Take the First Step to Life-Long Weight Loss

Weight Loss Surgery

A Personalized Approach to Changing Lives

Emerson Health’s renowned bariatric surgery team delivers the safest and most effective care with compassion. From your first appointment, through surgery and beyond, we are your partner on a path to lifetime success.

Obesity is a disease and a primary cause for many medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, various cancers, and more. Many of these conditions can be reduced, prevented or eliminated through weight loss.

Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss

Our team will work with you to find the solution that best suits your preferences and lifestyle, and support you on your weight loss journey every step of the way.
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Our Program Offers

  • A personal approach. Obesity is NOT your fault. It is a disease. Most of our patients have tried many times to lose weight unsuccessfully on their own with traditional diet and exercise. This is not a sign of personal failure but the resistance of a person’s metabolism to allow weight loss. We aim to stop the cycle of repeated dieting and improve your self-esteem, quality of life, and overall health
  • A highly-qualified team that includes board-certified surgeons with decades of experience, dietitians, mental health practitioners, physician assistants, and front desk staff who take time to get to know you as a person and support your weight-loss journey. Our team performs more weight loss procedures than any program in New England
  • Expert care, 24/7. We are here 24/7 to help you through every phase of your journey and celebrate with you when you reach key milestones
  • Minimally-invasive surgical options including the latest approaches with gastric bypass, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy – all of which are safe with outstanding results
  • Peace of mind that comes with choosing the highest-quality team, designated by the American College of Surgeons as an Accredited Comprehensive Bariatric Center

Are You a Candidate?

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery at the Emerson Health Center for Weight Loss if:
  • You are at least 100 pounds overweight and have a body mass index (BMI)* of 40 or greater
  • You have a BMI of 35-40 with medical conditions associated with your weight, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or sleep apnea
  • You are between 20 and 70 years of age
  • You have been unable to lose weight and maintain weight loss using conventional methods
  • You are committed to coming in for follow-up care after surgery, which is important for your long-term success

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Types of Surgery


Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is newly recognized as a primary procedure for weight loss. It reduces the size of the stomach to decrease food intake.


Gastric Bypass

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered the gold standard of weight-loss surgery available today. You will typically lose 60-70 percent of your excess weight during the first year after gastric bypass surgery.


Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADi-S)

This newer procedure consists of a sleeve gastrectomy and a bypass of some of the small intestine with a connection between the duodenum and the small intestine.


Duodenal Switch

A duodenal switch is the most powerful modern bariatric surgery that we have to date. Some patients who had bariatric surgery in the early days of the procedure develop problems and require further care. Our team has performed over 1,000 revisional bariatric procedures, which offer long-term success.


Revisional Bariatrics

As the field of bariatric surgery has evolved, surgical techniques and technology have become more refined. Some patients who had bariatric surgery in the early days of the procedure develop problems and require further care.


Lap Band

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), commonly referred to as Lap Band used to be one of the most popular bariatric procedures worldwide.

What to Expect

The decision to undergo weight-loss surgery is life changing. At Emerson Health’s Center for Weight Loss, we’re committed to your success—which starts with you knowing exactly what to expect. Here’s an overview:
  • Step 1: Free Info Session
  • Step 2: Your Initial Consultation
  • Step 3: Before Surgery
  • Step 4: On the Day of Surgery
  • Step 5: Your Recovery
  • Step 6: Continued Support for Ongoing Success

Patient Experience

Thousands of patients have transformed their lives through bariatric surgery at Emerson Health. Meet some of our patients in these videos.
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Meet Our Physicians

Call (978) 287-3532 to request a commitment-free consultation with an Emerson Health surgeon, Dr. Laura Doyon or Dr. David Lautz.
Laura Doyon, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
David Lautz, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
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