The GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery division, also known as the Weight Loss Surgery program, provides long-term solutions to people who continually struggle with their weight. The program offers counseling services, including group sessions, and medical obesity screening to guide the weight loss surgery decision. Program surgeons specialize in a variety of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries through small incisions, including the laparoscopic placement of an adjustable gastric band and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, in which the stomach is tailored to half its original size. Division surgeons are involved in clinical research, including clinical trials and long-term studies that look at the effectiveness of bariatric surgery, with the goal of enhancing treatment options for obesity.