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Bariatric surgery helps severely and chronically overweight people who have found diet and exercise to be ineffective. The Bariatric Surgery Program at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills is a comprehensive program offering care before, during and after surgery, including medical screening, help with insurance approvals, nutritional guidance, post-surgical care and support groups to help ensure weight-loss success.

The program follows standards compliant with the safe practices of bariatric surgery as set forth by the policies of Northwell Health and the guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

Deborah Riddick
Nurse Coordinator
Office Phone: (718) 830-4093
Email: [email protected] 

Our team

John N. Afthinos, MD

Specialties: Surgery

Armando E. Castro, MD

Specialties: Surgery

At Northwell Health, we are here to help you reach your goals. Our personalized services are designed to help you every step of the way—from diagnosis and surgical treatment to long-term patient and family support.

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