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Bariatric Surgery

 
Welcome to the West Penn Allegheny Bariatric Surgery Center

Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is a life-changing procedure that has benefits for physical and mental health and wellness as well as appearance.  At West Penn Allegheny Bariatric Surgery Center, we understand the journey that patients go through to achieve their weight loss goal.  That's why we provide all the resources necessary for lifelong success. Here, you get a team that supports you throughout your entire journey including experienced, dedicated physicians, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists and more. 

Bariatric Surgery at West Penn HospitalWest Penn Bariatric Center has earned reaccreditation by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons demonstrating the center’s commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to patients.
 
You also get the benefits of bariatric surgery program that has received numerous professional and national recognitions for  excellence.  The Center was first accredited in 2006 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a "Center of Excellence" for bariatric surgery.  The program has been recognized for excellence a second time earning re-accreditation status in 2013 demonstrating the center’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care to its patients.  

The Surgery Center meets all criteria as a Level 1 Center. Level 1 Centers are hospitals that have demonstrated they have the capacity to manage and have committed resources to provide complete bariatric surgical care. These hospitals have high-volume practices and can manage the most challenging and complex patients. These centers engage patients at all levels of obesity and set standards of care for weight-loss operations, ages, comorbid conditions, and re-operations.

These recognitions are based on the excellence of our clinical outcomes, the comprehensiveness of our program, and our contributions to research into ways to constantly improve weight-loss surgery

 To learn more:

Please contact us for further information. 

Information for Patients

Weight loss surgery at our organization is performed at West Penn Hospital by surgeons experienced in minimally invasive techniques.

Bariatric surgery procedures have been proven to help obese people lose a large amount of weight, significantly improving their health and drastically reducing their dependence on medications for obesity-related illnesses.

By substantially reducing weight, this procedure can ease health conditions associated with morbid obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac dysfunction, gallbladder disease, arthritis, depression, urinary stress incontinence, menstrual and fertility irregularities, sleep apnea and respiratory dysfunction.

Our bariatric surgeons are among a limited number of surgeons nationwide who can provide minimally invasive surgical techniques for patients with morbid obesity.

The laparoscopic surgical approach provides the benefits of less pain and discomfort, as well as quicker recovery.   Learn more about our bariatric surgery process, including:

Come to one of our monthly Informational Sessions, held at our West Penn Hospital Office.


Learn more about Bariatric Surgery in our Health Library.

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