UPMC Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

The UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center is dedicated to providing you with the services and support necessary to make your weight loss surgery a success.

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is a surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach, allowing patients to eat smaller portions of food and still feel full, resulting in weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for people living with morbid obesity - especially for those who have not experienced long-term weight loss success through other means.

Experience

  • Serving the Erie community since 2003
  • More operations for weight reduction than any other bariatric surgery center in Erie

Quality

  • Awarded the title of Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a result of inspection of hospital and office protocols, equipment, staff education, and patient outcomes

Commitment

  • Services and support after the surgery including free monthly support group meetings, access to bariatric nutritionist and psychologist, and encouragement of the supportive staff

Types of Bariatric Surgery Primarily Performed at UPMC Hamot

  • Gastric bypass surgery - The stomach is divided into a small upper part and a large lower part.
  • LAP-BAND® surgery - A silicon band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small upper gastric pouch.
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy - Approximately 75 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow gastric sleeve or tube that limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time.

Contact Us

UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center
300 State Street, Suite 400A
Erie, PA 16507

Phone: 814-877-6997
Fax: 814-877-6356

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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