Bariatric Surgery at UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret offers a full complement of both medical and surgical weight loss options, including minimally invasive surgical approaches. With more than 300 weight loss surgeries performed by our surgeons each year, the bariatric program at UPMC St. Margaret is accredited as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Our bariatric surgical team includes registered dietitians, nurses, exercise physiologists, psychologists, bariatric physicians, advance practice providers, and bariatric and plastic surgeons.

Members of the weight loss team are specifically trained in bariatrics and dedicated to the bariatric program at UPMC St. Margaret, offering both medical and surgical weight loss patients a comprehensive continuum of care, with a priority given to individualized follow-up for as long as is needed by the patient.

Surgical Procedures

Support Resources and Groups

UPMC St. Margaret is committed to your successful weight loss and management. As part of this commitment, we offer a monthly support group for those considering, or those who have already had, weight loss surgery.

Led by our team of experts, our support group offers:

  • Education about bariatric surgical procedures
  • Guidelines for nutrition including 3-6 month preoperative classes designed to prepare patients for bariatric surgery as well as integrate the necessary lifestyle changes
  • Recommendations for exercise
  • Appointments with exercise physiologists pre- and postoperatively as needed
  • Regular support groups to assist patients with the psychological and emotional issues associated with obesity and weight loss

Additional weight management (non-surgical) support resources offered through UPMC St. Margaret include the following:

  • One-on-one meetings with bariatric physicians to discuss non-surgical treatment options
  • Dietitian and exercise physiology support services offered in groups and individually

Schedule of 2015 Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Sessions

All sessions are free and are held at UPMC St. Margaret, Conference Room A, on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 412-784-5900

​Date ​Topic
​January 7 ​How to Grocery Shop/Open Discussion
​February 4 ​Mindless Eating
​March 4 ​Plastic Surgery
April 1 Ask the Patient
​May 6 ​Eating Disorders after Gastric Bypass
June 3 ​Protein and Vitamin Fair
​July 8 ​Getting on Track - Back to Basics
​August 5 ​Ask the Doctor
​September 2 Social Strategies for Success
October 7 ​Exercise Physiologist
​November 4 ​Ask the Experts
​December 2 ​Holiday Get Together

Contact Information

Pittsburgh Bariatrics at UPMC St. Margaret
100 Delafield Road
Medical Arts Building, Suite 210
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone: 412-784-5900
Fax: 412-784-5901

Request to speak with a UPMC Bariatric Surgery representative by filling out this form.

Additional Resources

Pittsburgh Bariatric Quarterly Newsletter (PDF)

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