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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program

Overview

For most people, diet and exercise simply don't lead to significant, or sustained, weight loss. Fortunately, bariatric (weight loss) surgery provides a better alternative - helping to break the cycle of obesity.

Jefferson's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program offers minimally invasive procedures - including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy - to help patients begin the journey to a healthier life. Since our Program was established in 2008, more than 1,200 patients have undergone one of our fully laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures to treat morbid obesity.

Procedures are performed laparoscopically. As a result, there is less discomfort after surgery, a quicker recovery and lower complication rates when compared with the "open" surgical approach.

Our outcomes, including weight loss and complication rates, are outstanding. As an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, we attribute our success to our relationships we develop with our patients before, during and after surgery.

Our surgeons work with patients in the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program to answer all of their questions and to select the appropriate treatment option. Also, patients undergo extensive evaluation by our multidisciplinary team to ensure a full understanding of the process.

To schedule an appointment to discuss how you can benefit from our Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program, please fill out the form to the right.

"My Weight Loss" Success Stories

WebinarFrom years of failed dieting attempts, to being at high risk of a host of serious health conditions to being tired of weight limiting their ability to enjoy life, our patients discuss their reasons for choosing bariatric surgery at Jefferson and share their success stories.

Read patient success stories

Office Locations

Center City Philadelphia

Walnut Towers (9th Street Entrance)
Suite 402
211 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

South Philadelphia

Jefferson's Methodist Hospital
1300 Wolf Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Paoli

Paoli Pointe Medical Office Building, Suite 203
11 Industrial Boulevard
Paoli, PA 19301

Voorhees, NJ

Jefferson at Voorhees
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Seminar Dates

Join us for a free seminar and find out if bariatric surgery is right for you! Our physician will discuss the various procedures available and answer any of your questions.

Upcoming Informational Seminars

July 18
5:30-7 pm
Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS
Methodist Hospital
Department of Surgery Office
1300 Wolf Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19148

July 20
6-7:30 pm
David Tichansky, MD, FACS
Walnut Towers, Suite 402
211 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

July 26
6-7:30 pm
Michael Kammerer, MD
Jefferson at Voorhees, 2nd Floor Conference Room
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

August 15
5:30-7 pm
Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS
Methodist Hospital
Department of Surgery Office
1300 Wolf Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19148

August 17
6-7:30 pm
David Tichansky, MD, FACS
Walnut Towers, Suite 402
211 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

August 24
6-7:30 pm
Michael Kammerer, MD
Jefferson at Voorhees, 2nd Floor Conference Room
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

September 13
6-7:30 pm
Michael Kammerer, MD
Jefferson at Voorhees, 2nd Floor Conference Room
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

September 22
6-7:30 pm
David Tichansky, MD, FACS
Walnut Towers, Suite 402
211 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

September 26
5:30-7 pm
Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS
Methodist Hospital
Department of Surgery Office
1300 Wolf Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Registration

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Success Stories

Velour
To help others, Velour had to help herself.

A certified nursing assistant, Velour was constantly on her feet. Her focus was always on her patients, but her weight was interfering with her ability to help others and her lengthy list of health issues was growing.

Read Velour's story >


Paul
It's not just on the scale that I see the difference.

After years of failed dieting, yo-yo weight losses followed by gains and growing tired of always being the heaviest person in the room, Paul began thinking about having bariatric surgery. At 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 379 pounds, the Downingtown father of three was ready to make a change in his life.

Read how Paul Lost 140 Pounds >


Carlos
I'm winning the weight loss challenge.

Carlos was not just obese, but morbidly obese and at high risk of a host of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He decided it was time to make a dramatic change.

Read how Carlos Lost 160 Pounds >


Delores
I'm healthier now, so I can be there for my son.

Dolores realized she had to choose a method of losing weight that would also provide her with support to help her keep it off. She decided to have bariatric surgery.

Read how Dolores Lost 115 Pounds >


Georgette
I broke up with my "best friend" - food.

Food and eating were Georgette's best friends. Food never judged her. Eating always comforted her. But for her health she needed to redefine those relationships. She turned to Jefferson to help her break up with her best friends.

Read how Georgette Lost 107 Pounds >