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Western Pennsylvania Bariatric Institute is part of Conemaugh Physician Group. Read more.

Surgical Weight Loss

We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is difficult.

Excess weight not only harms your health, but your quality of life and the way you feel about yourself.  Our clinic is on the forefront of providing metabolic surgery for fight against obesity and the medical diseases of affected by obesity.  Add years to your life with a healthier body so you can create more enjoyable memories with family and friends.

Our program is designed to fit each person’s unique needs and has helped patients regain their health. Our team includes a bariatric surgeon, nurse practitioner, nurses, dietitian, a psychologist, and support staff. With follow-up care from our team and support from others on the same path, clients can change their lifestyles and navigate the transition to a healthy weight and a better life. We combine the latest in expertise and technique with exceptional support. Surgical options include the following robotic procedures:

Laparoscopic/Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive type of procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach, thereby limiting food intake as well as the sensation of hunger. The smaller stomach size restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, so patients lose weight by eating fewer calories. This procedure also impacts the production of ghrelin, which a a hunger hormone in the body.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Diagram

Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastric Bypass

This is the most common type of bariatric surgery. During gastric bypass surgery the surgeon divides the stomach. Creating a smaller stomach, called the pouch. The smaller stomach holds less food, resulting in reduced amount of food that you can eat. The small intestine is also divided and realigned to allow food to pass. This reduces the calories absorbed.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Diagram

Gastric Band Repair or Removal

Our services do not currently include new gastric band surgeries, but we do repair or remove previous lap band procedures. 

Revisional and Conversion Procedures

Is a surgical option to modify or correct a previous bariatric surgery. There may be instances where some patients may need revision surgery for limited weight loss, weight regain, unresolved medical conditions, or complications. A conversion procedure replaces a previous bariatric surgery with a different procedure. Examples include replacing a Lap-band with a gastric sleeve or to a gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy conversion to gastric bypass.


Western Pennsylvania Bariatric Institute surgeries are performed at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center: A Duke Lifepoint Hospital

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Many of our services are determined based on your individual BMI.

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