Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

A Team Approach to Individualized Care

Patients suffering from clinically severe (morbid) obesity benefit from the expertise of the team at the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Here, professionals in surgery, medicine, nursing, anesthesiology, psychology and nutrition collaborate to provide patients with high-level, comprehensive care in a compassionate environment.

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

The Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been designated a MBSAQIP Accredited Center - Comprehensive. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program is committed to ensuring patients the best outcomes and quality care possible.

The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is best suited to the individual's health needs and weight loss goals. Support groups and nutritional counseling are also key components of the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offers:

  • Board-certified surgeons with expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  • An experienced anesthesia team dedicated to the care of severely obese patients.
  • Clinical nutrition specialists with American Dietetic Association certification in adult weight management.
  • An internist specializing in the medical evaluation of severely obese patients.
  • Psychologists with clinical expertise in weight and eating disorders.
  • Board-certified nurse practitioners who provide pre- and post-operative evaluation, assessment and management.
  • Minimally invasive surgical suites with robotic technology.
  • Gastric band adjustments performed in a new fluoroscopy procedure room.

Clinical Services

Team and Staff

Affiliation Key

Unless otherwise indicated, all providers listed are employed by or contracted through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Independent Physician icon Independent: Private practice physician who is not employed by the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and may or may not have privileges to treat patients at a UPHS hospital.
Sub-specialty network provider icon Sub-Specialty Network: Private practice physician who is affiliated with UPHS, but is not an employee of UPHS and may or may not be on the medical staff of a UPHS hospital.
CHOP Provider icon CHOP: Physician affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.