The UPMC Bariatric Services at UPMC Altoona staff takes a team approach to your weight loss.
For more information about bariatric support group dates, call 814-889-7500 or email BariatricCoordinator@upmc.edu.
Our surgeons have decades of practice and will help you decide the best weight loss option for you.
Our PA will help with your pre- and post-op care.
Our coordinator provides patient education and follow-up support. She also supports our surgeons and works with the rest of the team.
Our dietitians provide vital info about food selection, meal planning, fluid intake, and supplements.
They’ll meet with you one-on-one before and after surgery to help you make the lifestyle and diet changes needed for long-term success.
We require each patient to meet with a psychologist before surgery. They'll assess your understanding of the procedure and desire to comply with post-op instructions and lifestyle changes.
Their goal is to make sure you know both the risks and benefits and that you're mentally prepared for weight loss surgery.