UPMC Bariatric Services Doctors and Staff at UPMC Altoona

The UPMC Bariatric Services at UPMC Altoona staff takes a team approach to your weight loss.

Contact UPMC Bariatric Services at UPMC Altoona

For support group information, call 814-889-7500 or email BariatricCoordinator@upmc.edu.

Bariatric Surgeons

Our surgeons have decades of practice and will help you decide the best weight loss option for you.

Physician Assistant (PA)

Our PA will help with your pre- and post-op care.

  • Mike Burggraf, MPAS, PA-C

Bariatric Coordinator

Our coordinator provides patient education and follow-up support. She also supports our surgeons and works with the rest of the team.

  • Jolene Young MSN, RN, CNOR

Registered Dietitians

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.

  • Lindsay Eckenrode, RD, LDN
  • Megan Prisk, RD, LDN
  • Marlee Schrift, RD, LDN

Licensed Psychologists

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.

  • Adam Sedlock, MS
  • Denis Navarro, MA