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Let UPMC personalize your weight loss journey.
Let UPMC personalize your weight loss journey.

UPMC Bariatric Services

Is your weight holding you down? You're not alone.

If you're struggling with obesity and you're ready to lose weight, UPMC Bariatric Services can help you find a healthier you. At UPMC, we provide a broad range of surgical and non-surgical medical weight loss solutions.

Why Choose UPMC for Bariatric Services?MBSAQIP Accredited Center

UPMC Bariatric Services meets the highest level of national accreditation for bariatric surgery centers.

This means we have rigorous routine reviews to make sure we:

  • Meet nationally recognized bariatric surgery benchmarks, outcomes, and standards of care.
  • Commit to advancing care quality and patient safety.
  • Have the resources and equipment to perform even the most complex bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Offer continued support after weight loss surgery.

And UPMC Bariatric Services provides much more than surgical procedures.

Our locations

UPMC Bariatric Services is provided at UPMC hospitals and in offices located throughout western and central Pennsylvania and in New York. The services offered vary by location.

Our Weight Loss Experts and Personal Care Plan

Our team of bariatric experts from many specialty areas will:

  • Ask you about your medical history and do a thorough check-up. We might also take blood and order other tests.
  • Decide which weight loss option is right for you, based on your exam and test results.
  • Work with you to design your personalized weight loss plan.

Nonsurgical Weight Loss Services

For individuals who choose not to undergo surgery, or for those who are not eligible, we offer non-surgical medical weight loss options. Treatment is tailored to your needs and supervised by medical experts who are trained in providing care for overweight and/or obese patients.

Bariatric Surgical Services

Our surgeons perform a variety of bariatric (weight loss) procedures, including minimally invasive bariatric surgery. They'll work with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan and talk with you about weight loss surgery to determine the right option for you:

Lifelong Support

Our approach provides what you need for a successful weight loss and weight management journey

Weight Loss Research

Learn how our researchers and staff are committed to providing the latest therapy and surgical techniques to optimize patient care.

Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS, chief of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery at UPMC, discusses surgical options for weight loss, the health benefits of weight loss surgery, factors that make a person a likely surgical candidate, and weight loss expectations.

Listen to the UPMC HealthBeat Podcast: Weight Loss Surgery.

Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at UPMC, talks about the benefits of bariatric surgery in this edition of WPXI Community Matters.

In the News

Dr. Anita Courcoulas was recently featured in these articles about bariatric surgery.