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Bariatric Surgery

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There are many reasons to consider weight loss surgery, but if you and your doctor decide surgery is your best option, there’s only one place to choose – Sisters of Charity Hospital.

The Sisters of Charity Hospital Bariatric Program has been nationally recognized for excellence, and our highly skilled team of surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and counselors is ready to help you regain a healthy life.

Serious health problems are either caused by or worsened by obesity. Among the most common are heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoarthritis, infertility and even certain types of cancer.

When combined with diet and exercise, bariatric surgery can help you to achieve your weight loss goals where other methods have failed.

Did you know that most insurance plans cover bariatric surgery – because it can lead to better overall health!

Catholic Health Locations

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone & Hours

St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone & Hours

Trinity Bariatric Surgery
2625 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone & Hours

Bariatric Surgeons Affiliated with Catholic Health

Dang Tuan Pham, MD
Dang Tuan Pham, MD
Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery
Currently accepting new patients
John D Rutkoski, MD
John D Rutkoski, MD
Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery
Currently accepting new patients

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

When you choose us, you can be assured that you will receive the best of care.

Our program has been recognized by third-party organizations as one of the top bariatric programs in the nation.

Learn more about Sisters Hospital’s recognitions.

Why Choose Catholic Health?

One-on-One Appointments with Your Bariatric Surgeon

Our bariatric surgeon will meet with you at every appointment. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and will encourage you to contact him with questions both before and after your surgery.

At other bariatric centers, your experience may be more impersonal, with care provided by physician assistants; you may not meet your doctor until the day of surgery!

Private Rooms

Nothing is overlooked in ensuring your comfort.

Following surgery, our bariatric patients recover in private rooms that are designed specifically for patients seeking weight loss surgery.

Compassionate Staff

Our staff is highly trained in catering to the needs of the bariatric patient, both physically and emotionally.

To learn how to best make our bariatric patients feel comfortable and to anticipate your needs, our staff undergoes training each year.

Support Throughout Your Weight Loss Journey

Your relationship with Catholic Health continues after surgery. Within 72 hours, our nurse practitioner will follow up with you by phone. She can talk you through your diet, fix problems with filling your prescriptions and help with issues at home.

We also offer support groups to weight loss surgery patients or those struggling with obesity. Click here for more information about our support groups.

I have always been overweight and have struggled with it since I was 10 years old.

My pediatrician encouraged my parents to put me on diets, and they signed me up to a gym at a very early age. At 23 years old, I knew I'd be lucky if I made it into my 30s. This surgery was my last resort. I was dealing with emotional issues on top of the physical ones.

If someone told me a year ago all of the things I would be doing today, I would never have believed them. I have lived so much in the past year – physically, emotionally and socially. I was restricted before. My entire life has changed, I have a new lease on life. I don't consider weight an issue anymore when I go to do things, and before, going to a restaurant was really hard.

It saved my life. If I could help one person, I will tell my story. I just want to shout it from the top of a mountain! I could probably climb a mountain now!

– Jessica Pitingolo