John D. Rutkoski, MD

Employed by Trinity Medical, WNY
Employed by Catholic Health
 Accepting New Patients


Bariatric Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
General Surgery





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Care Philosophy

Dr. Rutkoski specializes in compassionate care for those individuals struggling with their weight. He believes that by providing long term solutions for weight loss, he can help lead patients to healthier lives with resolution or significant improvement in many weight associated health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. He chose to focus his practice on the treatment of individuals suffering from obesity so that he can provide the comprehensive care necessary before and after bariatric surgery to ensure his patients’ success.


A metabolic and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Rutkoski studied medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia before returning home to complete his general surgery training at The Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He received board certifications in general surgery as well as surgical critical care from the American College of Surgeons. He went on to further specialize in minimally invasive and robotic surgery of the GI tract at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. Rutkoski uses the most advanced techniques to perform adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, as well as revisional bariatric procedures.

Education & Training


The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NY

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pediatric Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Residency

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


University Hospital of Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Doctorate of Medicine

Duquesne University

Master of Physician Assistant

Duquesne University

Bachelor of Health Sciences


Office Locations

Trinity General and Bariatric Surgery

2625 Harlem Rd Ste 240
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Hospital Affiliations

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14225