Penn State Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

We are a multispecialty group of dedicated physicians/surgeons who use state of the art technology and techniques to perform minimally invasive or keyhole surgery.  The techniques are applied over a broad range of surgical procedures and organ systems. 

The major advantages to this type of surgery include reduced post operative pain, decreased hospital length of stay and earlier return to pre operative function. We implement advanced surgical techniques and also the use of the newest generation in laparoscopic/ minimally invasive technology to achieve excellence and safety.  These techniques have allowed us to perform new, complex and conventional procedures without the major risks associated with a large open incision.

The comprehensive surgical weight loss program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was started in 1979. The program continues to offer comprehensive weight management services including: nutritional counseling, medical evaluation, psychiatric evaluation, and weight loss surgery (sometimes called stomach stapling or bariatric surgery) for patients with clinically severe obesity.

For more information, visit the Surgical Weight Loss Program website.

 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
 Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss program is proud to have been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.