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Bariatric Program

For Physicians

The Temple Bariatric Program offers a comprehensive approach to transforming the lives of people who are struggling with the physical and psychological effects of obesity.

Quality care requires not just expert management of the bariatric patient, but also good communication with our referring physicians. Temple Health is committed to keeping you abreast of your patient's care. Our approach is one of cooperative effort with you, providing timely communication throughout therapy.

Refer a patient to the Temple Bariatric Program.

Experienced Bariatric Program

The Temple bariatric surgery team is one of the most experienced in the region. Our surgeons have performed many bariatric procedures with excellent results. Our program emphasizes proper patient selection, excellence in surgery and devotion to post-operative care. We offer all forms of bariatric and metabolic surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgical procedures.

Dedicated Bariatric Unit

For the comfort and safety of our patients, Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital have dedicated bariatric surgical units, with rooms and equipment designed for the special needs of bariatric patients.

Weight-Loss Surgery Team

Our multidisciplinary team consists of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, surgical assistants, registered dietitians, certified bariatric registered nurses, psychologists, case managers and home caregivers. All Temple bariatric surgeons are board-certified and are members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Our Commitment to Care

Our multidisciplinary team thoroughly evaluates all patients and educates them about the different surgical options and the risks associated with each procedure. Surgery is performed only when the team is satisfied that the patient fully understands the life-changing nature of these procedures.

Bariatric surgery patients have the best outcomes when they are followed consistently after surgery. The Temple bariatric surgery team is committed to long-term care and schedules regular follow-up appointments with each patient. If a problem develops after surgery, the team moves quickly to minimize any risks to the patient.

All Temple bariatric surgery patients are encouraged to attend the program’s monthly support group meeting. Exercise classes are also available as well as psychologists for individual post-operative counseling.

A Distinguished Bariatric Program

The Temple Bariatric Program has received numerous recognitions for excellence in bariatric surgery.

  • Independence Blue Cross has named Temple University Hospital a “Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.” This designation — which followed a rigorous evaluation of the bariatric program and patient outcomes — recognizes the high-quality care and excellent results achieved at Temple.

  • Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

  • Jeanes Hospital has been named a five-star recipient by Healthgrades for overall bariatric surgery for the past seven years.