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Bariatric and Metabolic Institute


Innovative and personalized weight loss care

The physicians and staff of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute wish to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. We would like to have the opportunity to share information with you about our program and how achieving health and wellness is possible.

Attend our free weight loss information session.

Bariatric surgery will change your life – physically, emotionally, and socially. At the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we understand the difficult challenges that are experienced when attempting to maintain weight loss.

Why bariatric surgery? Am I a candidate?

Maintaining a healthy weight is an everyday struggle for many. Our goal is to help you overcome obstacles that stand in the way of your good health.

What is the impact of obesity?

Our Institute is committed to providing patient-centered care in your community. Our providers will be available close to home when you need care. We are a multi-specialty team that will work with you every step of the way. Your pathway to surgery starts here.

Our focus is to improve your life through surgery, education and outstanding care. If you are ready to lose weight and gain your life back, consider attending a free information session at a location that is convenient for you. Begin your weight loss journey here.

The Institute has board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons who have years of weight loss surgery experience and have conducted extensive bariatric specialty research. Meet our Bariatric Team.

The bariatric program at West Penn Hospital is an accredited American College of Surgeons Bariatric Center of Excellence with the current designation of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited Center – Comprehensive.

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BMI Range Meaning
Under 19 Underweight
Between 19 and 24 Ideal
Between 25 and 29 Overweight
Between 30 and 34 Obese
Over 35 Qualifies for surgery