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Clinical Programs

Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program

The Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program offers patients who are morbidly obese the latest surgical procedures as tools to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

With more than 20 years of experience in weight-loss surgery, Penn's metabolic and bariatric surgery teams ensure that patients receive treatment designed to help achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health.

About Weight Loss Surgery at Penn

  • The Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program is one of the most active and respected bariatric surgery programs for morbidly obese patients in the nation.
  • Penn's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery teams collectively perform more than 700 weight loss procedures every year.
  • The full range of bariatric surgery procedures, including adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are performed at Penn.
  • Standard pre- and post-surgical protocols are in place at all three Penn Medicine hospitals, ensuring consistent quality of care and safety.
  • Penn is a leader in minimally invasive robotic techniques and revisional surgery.
  • The new Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery location at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine provides access to the most advanced technologies specifically designed for bariatric patients.
Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

Bariatric Center of Excellence

The American Society for Bariatric Surgery has designated the bariatric surgery program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania a "Center of Excellence." This designation recognizes programs with a demonstrated record of favorable outcomes.

To earn the Center of Excellence designation, a hospital must perform a high number of bariatric surgeries per year. Hospitals must also report long-term patient outcomes, have an on-site inspection to verify all data, and maintain a dedicated, multidisciplinary bariatric team.

Learn more about the Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at Penn Medicine