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Why Choose Us?

St. Luke’s Weight Loss Surgery Program – Top Ten Things to Know

  • Zero mortalities.
  • We have no program fee; dietary evaluation and behavioral health evaluations are also free.
  • Average length-of-stay for bariatric surgery is approximately1.5 days; lower than the national average. Complication and readmission rates continue to be well below the national average.
  • Our surgeons were first in the area to offer the single-incision sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Our surgeons are dedicated full-time to bariatric surgery.
  • Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in bariatric surgery.
  • Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in robotic surgery.
  • St. Luke’s bariatric surgery team also includes registered dieticians, dedicated social workers and RN’s.
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, St. Luke’s Monroe Campus and St. Luke's Warren Campus
  • Named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Bariatric Surgery.
  • Named a Center of Excellence through Optimum Health (United Health Care), and Institute of Quality for bariatrics by Aetna.
  • All 3 surgery locations were named to Money and Leapfrog Group's 101 best hospitals for bariatric surgery in 2023.

What does this mean for our patients?

As a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery, St. Luke’s has met and maintained strict requirements with regard to quality, outcomes and the level of resources available to our patients. This distinction is awarded by an independent organization called MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) and involves a completely voluntary assessment of our program. All our surgery locations, Allentown, Monroe and Warren, have achieved this designation. 

MBS A QIP Accredited Center 

An accredited center is a hospital facility/program that has undergone an independent and voluntary evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards and met the rigorous requirements to be designated as an accredited center.

  • Physical resources
  • Human resources
  • Clinical standards
  • Surgeon credentialing standards
  • Data-reporting standards
  • Quality improvement practices
  • Verification/approvals processes

By selecting St. Luke’s Weight Management Center, you can be assured that the quality of care you will receive has met or exceeded established standards within the field of bariatrics. St. Luke’s continuously has maintained quality outcomes that ensure not only safe surgical procedures, but also provides the education, multi-disciplinary support and life-long engagement to ensure long-term success for our bariatric patients.