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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 and St. Luke’s Monroe Campus.
  • Named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Bariatric Surgery.
  • Named a Center of Excellence through Optimum Health (United Health Care), Health America Health Assurance and Cigna and Institute of Quality for bariatrics by Aetna.

*Some insurances may require a psyche evaluation by a licensed psychologist.