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About Our Procedures

Bariatric surgery helps the very obese achieve a healthier weight when routine diet and exercise or medications have failed. Weight loss surgery works by restricting how much a person can eat and/or decreasing the amount of calories the body can absorb. The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health offers three types of surgery, the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the adjustable LAP-BAND and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

A bariatric community meeting and seminar schedule is available here.

The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery used by surgeons at Excela Health offers these benefits:
  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of hernia
  • More...  

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Decreased calorie absorption occurs when the route from the stomach to a portion of the small intestine is bypassed. The stomach is made into a pouch that holds less food. Both the bypass and smaller pouch allow you to eat and absorb less food, resulting in weight loss.

A collar is placed around the upper stomach, reducing the amount that can be eaten. The collar is adjustable and allows you to feel fuller more quickly.

Sleeve Gastrectomy
A weight loss procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach.  The surgery creates a thin "sleeve" of stomach, removing the rest.  Patients experience significant weight loss and improvements to their health.  The procedure limits the amount of food a person can eat and helps the person feel fuller, sooner.



The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Center is an
MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive.



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Excela Health
Administrative Offices
532 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601