Skip to main content
Services  »  Bariatrics

Click the link below to take the first step on your journey back to a normal, healthier life, the life you’ve always wanted.

Online seminar registration

 Bariatric Care in Westmoreland County

Our online seminar is designed to teach you about the different bariatric procedures we offer, the surgeons who perform them, and the lifestyle changes that come with surgery.  Or, you can attend one of our live community meetings by contacting our Call Center, 1-877-771-1234.

Excela Health’s bariatric physicians understand the many complex reasons that can cause a weight problem. And we put together a comprehensive program in Bariatric Care with the latest surgical techniques and a focus on individual support, before and after surgery, to make your steps to a healthier life clearer, simpler and easier.

Every person is different with his or her own unique story and personal goals.  We work first to understand your needs and then work towards finding the best weight loss approach for you.  Our patients share their own stories in order to help others understand how weight loss surgeries can make a difference.  

Make this the first step on your journey back to a more normal, healthier life ... the life you’ve always wanted.

Excela Health is a MBSAQIP
Accredited Center – Comprehensive

Awards and Accolades

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is ranked #1 in market for medical excellence in bariatric surgery in 2017. Excela's bariatric program has the highest national ranking among the hospitals in our market, one that includes western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia. Our bariatric patients can be assured that our bariatric surgical program has met and exceeded quality standards that includes process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction above and beyond other hospitals/health systems in the designated geographic region.

Excela Health is proud to be recognized for its commitment to excellence in bariatric surgery by the following organizations.


MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive
The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health has been designated a MBSAQIP Accredited Center – Comprehensive.  MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, working to advance safe, high quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers.  A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during in which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice.  All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

Aetna Institute of Quality®
The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals with obesity.  Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions.  Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care; clinical quality, and cost efficiency.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery®
The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Center is one of the first health care facilities in the nation to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ designation for Bariatric Surgery® by the Blue Distinction® Centers Specialty Care Program.  Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally designated facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, developed with input from the medical community; for patient safety, and better health outcomes.  To receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, Excela Health demonstrated success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures and cost efficiency.