The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program
at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center


Bariatric Surgery

Are You A Candidate?

About Leon Katz, M.D., F.A.C.S., Medical Director

Pre-operative Check List

Nutrition Counseling

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group


Listen to Leon Katz, M.D. Discuss Bariatric Surgery

Listen to Our Patients’ Stories…See the Results

Pre-Register for a Bariatric Seminar 24/7

Upcoming Weight Loss Surgery Seminars


Contact Us

For more information about our Bariatric Surgery Services or to register for a Weight Loss Seminar, please call 610-619-8450. Or click here to pre-register for our Weight Loss Seminars online.

What’s New?

The Biggest Winner? Crozer-Keystone Gastric Surgery Patient Mike Pezzano
Several days after he had gastric bypass surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Mike Pezzano’s diabetes disappeared. A year post-surgery, Pezzano has lost 100 pounds. Read his inspiring story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Long-term weight loss begins here.

If diet and exercise have not worked for you in the past, weight loss surgery may be an option. Bariatric surgery is the most effective tool to date for achieving significant long-term weight loss.

At Crozer-Chester’s Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program we believe reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong commitment. We’re here to help you every step of the way. 

“It’s not enough to treat the body itself. One has to treat the body, mind and spirit.” 
– Leon Katz, M.D., F.A.C.S.,  medical director of the Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center


Severe obesity is associated with serious, life-threatening diseases that can interfere with quality of life, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer

At the Bariatric Surgery Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center our team of board-certified physicians, nurses and nutritionists are dedicated to helping people lose weight—and keep it off.

Our scientifically proven, minimally invasive procedures like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bands are an important tool in the process, but we also offer nutrition counseling and other support services after patients leave the medical center.

Pre-Register for a Bariatric Seminar


We are located in the beautiful Pollard House on Crozer’s campus. Convenient patient parking adjacent to Pollard House is available for a nominal fee.

Pollard House
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013

Directions to Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake