Why Choose Us

Our Program

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 1.5 days; much 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.
  • St. Luke's bariatric surgery team also includes two full-time dietitians, two full-time social workers, two full-time RNs and support staff dedicated completely to the bariatric surgery program.
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, St. Luke’s Allentown 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.