Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery - Reduce Your Size, Add Years to Your Life

Hosted by Rohit A. Patel, MD

Cooper's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers patients the three most popular and successful weight loss procedures - gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. If you are 75 to 100 pounds overweight and considering one of these surgeries - but have questions or concerns - we invite you to participate in our February Health eTalk with members of our bariatric surgery team. Surgeon Dr. Rohit A. Patel; nurse practitioner Dawn Stepnowski; and patient advocates Amanda McCabe and Christine Castagna will be answering questions and providing detailed information about what happens before, during and after weight loss surgery. Submit questions now, and then visit again on February 9th at Noon as we post the answers from our specialists live online!

The Weight Loss Surgery Team:

Cooper's multidisciplinary team of bariatric surgery experts works with patients before and after surgery to encourage a healthy, nutritious diet and to ensure they receive all of the health care and support services they need. Leading the team is program Director Rohit A. Patel, MD, FACS. Board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, Dr. Patel has performed over 400 bariatric procedures prior to coming to Cooper. Serving as the clinical leader and coordinator of Cooper’s multidisciplinary team is Associate Director Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, APN-C. Dr. Stepnowski has worked exclusively with bariatric patients for the past 10 years and is responsible for the coordination of patient care. In addition to surgeons and specially-trained nurses, the team also includes behavioral health specialists, medical and surgical sub-specialists, dietitians, exercise physiologists and patient advocates.