Bariatric Surgery Patients See Significant Weight Loss

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

JAMA Study #3912

Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study co-authored by Dr. Anita Courcoulas, Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery at UPMC that is showing the positive effects of weight loss surgery even after an extended amount of time. Most patients have seen a significant improvement in weight loss, keeping the weight off, as well as improvement in diabetes, lipids, and blood pressure at the three year mark.

» Watch the Jama Report video now for more details about the study and to hear one woman’s incredible story.

Bariatric Surgery Centers at UPMC

Each of UPMC’s four bariatric surgery centers has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Our multidisciplinary approach to weight loss through both surgery and lifestyle changes is available at:

  • UPMC Hamot: For more information, call 814-877-6997.
  • UPMC Horizon: For more information, call 724-588-6660.
  • UPMC St. Margaret: For more information, click here or call 412-784-5900.
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC: For more information, click here or call 412-641-3632.

Each center offers free monthly information sessions. Visit our website to learn more about bariatric surgery, or to find out if you’re a candidate.


Bariatric Surgery

If you’re struggling with obesity and you’re ready to lose weight, the UPMC bariatric surgery team can help you find a healthier, happier you. Our multidisciplinary approach includes personalized care from all our team members — before, during, and after your surgery. You could be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40. Learn more about the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Read More