For many, bariatric surgery is a lifeline to a healthier life: These procedures can help improve chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and much more.

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About UPMC Bariatric Services

UPMC Bariatric Services is here to help if you’re struggling with obesity and want to lose weight. We offer both surgical and non-surgical weight loss plans and can help you find the right path for a weight loss journey. We offer our services at UPMC locations throughout western Pennsylvania and New York. We hold accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, the highest standard in the country.