Become a new you at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono!
Our Bariatric Services Team is here to provide you with Board certified surgeons and medical staff, the latest technology in weight loss surgery, and expert, compassionate care as you take your journey through this transformation.
Bariatric surgery is proven to be more effective over time than non-surgical treatments and designed to ensure gradual and long-term weight loss. Should you qualify for bariatric surgery, our team will work with you from start to finish on your weight loss goals.
Different Types of Bariatric Surgery:
PMC performs three types of procedures, each designed to meet your goal of weight loss. All procedures are performed through small incisions in the abdomen.
- Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
- Stomach reduced to the size of a golf ball
- Small intestine is bypassed and reconnected to new smaller stomach
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Stomach is cut and stapled, reducing it by 75-80%
- With a smaller stomach, the patient feels fuller faster
Your procedure will be performed by Nicolas Teleo, MD. Dr. Teleo is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.
Education & Support
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (LVH-P) also offers education and support for those considering weight loss surgery or post-surgery patients. Our free monthly support groups are held at LVH-P usually every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. Please contact (570) 426-2301 for more information or go to the Education section of our events page.
Check out articles straight from our docs! To read more information on bariatric surgery from our team, check out these "Ask The Doctor" articles from the Pocono Record.