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Bariatric Team

Peter Kwon, MD, FACSPeter Kwon, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services

Dr. Kwon is the founder and director of Tri-state Bariatrics and has 29 years of experience in the field of general and laparoscopic surgery, and 12 years of experience in the field of Bariatric Surgery.  He has performed over 3,000 weight loss surgeries and his practice has helped over 6,000 obese patients with surgical weight loss.

Jaime Cepeda, MD, FACS

Jaime Cepeda, MD, FACS

Dr. Jaime Cepeda, Jr. is a board certified surgeon specializing in General, Bariatric and Vascular surgery procedures. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Cepeda has over 15 years in general and laparoscopic surgery. He has been performing Bariatric surgery since 2008 performing hundreds of bariatric surgeries, including Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Lapband.

Karen McKoy, RN, BSNKaren Holden, RN, BSN

Karen is Catskill Regional’s Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services Program Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Karen joined Catskill Regional in 2000 and brings 20 years nursing, educational and leadership experience to this service. Karen can be reached at 845-794-3300, ext. 2092 or

farrington-crystalCrystal Farrington, RD, CDN
Bariatric Program Dietitian

Crystal Farrington is a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist through the State of New York. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Dietetics in 2010 through Radford University. She then completed her supervised practice Dietetic Internship through Utah State University which allowed her to gain experiences with Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, and Foodservice. Crystal has since began working as a Bariatric Dietitian with Tri-State Bariatrics/Catskill Regional Medical Center in early 2016 and looks forward to providing education and support for her patients as she works with them to help them better their lives through improved nutrition and health.

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