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Bariatric Surgery

Improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. That is the mission of Catskill Regional Medical Center. We are committed to going above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care and our Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services program is designed to do just that.

Peter Kwon, M.D., Medical Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services
Peter Kwon, M.D.,
Medical Director of
Bariatric & Metabolic
Surgical Services

This comprehensive program addresses the challenges of the obese population in Sullivan County and adjacent counties. We provide qualified patients with counseling and tools that enable them to regain control of their lives and their health by providing the necessary life skills to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Led by Peter Kwon, M.D., Medical Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services, Catskill Regional offers three minimally-invasive weight-loss procedures: Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. These bariatric procedures can help patients get back on track to living a fuller, healthier, more active life. And because these leading-edge procedures are offered right here in this community, you won’t have to travel far from home to receive the best in quality care.

Meet your Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery care team.

Know Your Options

Catskill Regional Medical Center offers three safe, minimally-invasive surgical weight-loss options: Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. These procedures are performed by a team of surgeons with experience in over 3,000 successful bariatric surgeries. Bariatric Surgery can greatly reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease and have been proven to reverse these diseases in many patients.

What is Gastric-Bypass?

This procedure involves the reorganization of the digestive system. The surgeon creates a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach by stapling it together. The surgeon then attaches part of the small intestine to the new pouch, effectively “bypassing” the part of the stomach that has been sealed off. This causes your body to absorb fewer calories, leading to weight loss.

What is Gastric Banding?

During this procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable and adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, partitioning it into two parts. The band creates a small opening that allows limited food to pass through each section, resulting in controlled food intake. This means you will feel full while eating less.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

This procedure removes approximately seventy-five percent of the stomach and results in less food consumption, causing you to eat less and lose weight. Following the surgery, what remains of the stomach is a narrow tube or sleeve which connects to the intestines.

Have additional questions?
Read our Bariatric Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about your weight loss options, email Catskill Regional Bariatric & Metabolic Surgical Services at