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Our Weight Loss Surgery Team

Berkshire Medical Center’s comprehensive bariatric surgery program is about so much more than weight loss. It’s about helping you make—and maintain—profound changes for lifelong health and happiness.

In addition to our fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Andrew Lederman, MD, FACS, FASMBS, we also provide a specially trained bariatric coordinator to oversee your program and provide every tool available for success. Registered dietitians, mental health professionals, anesthesiologists and primary care physicians all work as part of our dedicated team, and we work in close coordination with specialists in cardiology, pulmonology, radiology and more to support your journey.

Get to know a little about us here. Then call (413) 395-751 or RSVP online for a free weight loss surgery seminar, where we can provide in-person education about the types of procedures we perform, including the benefits, risks and expected results for each. Open to our Pittsfield, Albany and surrounding communities we love to serve.


Andrew Lederman, MD, FACS, FASMBS– Medical Director, Berkshire Center for Weight Loss Surgery

  • Has performed more than 1000 bariatric procedures, including minimally invasive weight loss techniques for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, as well as complicated and revisional bariatric surgery
  • Fellowship-trained in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Site Inspector for the American College of Surgeons and MBSAQIP
  • Has served on national committees for bariatric surgery for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


Jodi Szczepaniak-Locke, RN, CBN, MS – Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Works one-on-one with you to develop a personalized plan for weight loss success, whether it involves lifestyle changes, medication or a bariatric surgical solution
  • Provides long-term follow up for ongoing success, even years after surgery
  • Expert in post-op nutrition and other issues such as excess skin and lifestyle changes for success
  • Facilitates our free Bariatric Support Groups to help you maintain momentum following surgery

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