Bariatric Surgery Center
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If you’re severely overweight—and diet and exercise haven’t worked—you’re not alone: more than 1 in 20 Americans over the age of 20 are morbidly obese*, increasing their risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, chronic joint pain and more, while keeping them from the happy and active life they deserve.
Transformation Starts Here
At the Berkshire Center for Weight Loss Surgery, it’s never too late to take control. As a nationally accredited bariatric surgery center, we integrate advanced surgical technology, nutritional counseling, emotional support and ongoing follow-up care. We’ve helped hundreds of patients from Pittsfield to Albany find life-changing success—and can do the same for you through:
Skill and Experience
Our bariatric surgery center is led by board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon, Andrew Lederman, MD, FACS, FASMBS. Each year, Dr. Lederman helps men and women across Berkshire County and beyond enjoy a new lease on life. And his care doesn’t end when your surgery does: he’s here to monitor, support and celebrate your lifelong commitment to wellness.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Facing major surgery can feel overwhelming, but you’ll find peace of mind with our minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Dr. Lederman specializes in laparoscopic and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band) and sleeve gastrectomy, which allow for fewer incisions. For you, that may mean less pain, scarring and risk of infection, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
Care for the Whole You
Weight loss is about more than physical transformation. Our bariatric surgery team—featuring a dedicated program coordinator, plus registered dietitians, mental health professionals and other specialists—is here to promote positive change, inside and out. Working closely with you and your primary care physician, we’ll create an individualized plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.
Total Support Through the Journey
Weight loss surgery is just the start of a new healthier way of life—and we’re with you every step of the way. Our comprehensive bariatrics program includes everything you need to ensure lasting success, from extensive pre-operative and lifestyle education, to ongoing food counseling and bariatric support groups.
Start with a free weight loss surgery seminar, hosted monthly by Dr. Lederman and our Bariatric Nurse Practitioner, Jodi Szczepaniak, NP. They will walk through weight management and surgical solutions, and see if a bariatric procedure may be right for you.
Call (413) 395-7510 or RSVP here for an upcoming bariatric surgery seminar.
*According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services