We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving the greater Buffalo area, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy.

As per the survey from 2018, Buffalo City is home to 0.256 million people. In 2008, an astounding 68 percent of adult residents in the City of Buffalo were either overweight or obese. About 40 percent were overweight while 28 percent were obese based on their Body Mass Index (BMI) scores.

The estimated cost of bariatric surgery in the region is $8,500. Most of the time, insurance does not cover the procedure. Yet, if clinically necessary, it may be covered. Also, the cost varies, depending on the type of procedure you opt for.

Health insurance rates went up by 6.8% in Buffalo city. This is positive news when we consider the high cost of healthcare services in the United States.

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100 High St #1126, Buffalo, NY 14203

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with extensive surgical experience, operating out of the Buffalo, New York area. He is an expert in Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Surgery, Endoscopy, and more.

2625 Harlem Rd Suite 240, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Rutkoski, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialty in Bariatric Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery apart from General Surgery. His area of expertise includes - Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) and Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures. Dr. Rutkoski is currently based out of Buffalo, New York.

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Buffalo Weight Loss Surgery

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons locally. We've hand-picked the top Bariatric Surgeons in the greater Buffalo area based on our three phase methodology. Nearby cities: New York City and Long Island.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for all surgery types.

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

A patients post-operative diet will likely consist only of liquids for the first few weeks of recovery, before transitioning to more solid foods. This is to ensure the body has time to fully heal.

The cost of bariatric surgery will vary widely depending on factors such as location and the actual procedure involved. However, most patients in Buffalo can expect to pay between $7,100 and $42,200 for most bariatric procedures.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages should be limited or avoided after bariatric surgery. This is mainly due to the impact that alcohol has on the liver, as well as the high caloric content of many alcoholic beverages.