Lap Band Surgery Centers and Doctors in Philadelphia, PA

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Lap Band Surgery with Temple Bariatric Surgery Program in Philadelphia, PA

Temple Bariatric Surgery Program of Philadelphia, PA, is located at Temple University Hospital. Temple University Hospital is a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and received five stars in HealthGrades' 2010/2011 Hospital Quality Ratings for Bariatric Surgery. The center has also been named as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Independence Blue Cross, an Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery by Aetna, and a Center of Excellence by Philadelphia magazine.

All patients entering the weight-loss program at Temple undergo thorough pre-operative testing and receive a private consultation with a Temple bariatric surgeon. After the tests are complete, the Temple team meets with each patient to review pre-surgery qualifications. Temple’s individualized patient approach continues on the day of surgery, when surgeons meet with a patient prior to any procedure. Surgeons talk with family members after surgery and, of course, continue to monitor patient recovery while the patient is hospitalized. All patients are then carefully followed post-operatively at regular intervals during the first year and at least annually thereafter.

John Meilahn, MD

Bariatric surgeon Dr. John Meilahn is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He received his undergraduate degree at Drexel University and was awarded his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a surgical fellowship at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Meilahn’s clinical interests are general and bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic and open gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, revisional surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery.

Temple University Hospital is located only a few minutes from the city center at 3401 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. To learn more about the bariatric weight-loss program with Temple, call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) or visit them at

Lap Band Surgery at Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program in Philadelphia, PA

The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program offers comprehensive care for the “morbidly obese” patient before and after weight-loss surgery. Under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Noel Williams, the medical team of nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and surgeons works together to provide patients proper medical care, while also helping patients achieve lifestyle and weight-loss goals.

The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program has more than 20 years of experience in weight-loss surgery and is the most active surgical center in the greater Philadelphia region, performing more than 700 procedures each year. The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program has also performed more than 300 robotic LAP-BAND procedures and is a leader in revision surgery.

The program offers gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgical services are located at four different locations throughout the Philadelphia area. Visit the program’s locations page for full details.

Dr. Noel Williams

Dr. Noel Williams is a native of Ireland, graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons and Ireland. He moved to Philadelphia for his fellowship, which he completed at University of Pennsylvania Wistar Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as well as a member of the Surgical Research Society of Great Britain & Ireland, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy. Dr. Williams was recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 issue as a “Top Doc” and, more recently, by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010. As the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program UPHS, Director, William T. Fitts Surgery Education Center, Dr. Williams specializes in bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery.

Visit the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program in Philadelphia at or call 800-789-PENN (7366).

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