Welcome to Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss

The comprehensive surgical weight loss program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was started in 1979. The program continues to offer comprehensive weight management services including: nutritional counseling, medical evaluation, psychiatric evaluation, and weight loss surgery (sometimes called stomach stapling or bariatric surgery) for patients with clinically severe obesity.

Ann Rogers, M.D. is the Director of the Penn State Surgical Weight Loss Program at Hershey Medical Center.  We currently have four surgeons and a multidisciplinary bariatric team to better serve patient needs.
 
Our web site is designed to provide you with information about the medical risks of obesity and currently available treatment options at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Although there are many types of surgical weight loss procedures, the two procedures performed by the Penn State Surgical Weight Loss team are the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band).

In addition to its tertiary care, the medical center offers a comprehensive array of highly specialized services, including cardiothoracic surgery, high-risk obstetrical care, transplant surgery and spinal cord injury surgery.  Specialized care centers for cancer, heart care, emergency medicine, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and women's health provide coordinated, cost-effective care.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.