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Dr. Edward Yatco, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Dr. Edward Yatco is the Assistant Chief of Bariatric Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital/ Northwell Health.

He is a board certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotic bariatric and general surgery. Dr. Yatco has performed laparoscopic obesity surgery since 2002. He performs minimally invasive robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and Modified Duodenal Switch (SIPS, SADI, SADS, looped DS). He specializes in bariatric surgery revisions including conversion from Gastric Bypass to Modified Duodenal Switch and Conversion from Lap Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass or Modified Duodenal Switch. He was the first to perform a conversion from gastric bypass to modified duodenal switch (SIPS) using the da Vinci Xi surgical robot. He also specializes in minimally invasive robotic general surgery including gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery.

Prior to his recruitment to Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Edward Yatco was a principal bariatric surgeon at The Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York and was involved in the training of medical students and residents in general surgery and instructed surgical fellows on how to perform bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The New York Medical College and as a clinical instructor for The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has published numerous articles and has spoken at national conferences on the subjects of laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery.

Dr. Yatco graduated from Colgate University with a degree in molecular biology and has several publications in biomedical science from research performed at The Rockefeller University and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his medical degree with a Distinction in Research from The State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. After his general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Yatco was named in the 2004-2005 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Yatco’s patience and care is unwavering. He spends time and genuinely cares for his patients and their health outcomes. His compassion is evident in all that he does.

To learn more about or to set an appointment with Dr. Edward Yatco, please call 1-888-949-9344 or fill out our online contact form.

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Lenox Hill Bariatric Surgery Program

The Lenox Hill Hospital/Lenox Hill Bariatric Surgery Program specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery options for obese and morbidly obese weight loss patients.

Represented by New York weight loss surgeons Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Dr. Edward Yatco,
Dr. Julio Teixeira, and Dr. Filippo Filicori, Lenox Hill specializes in gastric Sleeve, gastric bypass surgery (laparoscopic and open), duodenal switch and the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Systemal along with revisional surgery.

Lenox Hill weight loss in New York offers a surgical support team that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. The team includes full pre-operative education, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and individual and group counseling opportunities.