Our Experienced Bariatric Team
Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s east side is one of the iconic bariatric surgical programs in the world. Established in 2000, it has been featured on 60 minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS Morning Show. The bariatric surgeons and staff are internationally renowned and are pioneers and leaders in the field. They have performed laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass since 2000. Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch have been common procedures for more than a decade. It is a referral center for complex bariatric revisions. Additionally it is a training site for Robotic Bariatric Procedures. Few centers in the world have the combined expertise of the Lenox Hill Bariatric Surgeons.
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Compassionate, Professional Care Team
Our professional and ancillary staff understand the unique needs and challenges experienced by bariatric surgery patients and their families. We know that many of our patients have spent years struggling with their obesity, and the difficulties that can come along with accessing appropriate, timely medical support.
We are committed to delivering exceptional, comprehensive and progressive obesity treatment that includes non-invasive bariatric surgery, pre-operative education, exercise and fitness programs, management of co-existing conditions, and a long-term follow-up program to promote the best possible outcomes for each of our patients.
In a recent program review, we were told that attendance and participation in our post-operative support groups was among the highest in the country. This demonstrates the skill of our ancillary staff and program’s commitment to optimize long term outcomes.
World-Class Bariatric Surgeons
Our experienced, highly-skilled bariatric surgeons will ensure you receive the finest medical care and support available throughout your surgical weight loss journey in an environment that is dignified, respectful, and specifically tailored to the unique needs of bariatric surgery patients.
Our team of world-renowned bariatric surgery experts is led by Dr. Mitchell S. Roslin, Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, NY, and Lenox Hill Hospital, NY. Dr. Roslin is a strong advocate for patients who travels extensively to research, lecture and demonstrate surgical techniques.
Each year, Dr. Roslin performs approximately 400 complex bariatric surgeries and surgical revisions in both New York City and Westchester.
Julio Teixeira MD, FACS is also recognized as a pioneer and innovator in minimally invasive surgery. He has performed laparoscopic bariatric surgery in the late 1990’s and has run the program at Westchester Medical Center, Montefiore Hospital Center, and St Lukes/Roosevelt. He has come to Lenox Hill Hospital because he believes that it is the optimal New York center for bariatric and minimally invasive surgery
Edward Yatco, MD FACS, is the Assistant Director of Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Yatco also has more than 15 years of experience in the field and international credentials. Respected as the surgeon’s surgeon, he has been at Lenox Hill for 10 years.
Specialized Anesthesia Services & Clinical Specialists
Our hospital’s medical staff includes world-renowned clinical specialists from a variety of disciplines including cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology and obstetrics who are available to provide our bariatric surgery patients with additional preoperative and postoperative support and care. Lenox Hill, is located in one of the best neighborhoods in New York City. As a result, it must always be a leading facility to obtain local support. Its history includes the location of the first coronary angiogram. International Celebrities come for their medical care. Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Chelsea Clinton have had their babies at Lenox Hill Hospital. Even countless movies have been filmed inside and outside the institution.
Lenox Hill Hospital also has an outstanding anesthesia department that is well-equipped to handle the morbidly obese patient. Every bariatric surgery performed at the Lenox Hill Hospital includes the specialized services of a board-certified anesthesiologist who has completed additional training in the care of bariatric patients.
To learn more about our exceptional team of bariatric surgeons, and support staff here at Lenox Hill Hospital, call us at 1-888-949-9344 to book your spot in one of our complimentary bariatric surgery seminars.