Surgical Weight Loss


Make an appointment with the surgical weight loss team.


Program overview

The Surgical Weight Loss program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers 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.

Program stats

  • Three surgeons and a multidisciplinary bariatric team to better serve patient needs
  • Designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

Get insight into what to expect from the program, and see the results some patients have experienced.

Contact information

Surgical Weight Loss
4000 Vine Street
Middletown, PA 17057


First steps

Have you ever considered surgical weight loss?

The first step is to attend one of our information seminars.

Even if you’re not sure if surgery is right for you, this is a great way to learn more about the surgical weight loss tools offered at Hershey Medical Center. Call 717-531-7260 to register.

Patient Testimonials

Everyone with a weight problem understands the embarrassing moments that hit you as you go through life, either on your own or with your family. You know, when you realize you can’t ride a ride at the amusement park, because you’re too big. When you can’t keep up, have to stop and catch your breath as you walk up a hill. It’s sad. It’s disheartening. You almost feel defeated. Learn more about Dean’s story –‘The Voice’ recaptures his life.

Meet Jason, a former patient of the Penn State Health surgical weight loss program and see the changes it’s made in his life.

Meet Jenn, a former patient of the Penn State Health surgical weight loss program and listen to her tips and insight.