Surgical Weight Loss


Make an appointment with the surgical weight loss team.


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 overview

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  • Three surgeons and a multidisciplinary bariatric team to better serve patient needs
  • MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications
  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

Dean DeVore – Five years later

Five years after taking on weight loss surgery, Dean DeVore, the voice of Beaver Stadium, enjoys his success of a healthy, active life.

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.

Contact information

Penn State Surgical Weight Loss
3100 Schoolhouse Road
Suite 100
Middletown, PA 17057

Patient Testimonials

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


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.