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Bariatric Program

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Join us for a free Weight Loss Surgery seminar

If being 100 pounds or more overweight has held you back in life, we can help.

Whether you have weight-related health issues or are restricted in the activities you can enjoy, bariatric procedures may be able to help you live the happier, healthier life you've been missing out on.

Join us for a free informational seminar to take that first step. You'll get a chance to learn about your options - including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable Banding - and hear about the kinds of results you can expect. Our compassionate team is ready to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Don't continue on a path you're unhappy with. Register for one of our upcoming FREE seminars below.

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Seminar Discussions Include:

  • Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?
  • How does bariatric surgery work?
  • Benefits/risks of surgery.
  • Diet/lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery.
  • What to expect from a physician consultation.
  • Question and answer session

Seminars are open to the public and held at Buffalo General bi-weekly at 1:30 p.m. Seminar is located in the Cummings Conference Center, located on the second floor of Buffalo General Medical Center. Please refer to schedule for seminar dates. All patients MUST bring a support person to seminar.

Monthly evening seminars will be held at The Millennium Hotel, located at 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, next to the Galleria Mall. The seminar begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. and guests should arrive by 5:15 p.m. Parking is provided free of charge. Please note, your support person must also attend this seminar.

Questions, call (716) 859-4291.

Meet the Physicians

Alan Posner, M.D. Alan Posner, MD, is fellowship- trained in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Posner was one of the first surgeons in Western New York to offer bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic technique. Aaron Hoffman, M.D. Aaron Hoffman, MD, joined the bariatric program in 2007 and was named medical director in November of 2011. He is fellowship-trained in the laparoscopic surgery technique and bariatric surgery.
John Butsch, M.D. John Butsch, MD, joined the bariatric program in 2009. He performed laparoscopic bariatric surgery for several years in Chicago, IL prior to joining the program at Buffalo General Medical Center.