Bariatric Surgery

To schedule an appointment for a bariatric surgery consultation call 
(716) 278-4400

Obesity is the nation's second leading cause of preventable death and is associated with multiple life-threatening medical conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Bariatric surgery is for obese patients who cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity. It is not performed for cosmetic purposes, but to address serious medical issues.

Weight-loss surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial

The types of weight-loss surgical treatments offered at Niagara Falls Memorial are:

  • Laparoscopic/Robotic Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Patient information seminars

Learn more about weight loss options

We hold several patient information seminars each month for individuals who want to learn more about their weight loss options. We invite you to view our list of upcoming patient information seminars and to register for one near you.

Register now

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Benefits of bariatric surgery

Weight loss is just part of the story.

There are many health benefits to bariatric surgery that are long-term, from overall quality and length of life to treating actual metabolic diseases and conditions. Specifically, minimally invasive bariatric surgery has plenty of benefits that include shorter hospital stay, minimal scarring and much more. 

Learn the benefits of bariatric surgery

For our Western NY, Northwestern PA & Canadian patients

We offer comprehensive weight loss surgery evaluation, plan and treatment to patients from Western NY, Northwestern PA, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Canada and beyond. We see a lot of patients from Buffalo, NY and the Niagara County area. 

For your convenience, Niagara Falls Memorial has negotiated special preferred rates and room accommodations with Wingate Hotel. Patients, and their family members, will also receive a welcome package and work with hospital liaison to address any needs they may have.

Dr. Bala Thatigotla

Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S. (UK), F.A.C.S., performs general, laparoscopic, robotic and bariatric surgery. He also treats patients with acid reflux, hernias (including complex hernias), and gallbladder issues.

A graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, India, he did post-graduate work in General Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery/Bariatric Surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Dr. Bala is board certified in General Surgery by both the American Board of Surgery and The Royal College of Surgeons (UK).

Dr. Vikram Vattipally

Vikram Vattipally, M.D., M.R.C.S. (UK), performs general, laparoscopic, robotic and bariatric surgery. He also treats patients with acid reflux, hernias (including complex hernias), and gallbladder issues.

A graduate of Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, he completed his fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic/Bariatric Surgery at Penn State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Vattipally is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons (UK), and NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. Dang Tuan Pham

Dang Tuan Pham, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial.  A graduate of University of Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie Broussais-Hotel Dieu Faculty of Medicine, Paris (France), he underwent post-graduate training at Baystate Medical Center (Massachusetts), Ste Anne Neurological Center (Paris) and Vernon Regional Hospital (France).

Dr. Pham is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.