Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery

at the

Niagara Metabolic and Bariatric Services of NFMMC

Are you ready to make a change with your life?

My New Life!

  

Take the first step call to learn more about bariatric weight loss surgery
(716) 278-4400

We can help you determine if surgery is right for you, and which procedure best suits your specific needs. We will also guide you through the process of preparing for surgery, recovering from surgery, and reshaping your everyday routine to include healthier habits. Our nutritional and exercise programs, counseling and support groups are all vital components of your post-operative success. We'll help you make them part of your new winning lifestyle.

Weight-loss surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial

Types of Bariatric Weight loss Surgeries :

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

 Meet Your Team of Care

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. Kolli Venkatesware

Venkatesware Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S. graduated from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry, India. He attended The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University at Harlem Hospital in New York City for his residency training in general surgery before attending Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, completing two fellowships in head and neck surgical oncology. He also has advanced training and extensive experience in surgery of the breast and in minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures, including single site robotic gallbladder removal. 

Dr. Kolli is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the American Head and Neck Society.

He has been an attending surgeon at Niagara Falls Memorial since 1999.

 

Antonina Napierala, RN, BSN, Metabolic & Bariatric Program Coordinator

Noel Fotus, Medical Assistant

William Colosimo, RD, (Registered Dietitian), CDN

Jamie Nalbach, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer

Rebecca Salada, RN, BSN Exercise Rehabilitation