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Welcome to UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management Center. The center has been serving the community since 2003 when the bariatric surgery program was started at UPMC Hamot Medical Center. Over the years, the program has expanded and now offers comprehensive weight management services that include non surgical options in addition to bariatric surgery. Ours is the oldest and most comprehensive weight management program in the region and our team of very experienced health care professionals continues to provide state of the art care to patients suffering from the disease of obesity.

If you would like to get more information about weight loss surgery or UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management Center, please call our office at


and make an appointment to attend one of our information seminars.

EMMIIf you have already been registered with EMMI Solutions through UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center, you can click on the link to complete your preoperative education. You will need an access code from our office to visit this website. Please call our office at 814-877-6997 for your access code.

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News and events for May Lap Surgeon Attention Patients !

Please use email only for non urgent communication with the office and call the office at 814-877-6997 with any urgent message. 

News and events for May Lap Surgeon Monthly Support Group Meetings

UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery And Weight Management Center holds a Preop Support Group Meeting for weight loss surgery every month on the 3rd Wednesday at 6 pm.

There is no fee to attend support group meetings and they are open to anyone interested in support for weight loss surgery. Support Group Meetings are held at Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot in the Lincoln Center, 118 E. 2nd Street, Erie, PA.

We also hold a monthly support group meeting designed to address the special needs and concerns of postop bariatric patients. The Postop Support Group Meeting is held at 5 pm before the main meeting at the same location.

For weather related cancellations, please visit this site for notifications. We will also post support group cancellations on our closed Facebook group page, on TV and radio stations when possible or call the office at 814-877-6997

News and events for May Lap Surgeon Support Group Meetings Outside Erie, PA

There are bariatric surgery support group meetings held in the region outside Erie, PA. These meetings are not organized by UPMC Hamot and are run by volunteers. Our office frequently communicates with the group leaders but does not control or endorse the topics discussed in the meetings. If you have information about other meetings in the region or if you find any inaccuracies in the information provided here, please call our program coordinator, Valerie Snyder at


Bradford PA Support Group

Bradford Area Public Library

67 W. Washington St.

2nd Monday of every month.


Jayme Covert 814-512-3128


Warren PA Support Group

Warren General Hospital

3rd Monday of every month

 6 pm

Ashley 814-688-0235


Jamestown NY Support Group

UPMC Chautauqua WCA

2nd Tuesday of every month

6 pm

Terra Caruso 716-485-7870


Seneca PA Support Group

UPMC Northwest, Cancer Center Entrance Lobby

2nd Wednesday of every month

6:30 pm

Sheila Lauer 814-758-8338


Meadville PA Support Group (STARTING 8/3/19)

Fluid Mind Counseling, 969 Park Ave

1st Saturday of every month

10 am

Erica Ploski 814-720-8684

News and events for May Lap Surgeon Information Seminars

UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management Center is offering FREE information seminars about weight loss surgery. 

During the session, you will hear from one of our providers, discover what you need to know to navigate the insurance maze, and learn about what kind of pre-op preparation and testing you will be required to have. 

To find out more, please call our office at (814) 877-6997 to reserve your spot at our next information session. 

News and events for May Lap Surgeon Medical Weight Loss Group Sessions

UPMC Hamot Bariatric Surgery Center is now offering comprehensive weight management services in addition to weight loss surgery. This program is geared to help those who are not heavy enough to be candidates for weight loss surgery but still need to lose weight to improve their health. It is also for those who are candidates for weight loss surgery but do not feel comfortable with the thought of having surgery to lose weight.

We are offering a weekly group session to introduce the services offered.

There is a $10 fee to attend these sessions.

For more information or to register for a session in our medical weight loss program please call our office at


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