Reading Hospital Weight Management Center | Bariatrics | Tower Health


At Reading Hospital, we provide a vast range of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive weight loss procedures driving faster recovery times and incredible outcomes. With our comprehensive pre-op evaluation and personalized post-op nutritional counseling from the supportive specialists in our Weight Management Center — you can reach incredible weight loss milestones. In fact, our patients lose 75% of their excess weight — on average — and 85% of our type 2 diabetes patients go into remission after weight loss surgery.

How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate?

Bariatric surgery patients must begin their journey with our private, online info session and meet the following criteria:

• Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40+
• Have pre-existing conditions including diabetes, sleep apnea and/or hypertension with a BMI of 35-40

What Are My Options for Weight Loss Surgery?

After watching our info session, you’ll work with your doctor to find the right procedure for your needs and goals. Your options for weight loss surgery include:

Gastric Sleeve

• Reduces stomach size to limit food intake and reduces hunger. This procedure changes the way food is processed and can place certain metabolic diseases into remission.

Gastric Bypass

• Limits portion sizes, decreases hunger and allows food to bypass the stomach and upper portion of small intestine. This procedure also places type 2 diabetes into remission.

Duodenal Switch

• A smaller stomach reduces hunger and fewer calories are absorbed. As the only hospital in the region to perform this procedure robotically, we help patients lose even more weight. The Duodenal Switch procedure also protects against further weight gain.


Take the first essential step for state-of-the-art bariatric surgery by watching our private, on-demand info session from the comfort of your own home.


Patient Quote
My wife and I decided to take this journey of gastric sleeve surgery together. We are now more active than ever before and are able to enjoy life again. This is a lifelong commitment but we’re worth it, and you are too!

– Keith Eshelman, lost 135 lbs. in 14 months;
  Cheryl Eshelman, lost 155 lbs. in 18 months

Patient Quote
I started out trying to lose weight [using] popular weight loss programs with no success. Through gastric bypass surgery, my doctors and the weight loss support group, I’m now able to travel again for the first time in four years!

– Ed Sanchez, lost 150 lbs. in 8 months

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Find Out More Information

Our Leading Surgeons

As a top choice in the region for robotic bariatric surgery, meet the experts who can help you transform your life.

Weight Loss Options

From gastric bypass to duodenal switch, bariatric surgery can make weight loss goals reality and even place certain metabolic diseases into remission.

Real Success Stories

Hear the ways we’ve helped real patients transform their lives after weight loss surgery.


Have questions about weight loss surgery? Get the answers you need here.


A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources and standards of practice.


Healthcare facilities and providers are recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for their proven expertise, high-quality care and patient results.

Watch Our HealthBreak Videos

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Bariatric Surgery & Type 2 Diabetes
Stephan Myers, MD

Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Leon Katz, MD

Managing Weight Loss
Jerome Lazor, MD

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