Dr. David Fan, Chief, Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. David Fan, Chief, Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Ajit Singh, Attending, Surgery.

Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) is a medical term for surgical procedures used to manage obesity and obesity-related conditions. When traditional methods such as diet and exercise are insufficient, bariatric surgery can help individuals achieve and sustain significant weight loss. Common bariatric surgeries work by changing the anatomy of the digestive system, either by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold or modifying the way the digestive system absorbs nutrients.

Choosing to undergo weight loss surgery is a significant decision requiring careful consideration. At BronxCare’s Bariatric Surgery Center, experienced and fellowship-trained/board-certified surgeons Dr. David Fan and Dr. Ajit Singh provide patient-centered care with a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Fan and Dr. Singh offer advanced surgical techniques with the latest technology including sophisticated robotic procedures. Education, nutrition, and exercise protocols are also incorporated into an individualized program for each patient. “These tools are succeeding in helping our patients achieve significant weight loss, and that is what is most important,” stated Dr. Fan.

BronxCare’s Bariatric Surgery Center is located in a state-of-the-art facility at its Health and Wellness Center at 199 Mt. Eden Parkway. Appointments can be made using BronxCare's physician referral service (718-99-BRONX) and are available Monday through Friday.

Surgeon performing robotic surgery using the da Vinci™ Xi Surgical System.