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Bariatric and Foregut Surgery Fellowship

Geisinger’s Bariatric and Foregut Surgery Fellowship prepares you to provide life-changing procedures in a program that views weight management as a lifelong partnership between the patient and their care team.

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Helping a patient manage their weight can extend and dramatically change their lives, giving them not just better health but mobility and the chance to live life more fully.

Geisinger’s intensive one-year Bariatric and Foregut Surgical Fellowship will immerse you in a rigorous program for advanced minimally invasive training. Our mission is to provide you with extensive operative experience and expertise in the field of bariatric and foregut surgery.

You’ll be part of a high-volume practice with a diverse patient population drawn from rural and urban areas, working with faculty mentors who treat you as a trusted colleague, and who will guide you toward increasing autonomy.

And you’ll gain experience with billing, coding and practical aspects of practice management that our fellows find valuable too.

Our bariatric program is heavily geared toward anastomotic procedures. Under the guidance of faculty mentors who are dedicated to your success, you’ll perform procedures on both laparoscopic and robotic platforms. You’ll learn a comprehensive approach to bariatric surgery that includes advanced endoscopic management of complications.

Geisinger has a strong tradition of innovation and research, and you’re expected to be part of that culture. You’ll participate in clinical outcomes research and present at the annual American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) meeting.

Upon completion of your training, you’ll qualify for the ASMBS certificate of training in bariatric surgery.

Our foregut service performs a wide range of procedures. Your training will include evaluation, diagnostic workup, operative procedures and advanced endoscopic management of complications. You’ll be expected to participate in clinical outcomes research and present at the annual Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) meeting.

When you finish your fellowship, you’ll qualify for the SAGES endoscopic certificate.

If you want outstanding training in a gratifying aspect of surgery, as part of a team focused on helping you meet your career goals, apply to join us.

Build the healthcare delivery system of tomorrow

About Geisinger

Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has approximately 25,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $8 billion annually.


Danville, Pa., is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low and traffic is almost nonexistent. In addition, we are close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy.

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