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Health Sciences

Peter Benotti

Senior Clinical Investigator 


Geisinger Obesity Institute
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: 570-271-6349

Peter N Benotti, MD

Research Interests

Predictors of Bariatric Surgery Outcomes, Patient Preparation for bariatric surgery, Physiology of weight loss and reduction of the obesity disease burden. Obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Recent Publications

  • Benotti P, Wood C, Carey D, Mehra V, Mirshahi T, Lent M, Petrick A, Still C, Gerhard G, Hirsch A.  Gastric Bypass Surgery Produces a Durabe Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Reduces the Long-Term Risks of Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6:e005126. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.116.005126.
  • Still C, Wood C, Benotti P, Petrick A, Gabrielsen J, Strodel W, Ibele A, Irving B, Celaya M, Blackstone R, Gerhard G, Argyropoulos G. (2013). Preoperative Prediction of Type 2 Diabetes Remission following RYBP Surgery. Lancet , in press.    
  • Benotti P, Wood GC, Winegar DA, Petrick AT, Still CD, Argyropoulos G, Gerhard GS. (2013, Mar). Risk Factors Associated With Mortality After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Ann Surg , Epub ahead of print. Full Text
  • Benotti P, Still C, Wood C, Akmal Y, King H, Dancea H, El Arousy H, Gerhard G, Petrick A, Strodel. (2009, Dec). Preoperative weight loss before bariatric surgery. Arch Surg rel="noopener noreferrer" , 144(12), 1150-55. Full Text
  • Still C, Benotti P. Wood C, Gerhard G, Petrick A, Reed M, Strodel W. (2007, Oct). Outcomes of Preoperative Weight Loss in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass rel="noopener noreferrer" Surgery. Arch Surg , 142(10), 994-8. Full Text
  • Benotti P, Wood G, Still C, Petrick A, Strodel W. (2006, Dec). Obesity Disease Burden and Surgical rel="noopener noreferrer" Risk. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases , 2(6), 600-6. Full Text


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1966-1970

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