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Weight Loss & Surgery

Let Us Be A Part of Your New Beginning

Weight loss is never easy. Oswego Health's new bariatric program can lead you on a successful journey enabling you to embrace the healthier lifestyle you desire.

Oswego Health’s comprehensive and personalized program overseen by knowledgeable experts in this specialized medical field, provide all the steps to achieve your desired weight loss.

The program starts with a screening process and education to assist you in being successful. We will remain a part of your weight loss team throughout your weight-loss journey, from the initial screening and education sessions to surgery and follow up support groups.

Register for one of our seminars to learn how to begin your new life. For your convenience, we have both in person and online seminars available.

Your Weight Loss Team

Oswego Health’s multi-disciplinary team includes three experienced physicians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, and a dietitian, among others.

Our physician experts will have office hours at the Oswego Health Services Center and will perform weight-loss surgeries in Oswego Hospital. The physicians, affiliated with Central New York Surgical Physicians, PC, are profiled below, and are well-known in the region for helping their patients achieve their weight-loss goals.

undefinedJeffrey DeSimone, MD
Dr. DeSimone is a board-certified diplomate by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical College in Washington, D.C.

Dr. DeSimone completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the State University of New York Health Science Center.

undefinedKenneth Cooper, DO

Dr. Cooper is a board-certified diplomate by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine.

Dr. Cooper completed his internship and residency at Upstate Medical University.

Taewan Kim, MD

Taewan Kim, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse. Dr. Kim completed his fellowship of minimally invasive surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Surgical Procedures

Dr. DeSimone, Dr. Cooper and Dr. Kim will perform procedures in Oswego Hospital’s state-of-the-art surgery center. The surgery center has all the latest equipment and is staffed by highly skilled nurses and other clinicians.

The physicians will perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies, where 75 percent of the stomach is removed, and takes on the shape of a sleeve. This is a minimally invasive surgery.

They will also perform the roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, where during surgery a very small stomach is created. Patients who undergo this procedure may be hospitalized for several days, but can lose about 65 to 70 percent of their excess weight on averaged within 18 months of surgery.

We're With You

Following surgery, we’re here to help you once you’re home. There are support groups to offer life after surgery advice. Another resource is our staff which will remain a phone call away.

All the related steps to successful weight-loss surgery will be conveniently offered in Oswego. To learn more about this new Oswego Health initiative, please call 315.349.5822.

For complete guide on how to prepare for your surgery at Oswego Health, you can download our Surgery Center Guide here.

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