At the Bariatric Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital we offer patients a comprehensive
surgical weight loss program that provides the tools, education and
support to lose weight safely and effectively and to maintain a healthy
weight in the long term. Since bariatric surgery is the only curative
procedure for Type 2 diabetes, this procedure can also help to provide
long term relief for the disease as well as associated health issues
such as sleep apnea and high cholesterol.
Our dedicated team is led by Medical Director, Dr.
Richard Ing who has performed over 700 bariatric
surgeries over the course of his twelve year career with high
quality rankings from Aetna and Blue Cross. Surgery is a
life-long change with follow up care; our team of experts know
what it means to succeed in your weight loss goals.
We provide expert coordinated care before and after bariatric
- Complete psychological evaluations by specialists trained in
bariatric patient needs
- Dietary evaluations pre-surgery by a registered dietitian
- Detailed exercise evaluations and program development
Information sessions are available in multiple, convenient
locations— Broomall, Exton Square and Newtown Square health
centers—with free onsite parking.
You can get started quickly, all appointments happen within 2–3
We offer three
options for bariatric surgery including Laparoscopic
Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. The selection of each procedure
is individualized to meet the patient’s needs and is made
jointly by the surgeon and the patient.
procedures are performed as laparoscopic or robotically
minimally invasive—procedures, through tiny incisions so
patients benefit from less pain, fewer complications and a
shorter hospital stay.
Our Bariatric Program
Coordinator provides new patients with surgical information,
answers questions, helps make appointments and provides pre- and
post-op surgical education.
We have a dedicated floor at Bryn Mawr Hospital complete with
bariatric equipment including beds, chairs, bathrooms and
Do You Have Questions?
Register for a Free Bariatric Informational Session
These regularly scheduled information sessions are designed to help you
learn more about bariatric weight loss solutions offered by Main Line
Health. During the session you will learn more about the benefits,
potential complications and qualification criteria for bariatric
Bryn Mawr Hospital and Dr. Ing have earned the
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of
Excellence designation. The ASMBS Bariatric
Surgery Center of Excellence program recognizes
surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an
unparalleled commitment and ability to
consistently deliver safe, effective,
Independence Blue Cross awarded Bryn Mawr
Hospital's Bariatric Program the Blue
Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery for
quality and excellence.
Aetna awarded Bryn Mawr Hospital's Bariatric
Program the Aetna Institute of Quality for
excellence in quality outcomes.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.