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Published on July 13, 2016

Nazareth Hospital offers bariatric program

Nazareth Hospital has relaunched its bariatric surgery program with the addition of fellowship-trained surgeon Abhiman B. Cheeyandira, MD, MRCS.

CheeyandiraDr. Cheeyandira, will be performing bariatric surgeries at Nazareth as part of the Mercy Bariatrics surgical team, led by MPN’s Prashanth R. Ramachandra, MD.

This program offers bariatric surgery and pre- and postoperative support services to give patients a chance at a new life and much improved health.

Dr. Ramachandra leads the Mercy Bariatrics Program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. This program has earned MFH designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Independence Blue Cross.

Dr. Cheeyandira received his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in Banaglore, India; and was a resident at Abington Memorial Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Cheeyandira is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (United Kingdom), the American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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