Bariatric and Metabolic Care

Millions of Americans are diagnosed with clinical severe obesity; making it the most common chronic disease in the United States today. With increased weight, individuals are at greater risk for more than 30 obesity-related diseases, including heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, sleep apnea, and Type 2 diabetes. When non-surgical approaches to weight loss are unsuccessful, weight loss surgery may be an option. 

Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care

Weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. It requires a commitment to a healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle change. Our metabolic center uniquely offers the coordinated support services you need — all in one convenient location. Our team includes an experienced, board-certified surgeon, a board-certified physician specializing in nutrition as well as clinical specialists in nutrition, endocrinology and behavioral health. The team works together with one goal in mind: to help you maintain optimal health and empower you to successfully achieve your weight loss goal.

Your Team

Matthew McDonald, DO, FACS, is an experienced general, trauma, and bariatric surgeon. He will work with you and his multidisciplinary team to develop an individualized care plan unique to your needs.
Care Coordination – A master’s-prepared registered nurse will assist you in navigating the care and services you need throughout your weight loss journey.
Behavioral Modification – Behavioral health specialists are available to help you develop the skills and positive mindset necessary to adopt a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, and keep it off.
Endocrine Care – An endocrinologist and certified diabetes educator can help manage diabetes or thyroid issues. Often, patients with Type 2 diabetes experience a significant improvement after weight loss surgery.
Nutrition Care – Led by a board-certified physician specializing in nutrition, a team of nutrition specialists are available to provide intensive pre- and post-operative nutritional counseling, manage nutrient deficiencies, and help you reach and maintain your weight loss goal.


Because insurance plans vary, we recommend that you contact your insurance provider regarding your specific coverage. If your plan does not provide coverage for our services, or you do not have insurance, self-pay options are available.

Take the First Step … attend a free informational seminar.

If you are considering weight loss surgery, come meet Dr. McDonald at one of our Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminars. He will answer your questions and provide information to help you in making this life-changing decision. Click here for dates and information.
For more information, or to sign up for an informational seminar, please call Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care, (518) 687-9779.

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Dr. McDonald - Bariatric Surgeon

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