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Yannis Raftopoulos, MD Ph.D. FACS FASMBS
  • Director, Weight Management Program
  • Holyoke Medical Center
  • Holyoke, MA USA


• USA trained and Board Certified Surgeon• Fellowship trained in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery• 13 years of experience in Bariatric surgery and 2,000 bariatric case experience• Former Chief of Bariatric Surgery, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, CT• Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut• Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh• Surgeon of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery certified by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery• Primary Investigator in funded research trials• More than 120 national and international podium presentations and peer reviewed publications• Scientific work has been cited by other scientists more than 1,100 times• Experience in bariatric surgery, laparoscopic antireflux surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery and laparoscopic colon surgery• Experience in plastic surgery procedures after weight loss such as panniculectomies and arm and thigh lifts