Dr. Thomas Cerabona, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the Director of obesity surgery at Westchester Medical Center. He has been performing obesity surgery since 1990 and has been a member of the American Bariatric Society since then. Dr. Cerabona has performed numerous bariatric surgeries, both of the open and laparoscopic variety, the first seven years doing mainly open gastric bypass and since 1997 converting to a laparoscopic approach. He trained under Dr. Ackerman one of the country’s premier surgeons and founder of obesity surgery.
Dr. Cerabona is a Board Certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified specialist in Critical Care. He helps take care of some of the most difficult patients in the country and remains a member of the N.Y. State review board to make sure the quality of medical care throughout the state is maintained.
Dr. Cerabona and his team present regularly at national meetings and have performed live surgeries by teleconference at many society meetings. They are also innovators in Robotic surgery being the first to use robotics in gastric bypass surgery in the world.
Dr. Cerabona is also involved in the training of residents and fellows in general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. In addition, he is a dedicated family man and is actively involved in his community. He is also a coach and an avid sports fan.