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Dr. Thomas Cerabona, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Thomas Cerabona, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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....
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Dr. Ashutosh Kaul M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S is the Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Kaul has been performing obesity surgery since 2000 and is a member of the American Bariatric Society. After his surgical residency from St. Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey he completed a fellowship in Minimally invasive surgery at...
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Dr. Jonathan Giannone M.D., D.A.B.S.

Dr. Jonathan Giannone M.D., D.A.B.S.

Dr. Jonathan Giannone M.D., D.A.B.S., is a Board Certified general surgeon. After earning his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Giannone completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals. He then did fellowship training in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery at Westchester Medical Center in New York...
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Dr. Anthony Maffei, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Anthony Maffei, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Anthony Maffei, MD, F.A.C.S., is a minimally invasive/bariatric surgeon and the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Maffei completed his general surgery residency at The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was fellowship...
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Janet Borra, RD

Janet Borra, RD

Janet obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and completed her dietetic internship at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. Janet has been a registered dietitian for 20 years and has been working with bariatric patients in the outpatient setting for the past 11 years. Prior to that, she worked at Westchester Medical Center for 9 years and covered the burn...
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Melissa Kessler, MS, RD, CDN

Melissa Kessler, MS, RD, CDN

Melissa is registered dietitian and received her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Brooklyn College. She also has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Food and Business from SUNY at Oneonta. Over the years, Melissa has combined her love for dining out with her passion for nutrition and a healthy lifestyle! Melissa has experience working with many different...
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Lina Piccininni, RN

Lina Piccininni, RN

Lina A. Piccininni is a Registered Nurse who completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at Long Island University. Prior to joining Advanced Surgeons, she has worked with the mentally ill...
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Marissa Forte, PA

Marissa Forte, PA

Marissa Forte, RPA-C is a Registered Physician Assistant. Marissa holds a license in the State of New York and Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelors...
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Patricia Foster RN, BSN, CBN

Patricia Foster RN, BSN, CBN

Patricia Foster RN is the Bariatric Program Coordinator at Westchester Medical Center. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Cum Laude from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. Previous to coming to WMC, she was the Bariatric Program Coordinator at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and most recently...
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