Thomas Cerabona, MD, FACS


Dr. Thomas Cerabona is the director of bariatric surgery at Westchester Medical Center. He has been performing obesity surgery since. 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.

In addition to his position as director of bariatric surgery at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Cerabona is also:

Dr. Cerabona is a board certified general surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a board certified specialist in critical care. He is a member of numerous medical societies, including:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Westchester County Medical Society

Dr. Cerabona helps take care of some of the most difficult patients in the country. As a member of the New York state medical review board, Dr. Cerabona helps to ensure the quality of medical care throughout the state is maintained.

Dr. Cerabona and his team 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.

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Cerabona has given nearly 60 presentations to medical conferences and meetings around the United States. He is the author or co-author of more than three dozen studies, published in such prestigious medical journals as Surgical Endoscopy, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgery and many others.

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.