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Whether your goal is to lose 30 pounds, 50 pounds or 100 pounds, the surgical weight loss experts at Long Island Community Hospital provide compassionate and personalized care to help you lose the weight, improve your health and improve your quality of life.
An accredited Comprehensive Center by MBSAQIP, our bariatric program combines a patient-centered cordial environment and the expertise of Stony Brook Medicine’s nationally recognized weight loss specialists, who have years of success performing laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.
Weight loss surgery typically alleviates or eliminates health problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Degenerative disk disease and back pain
- Joint disease and joint pain
- Urinary stress incontinence
Our World Class Board Certified Surgeons have performed thousands of surgical cases.
Meet Our Surgeons
Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, FACS
Dr. Spaniolas is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Long Island Community Hospital, and on staff as a specialist in bariatric, foregut and advanced gastrointestinal surgery. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and also serves as the Associate Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Spaniolas earned his medical degree from the University Of Athens School Of Medicine in Athens, Greece. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester where he was also the administrative chief resident. He then completed his fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Spaniolas is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has received the American College (ACS) Leadership Scholarship Award and a Career Development Award by the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He remains heavily involved in the leadership of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the ACS and SAGES.
Aurora Pryor, MD, FACS
Dr. Pryor is on staff at Long Island Community Hospital as a specialist in bariatric, foregut and advanced gastrointestinal surgery. She is a Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the founder and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Pryor’s work has appeared in more than 100 publications, has received a number of research grants and holds patents for several surgical technologies. Dr. Pryor serves as the second First Vice President of the Fellowship Council, participates in the American Board of Surgery on the GI Surgery Advisory Council and is slated to be the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) President in 2019. She is also actively involved in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in multiple leadership roles, including the Executive Council. She is Associate Editor for Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgery and Bariatric Times. Her clinical care focuses on patients with gastroesophageal diseases, obesity and hernia. She offers a range of laparoscopic, endoscopic and traditional surgical approaches. She leads a multidisciplinary team that offers the latest available treatment options to her patients.
Salvatore Docimo, MD
Dr. Docimo is on staff at Long Island Community Hospital as a specialist in bariatric, foregut and advanced gastrointestinal surgery. He is a board-certified surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine. He has undergone advanced training in endoscopic surgery. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing a fellowship in surgical critical care at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and then a second fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Docimo has received a NOSCAR research grant for his minimally invasive surgery research.