7 in Bariatrics
7 in Laparoscopic Surgery
7 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
65% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is 65
Bernadette C. Profeta, MD, FACS, is medical director of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Dr. Profeta is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
She remained at Jefferson where she completed a General Surgery Internship and Residency. While there, Dr. Profeta displayed her skills at teaching surgery and was honored with the Goracci Teaching Award for Chief Residents, the Chief Resident Hands of a Surgeon Award and numerous Medical Student Teaching Awards.
Dr. Profeta then completed her fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, where she also served as an Instructor in Surgery, teaching mini-fellowship courses focusing on minimally invasive bariatric surgery, colon surgery and ventral hernia techniques. After fellowship, Dr. Profeta was in private practice general and laparoscopic surgery for the Frankford Health System, and later returned to Jefferson to pursue an academic career as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Profeta is a member of numerous surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons, Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Association of Academic Surgeons, and the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Profeta has authored/coauthored a number of abstracts and publications in the field of minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic foregut (reflux, achalasia, paraesophageal hernias), colon and solid organ surgery, as well as laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repairs.