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Leon Katz Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.

11yr Experience

11yr in Bariatrics

11yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

11yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

75% Practice is Bariatrics

Minimum Age of Patient is 18

Maximum Age of Patient is case by ca

Biliopancreatic Diversion

LAP-BAND

Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

Mini Gastric Bypass

REALIZE Band

Roux-en-Y

and 1 more...

  • About Me

    Board certified in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery, Leon V. Katz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz completed his surgical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass., and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. He also completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, N.Y. Prior to joining Crozer, Dr. Katz served as the director of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Dr. Katz helped introduce the DaVinci Robotic bariatric surgery and currently has the largest experience with robotic gastric bypass in the Philadelphia area.  He performs all the procedures including the bypass, sleeve and hiatal hernia repairs using the robotic platform.

    With his years of expertise and experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Katz brings the many advantages of minimally invasive surgery with him to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Katz performs a wide variety of laparoscopic surgeries including gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries, as well as appendectomies, hernia repairs, colectomies and cholecystectomies.



    Since joining Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Katz has been named a 'Top Doc' by Main Line Today in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012.

    In 2011 Dr. Katz and his bariatric team were found to have the LOWEST Adverse Preventable Events (complications) in the United States as per Blue Health Intelligence.  This is a subsidiary of Blue Cross/Blue Shield that looks at the safety profile of bariatric programs

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  • Reviews 47 reviews
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    dcole07 on April 10, 2014

    Dr. Katz is a fabulous surgeon. From the first time I met him to my most recent visit I have nothing but good things to say. He is kind and listen to me and my concerns. He explained the entire process to me, provided me More...

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    DebHewitt on April 8, 2014

    My first impression of Dr. Katz was how at ease he made me feel knowing the major decision I had just made with regard to having Bariatric Surgery. To this day, it is a nice feeling to receive a hug from your surgeon each time More...

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    disney0622 on Feb. 6, 2014

    Thank You, to Dr. Katz, and his outstanding team. They are a remarkable crew; they really do care, and help you through it all. Here is the short version of my story and how I came to see Dr. Katz. My middle sister had gone More...

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