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

11 yr in Bariatrics

11 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

11 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

75% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is case by ca

Biliopancreatic Diversion


Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

Mini Gastric Bypass



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  • 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

  • Latest Reviews See all 50 reviews
    avatar dcreyn on Dec. 9, 2014

    Dr. Katz was wonderful. The whole program is so thorough and much time is spent with the patient both pre surgery and post surgery. I am 1 month post op from the gastric sleeve procedure and I feel great. I would definitely recommend Dr. Katz More...

    avatar Venellot on Oct. 3, 2014

    My surgical experience with Dr Katz was amazing. He is one of the most caring people you will ever meet. I came through my procedure with no pain, no problems, and no surprises. His bariatric program is very comprehensive, prepares you for the surgery and More...

    avatar Woodrow on July 19, 2014

    Dr. Katz is an excellent surgeon. The women in his office other than the receptionist (who is a sweetheart) see the patients as an inconvenience. One of these women looks like Jabba the Hut. I think she is on the frequent flyer list at Dunkin More...

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