Donald Colacchio

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 4 ratings

Donald Colacchio Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Donald Colacchio Bariatric Surgeon Picture

27 yr Experience

4 yr in Bariatrics

27 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

4 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

80% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70


  • About Me

    Dr. Donald Colacchio, Bariatric Surgeon

    Donald Colacchio, MD, FACS is a board-certified surgeon, specializing in bariatric surgery at the Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center located in Wareham and Fall River Massachusetts, and has been on staff at Tobey Hospital since 2009. He is a valued fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) since 1988. In addition, Dr. Colacchio holds the prestigious title as an Emeritus Professor of Surgery from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.

    He earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, an Ivy League research University in New Hampshire. As Chief Resident, he went on to complete his General Surgery residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital. Dr. Colacchio also completed a fellowship in Surgical Research at Roswell Park Memorial Institute of Buffalo, one of the largest research and educational facilities in the world.

    Prior to his role at Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center, Dr. Colacchio served as a staff surgeon at Parkland Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dr. Colacchio is also a veteran of the US Army where he honorably served as a staff surgeon in military hospitals throughout the country. With a passion for research, Dr. Colacchio has authored numerous articles, abstracts, and presentations.

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Colacchio

    I would rate Dr. Colacchio as a 5 out 5 stars. Dr. Colacchio is called a "surgeon's surgeon" in my area. Solid reputation, that is well-deserved. I would send my family to him if they needed a surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Colacchio. -RI_Lady, RNY Gastric Bypass Post-Op

    Dr. Colacchio is highly-regarded for his expertise and extensive training in performing laparoscopic surgical procedures. As a compassionate and caring surgeon, Dr. Colacchio is dedicated to bariatric surgery excellence and the long-term success of his patients. With the very latest technology and techniques in laparoscopic weight loss procedures, he performs the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), the Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, and bariatric revision options.

    Bariatric Surgery in Massachusetts with Dr. Colacchio

    If you’re considering bariatric surgery with Dr. Colacchio and the Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center team, we invite you to attend a free educational seminar. Educational seminars are required and an important first step in exploring your options. At the seminar, you will learn about our program, bariatric surgery options, risks & benefits of surgery, and eligibility requirements.

    Each month, we hold the seminars at four convenient locations across Massachusetts: Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, and St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. To ask us a question or register for a free bariatric surgery seminar call us at 508-273-4900. You can also request more information here! For information on insurance, Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast Patient Registration Department at 844-297-2952, or your own health plan with any questions regarding coverage. 


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  • Latest Reviews See all 4 reviews
    avatar LeslieD83 on April 12, 2014

    I had a VSG with Dr. Colacchio on March 6th 20014. He is an awesome surgeon and I'm so glad I chose him.

    avatar RI_Lady on Oct. 13, 2013

    First impression: Business like, confident, thorough in his questions, and honest about your options and what to expect. Ongoing impression: Dr. Colacchio is reserved, but with each appointment I felt he was in my corner, he is a very caring person who is proud of More...

    avatar Big_Don on Sept. 13, 2012

    Dr Colacchio did my RNY gastric bypass on 8/22/12 he has always been straight forward with me if you want it sugar coated then he is not your doctor because he will not sugar coat anything he explains the risk involved and that More...

  • Location

    Southcoast Center for Weight Loss

    100 Rosebrook Way
    Wareham, MA 02571

    Phone: 508-273-4900
    Fax: 508-273-4901

    Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center - Fall River Location

    300 Hanover Street
    Suite 1F
    Fall River, MA 02720

    Phone: 508-273-4900
    Fax: 508-273-4901

    Southcoast Weight Loss Center Hyannis

    100 Independence Drive Suite 6
    Hyannis, MA 02601

    Phone: 508-273-1940
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