Edward Yatco

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 24 ratings

Edward Yatco Bariatric Surgeon MD

Edward Yatco Bariatric Surgeon Picture

11 yr Experience

12 yr in Bariatrics

12 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

12 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

80% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is n/a

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch




Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • About Me

    Dr. Yatco is a board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has performed laparoscopic obesity surgery since 2002.

    Prior to his recruitment to Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Yatco was a principal bariatric surgeon at The Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York and performed over seven hundred laparoscopic bariatric procedures including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, laparoscopic insertions of adjustable gastric bands, bilio-pancreatic diversions, and sleeve gastrectomies. He served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The New York Medical College and was involved in the training of residents in general surgery and instructed surgical fellows on how to perform bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has published numerous articles and has spoken at national conferences on the subjects of laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery.

    Dr. Yatco graduated from Colgate University with a degree in molecular biology and has several publications in biomedical science from research performed at The Rockefeller University and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his medical degree with a Distinction in Research from The State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. After his general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.

    Dr. Yatco was named in the 2004-2005 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


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  • Latest Reviews See all 24 reviews
    avatar Vanessachan17 on June 21, 2013

    I would love to be a patient of Dr Yatco but unfortunately his office stop taking health first. I am so upset that I can not have a life changing operation with da doctor whom I choose n think that is one of da greatest More...

    avatar Jose.D on Nov. 23, 2011

    extremely satisfied, Dr. Yatco is the upmost professional. Great surgeon.

    avatar Chrystal J. on Nov. 15, 2010

    I changed from Dr. Roslin to Dr. Yatco because I felt a warmer embrace with him. As soon as I heard him in the seminar I knew he was going to be my surgeon. My impression was confirmed when I saw him for my first More...

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