Fernando Bonanni, Jr.

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.5625 out of 5 with 124 ratings

Fernando Bonanni, Jr. Bariatric Surgeon MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS

10 yr Experience

10 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

9 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

99% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 16

Max Age of Patient is 80

Jennifer Holcomb Profile Pic
Jennifer Holcomb
Susan Dobson Profile Pic
Susan Dobson
RN, Clinical Manager
Annslee Fahy Profile Pic
Annslee Fahy

  • About Me
    Dr. Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr, Bariatric Surgeon Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS is a double-board certified, nationally-recognized general and bariatric surgeon currently serving as the founder and director of the comprehensive obesity program at the Blessing Bariatric Institute in Quincy, Illinois. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Southern Illinois University and went on to earn his medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital and years later received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bonanni has completed numerous other classes and courses including The Medical Technology Program at Midwestern State University. He also served our country in the United States Air Force for four years. Dr. Bonanni is the author of many publications, abstracts, and chapters and as a leading bariatric surgeon, he has presented nationally and internationally throughout his esteemed career. In addition to medals and honors he earned while serving in the United States Air Force, he has received a wealth of awards and recognitions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor (Regional) for eleven consecutive years, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctor for ten years in a row, Patients’ Choice Award (seven years) and he was elected as one of Pennsylvania’s Favorite Physicians. Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), Dr. Bonanni is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS),  a member of the Obesity Medicine Society (OMS), the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), member of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and more. He has served as President and Vice President of several societies and currently serves as a Surveyor for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Bonanni My patients know that I am dedicated to their health and safety. I always take the time to explain that it is a privilege to be chosen by a patient to be part of the changes they are making that will improve the quality and length of their life. -Dr. Bonanni Dr. Bonanni shares that the most rewarding part of his life as a doctor is the privilege of the doctor-patient relationship. “Bariatric surgery is an important specialty that changes and saves lives. Together, we spend many months with patients deciding on the right surgery and getting them prepared for the surgery. Then we spend a lifetime after surgery following up and guiding patients through the challenge of maintaining healthy lives. Like no other surgical specialty, it is a lifelong relationship in which I get to be a surgeon and a family doctor. Good results require compassion as well as striving for excellence in surgery. It is this relationship that makes the specialty so personal.” Dr. Bonanni’s patients know him for always taking the time to listen and to answer any questions they may have. They know him as a compassionate and attentive surgeon before, during, and after surgery. With a dedication to patient safety and using the very latest in technique and technology, Dr. Bonanni expertly performs robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open weight loss surgery procedures that include Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNYGB), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch ( (BPD/DS), Single Anastomosis Duodeno Ileostomy (SADI-S), and bariatric surgery revisions. He also routinely performs hiatal hernia repair, incisional and inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy; upper and lower diagnostic, and therapeutic endoscopy. Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Bonanni in Quincy, Illinois Experience The Blessing Difference At Blessing Bariatric Institute, you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere and a team dedicated to walking side by side with you on your weight loss journey. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight does not have to be an individual struggle. With Dr. Bonnani,you’ll have plenty of support from him along the way and all of the professional support services available. Managing health is a lifelong process. Weight loss surgery may be the next step in your weight loss journey. Are you ready to commit to a lifestyle change? Our program begins with two steps, an overview video of the Blessing Bariatric Institute program, and our Patient Health History Form. Please contact our office for more information.
  • Latest Reviews See all 124 reviews
    avatar spinnlvr on Jan. 12, 2018

    I’m not a patient of Dr. B ‘s but I hope to be. I saw him a long time ago and was not ready for surgery. DR. B had had great success on 1000’s of people. One friend was over 500 lbs, this More...

    avatar ebtowle on Aug. 25, 2017

    I'll be seeking care with another area bariatric center after intially seeking care with this office. The center offers very little help working with insurance providers, always reminding the patient that it is up to them. The health system is overall quite slow moving More...

    avatar kkinner2014 on March 18, 2014

    This review is of the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery center. Not the Surgeon as I have not had the surgery. I started the process in September 2013 and had all the blood work and ultrasounds required by the center. I had the interview More...

  • Location
    Quincy, IL 62301
  • More Bariatric Surgeons near Quincy, IL
The information on this page is presented as supplied by the indicated members of our community. ObesityHelp.com does not monitor or edit this information.