• Rome Health bariatric surgeon accepts
    new patients for weight loss surgery

    May 26, 2021

    Rome Health bariatric surgeon Keneth Hall, MD, FACS, FASMBS is accepting new patients for weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revision procedures. Dr. Hall is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

    Bariatric SurgeryAppointments may be made by contacting Rome Health Surgical Specialists at 315.356.7770. The office is located at 267 Avery Lane, Suite 300, at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome.

    “Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through dietary modification and exercise alone. Surgical intervention has been shown to be more effective than non-surgical interventions for sustained weight loss,” Dr. Hall said. “Expanding access to these minimally invasive procedures in Rome will enhance the quality of life and overall health of those who have struggled with weight loss.”

    Candidates for weight loss surgery are based upon body mass index (BMI), a measure calculated using height and weight, as well as obesity-related conditions.

    BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
    BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
    Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.

    “To be successful, patients must be dedicated to a lifestyle change and life-time follow-up appointments,” Dr. Hall said. “Generally, people can expect to lose 70 to 78 percent of their excess body weight within 18 months depending upon which procedure is best for them.”

    Studies show that medical problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, acid reflux and many other medical conditions may resolve after weight-loss surgery.

    Dr. Hall has more than 12 years of bariatric surgical experience and has been involved in thousands of cases.

    Before joining Rome Health in 2019, Dr. Hall was a bariatric surgeon at NYU Long Island, where he completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery. He served as the hospital’s director of bariatric quality improvement as well as director of surgical simulations.

    Dr. Hall earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C., in 2005. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Committed to being on the leading edge of surgical advances, Dr. Hall has completed numerous specialized certifications and is an American College of Surgeons verified bariatric surgeon.

    About Rome Health
    Rome Health is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary and specialty care to long-term care, Rome Health delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. We are a comprehensive health care system that connects you to the best clinicians and the latest technologies so they are easily accessible to you and your family. Rome Health is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and an affiliated clinical site of New York Medical College.