Welcome to Advanced Laparoscopic Specialists, LLC
A Tradition of Excellence

Considering Weight Loss Surgery?  Evidence-Based Weight Loss.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends weight loss surgery and has endorsed weight loss surgery as the only effective means of inducing significant weight loss for the vast majority of severely obese patients.  Studies have shown that diet and exercise programs alone are not effective and have a high failure rate compared to weight loss surgery. 

"Weight loss surgery is a proven tool which has bee shown to improve or eliminate type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other weight related problems in the overwhelming majority of obese patients."
Dr. Edward Pucci

"Since the 1991 endorsement of Gastric Bypass Surgery there have been significant enhancements to the procedure especially the ability to perform it through Minimally Invasive techniques like laparoscopic surgery. Additionally, the Lap-Band and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy offer patients two great additional options in minimally invasive weight loss surgery" Dr. Richard Pucci

"We also have one of the best support systems for our patients.  Our multi-disciplinary approach and comprehensive support, both pre-operative and post-operative, provides patients the tools for succes." 
Dr. Anthony Pucci

All of our surgeons have the highest training available in their specialty. They have completed extensive fellowships in minimally invasive bariatric surgery from large, prestigious universities including The George Washington University and The Virginia Commonwealth University.  One of the most recognized bariatric surgical groups in the nation our surgeons use a personalized approach to improve the lives of thousands of people through bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Obesity is a complex, multi-factorial chronic disease involving environmental, genetic, metabolic, and behavioral components. Obesity is now the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. after smoking.  Here is where we come in.  Our surgeons have been performing weight loss surgery and caring for thousands of patients using a personalized approach.

We are certified as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

Our ASMBS and Board Certified Surgeons perform the latest in minimally invasive surgery. This allows our patients to experience reduced or no scarring, minimal pain and a shortened recovery time.  

Insurance Coverage:  Most insurance plans including Medicare cover weight loss surgery and we accept most insurance plans.  For those without insurance, we also have affordable cash pay options and financing available.

Get started today! Call to schedule a consultation or schedule online.
What's New
Dr. Pucci was featured in the "To Your Health segment" on News 12.

Our surgeons were featured in The Journal News HealthWorks Edition

Our surgeons were featured in the "Todays Health" segment

​Gastric Sleeve and Bypass Significantly better than Medical Therapy. NEJM Article

Gastric banding linked to remission of type 2 diabetes 

Dr. Pucci -One of the first surgeons to perfom "Single Incision" Lap Band Surgery.
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For the best bariatric doctors, come visit Advanced Laparoscopic Specialists!


"I no longer have diabetes or sleep Apnea.."

"I no longer have pain every time I move.."

"Amazed with the care and professionalism.."

"Dr. Pucci,  I want to thank you for all the help and guidance you gave during my pre op and post  op visits... I've lost and maintained 160 pound loss... "

Call today or schedule an appointment online so together we can begin your weight loss journey!

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