Bariatric Surgery Team
Complete care from a respected group.
The highly competent staff at Aria’s Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery has expertise that brings effectiveness and safety to patient care.
The Center’s bariatric professionals work closely with patients to monitor progress after surgery, helping patients to achieve steady and healthful weight loss. This may include adjustments to the stomach band and help via support groups, psychological counseling, and nutritional counseling.
Close monitoring of vitamin levels is conducted throughout the postoperative period and with each annual follow-up appointment.
For this type of support, clinical experience is important. Together, the accomplished, board-certified surgeons in Aria’s bariatric service have a record of more than 40 years of successfully providing general and laparoscopic surgery.
Luca Giordano, MD, FACS, Director of Bariatric Surgery/Bariatric Services, and Head of the Section on Minimally Invasive Surgery, at Aria Health, earned his medical degree at the University of Rome, did his residency in general surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in Philadelphia, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A highly experienced surgeon, Dr. Giordano served as Chief of Surgery at Musumechi GECAS Hospital in Catania, Italy, before coming to Aria. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgery and has been certified by the American Board of Surgery since 2003. Dr. Giordano also serves as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Elizabeth Renza-Stingone, MD, FACS, is a board-certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics at New York Medical College. Her surgical and professional expertise includes: laparoscopic bariatric operations (bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and band), fore-gut surgeries (antireflux procedures, paraesophageal hernia repairs), laparoscopic herniorraphy, laparoscopic and open colon surgery, endocrine surgery, and trauma.
Alfred Bogucki, MD, FACS, earned his medical degree, and completed his internship and residency, at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in trauma surgery at Aria Health and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bogucki specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures and has been an attending physician practicing general surgery at Aria health since 1993.
Mark LiBassi, MD, FACS, earned his medical degree, and completed his internship and residency, at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he served as chief surgical resident. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. As an Aria general surgeon, and Director of the Department of Surgery, Dr. LiBassi conducts laparoscopic surgery as one of his areas of specialization.