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UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program: Meet our team
The UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program team will assist you in all aspects of your surgery, from preoperative preparation to postoperative follow-up.

Matthew Newlin, M.D., FACSDr. Scot Currie, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
Matthew Newlin, M.D., FACS
Medical Director, Surgeon
UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program
View Dr. Newlin's biography
Scot A. Currie, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program
View Dr. Currie's biography

Mike Burggraf, MPAS, PA-CMike Burggraf, MPAS, PA-C
UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program
Mike is the physician assistant for Dr. Newlin. He assists Dr. Newlin during surgeries, including weight-loss surgeries. In addition, you will see him assisting in Dr. Newlin's office and in the hospital during your stay after surgery.

Nutrition Services - UPMC Altoona

Lindsay Eckenrode, RD, LDN
Megan Prisk, RD, LDN
Lindsay Eckenrode, RD, LDN
Megan Prisk, RD, LDN

As important members of the UPMC Altoona Bariatric Surgery Program, Lindsay and Megan provide nutritional education to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. Overall food selection, meal planning, fluid intake and vitamin supplementation are tailored to meet each patient's needs. Patients meet one on one, both pre-operatively and postoperatively, to learn and implement important lifestyle and nutritional changes necessary for long term success after surgery.

Behavioral Health Services - UPMC Altoona

Adam Sedlock, MS, Licensed Psychologist
Denis Navarro, M.A., Licensed Psychologist
Adam Sedlock, MS, Licensed Psychologist
Denis Navarro, MA, Licensed Psychologist

Preoperative psychological evaluations are required for all bariatric patients and these are performed by either Adam Sedlock or Denis Navarro, members of our team. The psychological evaluation is meant to ensure that our patients are appropriately motivated and able to make the necessary postoperative lifestyle changes that will promote long term success. Adam and Denis evaluate each patient to assure that they are emotionally prepared to undergo the surgery and understand both the risks and benefits of the surgery. They may make recommendations for counseling either before or after surgery. Adam and Denis will be available postoperatively to provide referral information for counseling as needed.

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