PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently announced the appointment of Andrew B. Lederman, M.D., a specialist in minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, flexible GI endoscopy, and weight loss surgery for the treatment of severe obesity.
Lederman is in practice with Robert D. Fanelli, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Surgical Specialists of Western New England, P.C., with offices located at 510 North St. in Pittsfield.
Lederman is initiating a comprehensive program in the Berkshires for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, also known as “Bariatric surgery.” The procedure is used as a treatment for severe obesity, promoting weight loss by restricting food intake and the absorption of calories. Gastric bypass surgery, done laparoscopically, involves reducing the capacity of the stomach and rerouting the intestines. The LapBand procedure uses an implanted device to reduce the size of the stomach, limiting the number of calories that can be ingested.
A Boston native, Lederman was most recently a member of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He has also served on the medical staff of Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.