Welcome to Tri State Bariatrics.
We are a team of health care professionals dedicated to the comprehensive management of severe obesity using weight-loss surgery since 2003. Tri-State Bariatrics specializes in Lapband, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Bypass surgery.
Our team of five very experienced and dedicated surgeons has performed over 5,000 bariatric procedures at two hospitals that are Certified Bariatric Centers of Excellence: Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY. And Now starting in 2015, we offer bariatric surgery at St Lukes in Cornwall, NY.
We care for our bariatric patient both before and after surgery because it is very critical to choose the right surgical weight program, it can mean the difference between success and failure.
To support our mission, our team has grow substantially in 2015 and now includes five Nurse Practitioners, five Registered Dietitians, a Psychiatrist and an assistant, and four Registered Nurses. We believe it is extremely important to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive approach to surgery to ensure the safest and most effective weight loss journey. Learning how to make the necessary permanent lifestyle changes is not easy but it can be done with the ongoing support of our team.
We have three office locations for your convenience: Suffern, Fishkill and Middletown in the State of NY. We look forward to helping you evaluate your options for weight loss surgery and helping you make the right decision for your health.
Our credo as stated by Dr. Kwon, founder of TSB.
“Our first responsibility is to our patients that entrust us with their lives and their health. Our services must be of the highest quality to maximize benefits while minimizing risks. We must continually strive to be at the forefront with evidence-based best practices that will ensure maximum patient outcomes and patient safety.”
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Meet the “You deserve a hug!” team
- Dr RiveraSurgeon
- Dr WeissSurgeon
- Dr AllisonPsychiatristMedical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Internal Medicine:University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Specialty Areas: Bariatric Psychiatry for Adults and Adolescents
- Kristen LoBianco, LMSWSocial WorkerBachelor of Business Administration in Visual Merchandising:
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
Masters of Social Work:
The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Integrated Approaches to the Complexity of Eating Disorders Conference
Eating Disorder Workshop
Trauma Focused CBT Certificate
- Dr FullerNurse PractitionerAlisha M. Fuller DNP, CBN, FNP-BC
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Master of Science/FNP: Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Pace University, New York, NY
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified Bariatric Nurse: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Specialty Areas: Bariatrics, Geriatrics, Endocrine, Family Medicine
- Jeanne Meilak ANP-C, MSN, CBNNurse PractitionerEducation/Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing:SUNY, New Paltz
Master of Science in Nursing: Mount Saint Mary College
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
NYS Nurse Practitioner Association
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Certified Bariatric Nurse read more
- Michele Amundson, FNP-BC, RNFA, CBN
- Laura De Andrade, MSN, ANP-BC
- Vincenza Garcia, RD, CDN
- Susan Epstein, MS, RD, CDNDietitianEducation and Training:
Bachelor of Human Ecology in Foods and Nutrition: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dietetic Internship: Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition: New York University, NY, NY
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist in New York State
Professional Affiliations: American Dietetic Association read more
- Lisa Deguzman, RD, CDNDietitianTraining:
Dietetic Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYC
Dietetic Fellowship: Nutrition Support on the Burn unit of New York Presbyterian Hospital, NYC
Certified in Adult Weight Management by the American Dietetic Association
Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist with New York State