Dr. Peter Rovito, MD

Dr. Peter Rovito, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Peter Rovito, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

842 N 19th St

Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Information

(610) 437-6119

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
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very high
more than 94% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 73% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Rovito's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rovito " Dr. Rovito has been in solo, private general surgical practice since 1988. He takes care of his patients personally, providing both pre-and-post-operative care, as well as serving as primary surgeon on every case. Selected as Lehigh Valley Business Journal's 2015 Physician of the Year, Dr. Rovito performs a wide range of general surgical procedures, both laparoscopic (minimally invasive) and open. He has performed laparoscopic surgery since it was developed and is widely respected for his skill and expertise in both laparoscopic and open general surgery. Dr. Rovito also performs the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) for weight loss, providing a full range of pre-and-post operative care for bariatric patients. Dr. Rovito pioneered weight loss surgery in the Lehigh Valley and performed the very first Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in eastern Pennsylvania in March 2000. He has performed over 2,000 successful surgical procedures for weight loss. In addition, Dr. Rovito performs a wide range of oncologic procedures and will work closely with your oncologist, radiation oncologist and other physicians involved with your care. Dr. Rovito has written numerous articles which have appeared in textbooks and respected peer-reviewed medical and surgical journals. Among others, his work has appeared in the Archives of Surgery, The Journal of Obesity Surgery, The American Journal of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Obesity Surgery. In addition to his respected work with patients here in the United States, Dr. Rovito believes in giving back, and once or twice a year travels to a Third World country with the World Surgical Foundation to participate in a surgical mission, operating on patients who would likely not be able to receive medical care otherwise. Through his mission work, Dr. Rovito has operated on patients in numerous areas of the Philippines, India, Ethiopia and Honduras. Additional information about Dr. Rovito's practice, experience and education appear on his website DrRovito dot com. Dr. Rovito's office also provides information about the latest news in bariatric surgery on his public, professional Facebook page, searchable on Facebook as Dr. Peter F. Rovito, MD, FACS "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rovito "Dr. Rovito is the sole physician with whom patients interact. He knows all of his patients, greets them personally in the waiting area of his office, and is available to them when they need him. Every patient (and family member) deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and both Dr. Rovito and our experienced and friendly office staff work had to provide the best quality care in a way that makes each patient feel valued."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Bloomsburg University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Lehigh Valley Hosp Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Lehigh Valley Hosp Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rovito's Reviews

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based on 28 total reviews (5 with comments)
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Dr. Rovito's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Allentown, PA |
My surgery for reflux disease by Dr. Rovito was a disaster. Shortly after, my stomach stopped contracting, which required hospitalization for decompression. For 5 months, I was unable to eat, had severe gastroparesis, lost 20 pounds, and half my hair fell out. I got no answers from Rovito. A specialist from Pittsburgh took an x-ray and saw the procedure was done incorrectly. Redo surgery took 10 hours and a lengthy ICU stay. They found my vagus nerve had been severed. Not recommended.
in Effort |
My family all 4 of us had the gastric bypass surgery by Dr Rovito. Mine was 14 years ago. He also did my hernia, gall bladder too. In 2012 Mt husband had twisted intestine and he save his life. He is the best
in East Stroudsburg |
Almost 8 years out,with my gastric bypass ,Dr. Rovito saved my life,gave me my self confidence back..Fabulous doctor,concerned for his patients,goes way beyond..Would and have recommended him to everyone..A true doctor who cares, hard to find today,a great surgeon,never had any problems followed instructions and all went well.
in Tobyhanna, PA |
Dr. Rovito did my bariatric sleeve surgery on March 5, 2015. When I was told he was very personable and caring, I was shocked and surprised to find that he was all that and more. Not only an excellent surgeon, he is a REAL and compassionate individual. He actually LISTENS to you. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for either weight loss surgery or a general surgical procedure. He is the best. 5 Stars for me...
in Fleetwood pa |
He is down to earth he tells you how it is he's an awesome doctor and the office ladies are awesome too I will ask for a better doctor
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Dr. Rovito accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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