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Dr. Peter Rovito, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story
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 "
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."