About Us

Our Bariatric Surgery Program opened at its original location in 2002 under the leadership and guidance of John Halverson, MD. Dr. Halverson was a true pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery and one of the first members of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS).

Today our comprehensive practice is now located at Upstate's Community Campus and is led by Howard Simon, MD, who has carried on the honored tradition of Dr. Halverson by providing our patients with the utmost care while helping them meet their weight loss goals.

From our bariatric programs beginning we have performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and its that experience that allows us to provide our patients with consistent and proven results. For us your care does not end with your surgery but continues for years after so that we can do our best to help you do your best at maintaining your new happier and healthier life.