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The Upstate Bariatric Surgery team is here to help you with your weight loss journey.

Meet Our Team

Our Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program is the longest-established in Central New York and has a proven track record of providing great care to patients. Upstate is accredited by MBSAQIP.

Our comprehensive practice is located at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus and is led by Flavia Soto, MD, who is fellowship-trained in bariatric surgery. The team members below work together to provide every patient with compassionate, personalized treatment.


Flavia C Soto, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Diplomate
Flavia C Soto, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Diplomate
315 492-5036
Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery

Surgeons and Clinical Providers

Heidi T Gwilt, MPAS, PA-C
Heidi T Gwilt, MPAS, PA-C
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Bariatric Surgery; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Bariatric Surgery; Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding; Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy; more
Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Flavia C Soto, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Diplomate
Flavia C Soto, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM Diplomate
315 492-5036
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Bariatric Surgery; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Metabolic Syndrome; Obesity; Bariatric Surgery; Gastric Bypass Surgery with Revision; more
Associations/Memberships: American College of Surgeons (ACS), Facs; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Fasmbs

Registered Dieticians

  • Carrie Garvin, RD
  • Julia Standish, RDN, CDN


Casey HammerleCasey Hammerle, MS, RN, CBN

Our Locations:

Most of our Bariatric surgeries are scheduled for Upstate Hospital on the Community Campus. All of your clinic appointments as well as the information sessions are also held on the community campus. Our clinic is located in Suite 2B in the Physicians Office Bldg. (POB) north which is adjacent and connected to the parking garage on the Community Campus.

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Bariatric Surgery at Community Hospital
Upstate Community Hospital
Map & directions
POB North, 2B
4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315 492-5036
Fax: 315 492-5973
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm