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April 26, 2016


March 15, 2016

BMIWLSS is proud to sponsor the Physical Fitness Merit Badge for Boy Scout of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council.  The GNFC provides a quality program to over 17,000 youth in Western New York.  By earning the Physical Fitness merit badge, scouts will be in better shape, feel better about themselves, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities.

Onandaga District Director Jim Lupfer presents a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Pham.



February 29, 2016

Our support group meetings are so popular that we've added a THIRD support group meeting every month starting in April!  Topic will be the same as the other two that month, but it will always be on a Monday or Wednesday evening to make it easier for folks who couldn't make it out to one on the first Tuesday of the month or the third Friday of the month. 

Check out the topics here and then head over here to register.  Make sure you're registering for a support group and not a seminar (unless this is your first time)!


January 4, 2016


A new year with new changes!  Today is our first day in our new office down the hall, which is still in the Caritas Building, just two doors before you get to our old office.  Our address will remain 2625 Harlem Rd., Suite 160.

Our waiting room now has a TWC WiFi hotspot to provide a daily hour of complimentary WiFi for your enjoyment.

Our Support Groups in the Community Room of St. Joseph Hospital are now the first Tuesday at 5:30 and third Friday at noon.  Tuesday night groups now also are followed by a "Post-Op" meet-up for patients who have had bariatric surgery.

Support Group topics for 2016 are now posted here.


November 8, 2015

Please note that our office will be closed Nov 10-12 and Nov 25-27, but we do still have a support group at noon on Nov 11!


October 28, 2015

If you plan on taking a SINGLE step out of bed on Monday, Nov 2nd, make sure they're counted for the ASMBS UNITED WE STEP campaign, where they're trying to track 42 million steps towards increasing public awareness of obesity and encourage individuals to expand their daily physical activity.

Registration with Team BMIWLSS is free and required so you can report your steps on Nov 3rd. There's no obligation to donate or fundraise, we just want your recorded steps on Monday, but if you do want to support ASMBS financially, this is definitely a worthy cause.



September 10, 2015

Univera patients, please keep an eye out for a letter regarding free credit monitoring and identify theft protection services. They would started going out yesterday, September 9th.



August 14, 2015

$5000 prize and a trip to LA is up for grabs! The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is hosting a video contest, asking people to submit videos no more than 5 minutes in length, to inspire/motivate/teach folks about issues related to obesity.

Would be wonderful if your story is selected and ends up inspiring someone to make the brave decision you did!



July 1, 2015

Yesterday's annual Patient Celebration was a blast! 

Thank you to everyone that came out to our Patient Celebration at the Millennium yesterday! It was great seeing everyone and celebrating all your successes and triumphs. Truly some motivating stories from our "butterflies" that have soared from their cocoons!


June 17, 2015

Have you seen our Success Stories page?  If you are interested in being featured on there, send an e-mail to vu@buffaloweightlosssurgery.com

Also, we now have a link on our "Paying for Surgery" page to Prosper Healthcare Lending, a third party financing company for those with high deductibles or insufficient insurance coverage.


May 22, 2015

Check your Bariatric Fusion tub labels, as scoop sizes are changing!

If the serving size printed in the Supplement Facts section says 1 scoop, you have the larger scoop and should do 1 scoop per shake. If it says 2 scoops, you have the smaller scoop and should do 2 scoop per shake. You'll still be getting the 27 grams of protein either way!


May 12, 2015

Registration for our Patient Celebration/Fashion Show at the Millennium Hotel on June 30th is now open!  Hurry and register in the Patient Portal or by calling into our office while there are still seats!

Interested in volunteering to go on stage as we celebrate your post-op successes?  Send an e-mail to vu@buffaloweightlosssurgery.com for details.


May 7, 2015

The folks at http://healthsmartfoods.com/ sent us exclusive checkout code "BMIWLSS" for 20% off all orders.  If you haven't tried them, their ChocoLite Chocolates taste amazing, and at a low 30 calories, they're guilt free!


April 27, 2015

At the suggestion and request of our wonderful patients, the support group topics for the rest of the year are now available on our site under Resources > Support Group!


April 14, 2015

The BMIWLSS family is growing!  Beth has joined us as our new Front Desk Receptionist and as a by-pass patient herself, you'll be seeing her at our monthly Support Group Meeting at St. Joe's as well!  And we have our new Medical Assistant, Kaywanna, joining us next week!


March 9, 2015

Strategic Medical Sales announced at our last support group meeting AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT for our patients!

To get at least 10% off your LiquiCel and ProCel purchases:


March 2, 2015

Please welcome our new bariatric surgeon, Dr. John Rutkoski, who is joining our practice from Pennsylvania.  Dr. Rutkoski is looking forward to meeting you at our seminars and support groups!

Read more about Dr. Rutkoski on our ABOUT US page.




We are proud to announce our new partnership with Bariatric Fusion!

Visit our e-store to get all the protein and supplements you need to be successful!