Chief of Service, Department of Surgery
Founder of Synergy Bariatrics, Dr. Joseph Caruana performs laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic revisional bariatric surgery. After leaving full time academics for private practice in 1991, he specialized in surgery of the liver, biliary tract, stomach, and intestine. From there, because of increasing evidence that weight loss surgery is beneficial to patients facing serious obesity, he began to specialize in gastric bypass.
Dr. Joseph Caruana has performed over 5,000 bariatric surgeries, and his published outcomes of safety and successful weight loss are among the best in the world.
Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Joseph Caruana is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Joseph Caruana has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed medical journals, and is Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at ECMC.