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Our Lady of Lourdes Appoints New Medical Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

CAMDEN, NJ Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center recently appointed Bernadette C. Profeta, M.D., F.A.C.S., as its new medical director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. At Lourdes, she will perform a full range of weight-loss procedures, including adjustable gastric band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve. She will also perform laparoscopic and open general surgery, including abdominal and groin hernia repair, and reflux, colorectal, solid organ and breast surgery.

Profeta comes to Our Lady of Lourdes from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she was an assistant professor of Surgery. At both Jefferson and Methodist Hospitals, Profeta headed a bariatric, minimally invasive, and general surgery practice. Prior to that, Profeta had a laparoscopic and general surgery practice at Frankford Health System.

Board-certified in general surgery, Profeta completed her fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. While there, she also served as an instructor of Surgery, teaching mini-fellowship courses on minimally invasive bariatric surgery, colon surgery, and ventral hernia techniques.

Profeta completed a general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she was honored with the “Goracci Teaching Award for Chief Residents” and the “Chief Resident Hands of a Surgeon” award. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, where she was a member of the medical honor society. Profeta earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Joseph’s University.

Profeta is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

Along with lectures and national presentations, Profeta’s research has been published in peer-reviewed publications. She has authored and co-authored abstracts and publications on minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive bariatric surgery, colon and solid organ surgery, as well as laparoscopic hernia repair.

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