About Saratoga Bariatric Center


MBSAQIP logoAt Saratoga Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Program, our surgeon, Dr. Dmitri Baranov, has extensive experience in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, including adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and gastric balloon placement. We also are experts at making adjustments that can help gastric band patients achieve their weight-loss goals.

Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, we serve patients from across the Greater Capital Region including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park, Glens Falls and the North Country, as well as Western Massachusetts and Vermont.

The Saratoga Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Program at Saratoga Hospital has been granted full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.


* Your results may vary.

The “comprehensive” designation—the highest available from MBSAQIP—signifies that Saratoga Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Center meets rigorous standards for bariatric care. The designation also indicates that the Saratoga program provides the resources necessary to meet the needs of bariatric patients, both pre- and postoperatively.

The Saratoga Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Program at Saratoga Hospital has been awarded the Blue Distinction® Center+ designation for Bariatric Surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care
program of BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Saratoga Hospital’s Bariatric Program is the only program in the Saratoga region to have earned this national distinction.

The BDC+ distinction for Bariatric Surgery is awarded to facilities with national accreditation that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety, better health outcomes, cost-efficiency, and high bariatric-specific quality measures.*

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*Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers' need for affordable healthcare. Each provider's cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans' areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbc.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a providers's in-network status or your own policy's overage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.