UTICA, N.Y. – The bariatric surgery practice of William A. Graber, M.D., P.C. will join the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group, effective Sunday, October 1, 2023. The new practice will be called MVHS Bariatric Group and Drs. William Graber, Ransford Commey and Nandita Rao will join MVHS and continue to provide bariatric care to the community.

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Dr. Graber and his talented team of healthcare professionals to offer full-time bariatric surgery care and services to the patients of MVHS and the surrounding communities,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “This is an important service MVHS is proud to now be able to offer.”

“This partnership is a wonderful way for our team to continue to provide quality bariatric surgery and care to the region,” said Dr. Graber. “I am excited to join MVHS to continue to grow the bariatric service line.”

Dr. Graber and his team of physicians are board-certified surgeons who specialize in bariatric and metabolic surgery, utilizing the most advanced techniques to perform weight loss surgery including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, adjustable gastric banding and revisional surgeries.

Visit mvhealthsystem.org/bariatric or contact the MVHS Bariatric Group at 315-235-2540 to learn more.

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MVHS is an integrated, non-profit healthcare delivery system that includes St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County and Senior Network Health. MVHS primarily serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties in New York State and is an integrated delivery system with more than 4,200 full-time equivalent employees.

MVHS is in the process of constructing the Wynn Hospital – a 10-story, 672,000-square-foot, 373- bed hospital located on a 25-acre parcel adjacent to the Downtown Utica business district. The campus will also include a central utility plant and the development of a parking garage, physician office building(s), support facilities and a business center. The new hospital creates a structured delivery system to reduce gaps and inefficiencies in care coordination, eliminates duplication of services and improves ease of access with ample parking and centralized entrances. It will be a modern facility with private patient rooms and the flexibility to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and delivery models.