Meet the Team

Your Weight Loss Surgery Team

Chestnut Hill Hospital's bariatric surgery program is about so much more than weight loss. It's about helping you make - and maintain - profound changes for lifelong health and happiness.

Led by Philadelphia's own fellowship-trained weight loss surgeon, John Meilahn, M.D., our team features dieticians, psychologists and nurses committed to your total well-being. From comprehensive pre-operative education, through compassionate follow-up care, we're here to support you through every phase of your journey.

Dr. MeilahnJohn Meilahn, M.D.

Dr. Meilahn is a University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins-trained bariatric surgeon who has helped more than 2,000 men and women across the Philadelphia region achieve their weight loss goals.

As a board-certified surgeon and member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Dr. Meilahn is continually refining new, MINIMALLY INVASIVE BARIATRIC PROCEDURES. For patients, these laparoscopic techniques may provide several advantages, including less pain and scarring, and fewer complications for a faster recovery.

Dr. Meilahn also specializes in more complex weight loss procedures. That includes revisional surgery as well as laparoscopic duodenal switch, a less common option that may provide hope to morbidly obese patients.

Member of the Medical Staff

Dr. MeilahnLaurie White Meilahn

Bariatric Coordinator, CFA, LPN

Laurie Meilahn is a nurse and certified first assistant in surgery, working closely with bariatric patients for more than 12 years in both the private office setting and the operating room. When not in surgery, Meilahn focuses on supporting each patient during the pre-operative process, getting to know their unique needs and serving as an ear, a shoulder and partner as they make the life-changing—and life-saving—decision to have a bariatric procedure.

Private Consultation

Free Private Consultation

Schedule a free private consultation with our Bariatric Coordinator.