Medical Director and Bariatric Surgeon

Christopher J. Motto, MD, FACS

Dr. Motto will lead your care team as you progress through every phase of Evangelical’s Bariatric program. A board-certified surgeon and member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, he is an expert in the surgical techniques designed to provide lasting weight loss. He has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures and understands the importance of treating the whole patient. He will develop an individualized care plan that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Dr. Motto received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and completed his internship and surgical residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

Other Key Members of Our Bariatric Team


Starting with your initial appointment, our Bariatric Center nurse will:

  • help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your surgery
  • coordinate your progress
  • serve as your liaison during your recuperation and post-surgery follow-up care

Registered Dietitian

Our program includes a registered dietitian who will meet with you regularly, before and after your surgery, to:

  • help you develop the healthy eating habits you’ll need to lose weight before surgery
  • provide the nutrition education, counseling, and support you’ll need to succeed as you pursue, and work to maintain, a healthy weight
  • help you understand the impact the surgery will have on your diet after the procedure 

Consulting Physicians

As a patient of Evangelical’s Bariatric Center, you’ll also have access to other medical experts whenever you need them. Physicians available to assist with your care include:

  • Cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Psychologists
  • Internal Medicine physicians
  • Other physician specialists, as needed

Bariatric Support Group

It’s one thing to discuss bariatric surgery with medical professionals. It’s another to talk with others who are considering the procedure or who have already experienced it. Our free bariatric support group is open to anyone who is considering bariatric surgery at Evangelical and their families, along with those who are currently enrolled in or have already been through the program. It can even help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.

For more information call us at 570-768-3200 or register online.

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