Dr.s Scaffidi and Ailawadi are pioneers in the field of bariatrics. They performed the first outpatient Bariatric surgery in the State of Pennsylvania and, with multiple offices across and surrounding the Lehigh Valley, they have created the largest combined full service medical and surgical weight loss program in the region. Well over 7000 patients have been treated already with many more being cared for each day.
Dr. Ailawadi graduated from the renowned Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology. This was followed by Medical School at The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ailawadi stayed in Chicago for residency at University of Illinois/Mt. Sinai. At Mt Sinai, Dr Ailawadi served as chief administrative resident. Additionally, while at Mt Sinai, he received a grant for research in surgical oncology at the very prestigious Memorial Sloan Keterring Cancer Center. While there, Dr. Ailawadi published a number of papers in the field of surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. Following this, he went on to attend Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of the top medical centers in the country, to do a fellowship in thoracic surgery. While there, Dr. Ailawadi spent an extraordinary amount of time on the general thoracic service which provided him with extensive experience operating on the both the stomach and esophagus. Since leaving Vanderbilt, Dr. Ailawadi has spent time in private practice training residents and caring for patients in fields of bariatric surgery, general surgery and surgical oncology. He has lectured both locally and nationally in his field and he is widely respected as a thought leader.