David H. Okolica, MD, FACS, FASMBS
EducationNew York Medical College, Valhalla, NY InternshipMaimonides Medical Center, New York, NY FellowshipBariatric Surgery: Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Minimally Invasive Surgery: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA ResidencySurgical Residency: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Board CertificationsAmerican College of Surgeons SpecialtyGeneral Surgery
Location(s)Surgical Services of Auburn
BiographyDavid H. Okolica, M.D., is proud to join Surgical Services of Auburn and the surgical medical staff at Auburn Community Hospital. He will be performing both Bariatric & General Surgery, as well as endoscopic procedures. He comes to Auburn Community Hospital from New Britain, Connecticut where he was Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Previously, he practiced Bariatrics and General Surgery for 3 years at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
After rotating through the surgical specialties during his medical school experience at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., Dr. Okolica decided to pursue advanced surgical training. He graduated from General Surgery Residency at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 2009, Dr. Okolica graduated from a Bariatric Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, P.A., where he performed various bariatric procedures, including Roux-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric bands, and sleeve gastrectomy. He also completed a Minimally Invasive Fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, P.A., where he was trained to perform other types of laparoscopic surgery, including colon resections, hernia repairs, and gallbladder surgery, as well as endoscopic procedures.
Dr. Okolica is Board Certified in General Surgery. His primary clinical interest is to provide high quality Bariatrics and General Surgery services. To find out more about Dr. Okolica and bariatric services please visit Fingerlake Bariatrics website: http://www.fingerlakesbariatrics.com/surgical-team.php.