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Our Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Collin Brathwaite, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Collin Brathwaite is a board certified general surgeon. He is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital. He also leads Winthrop Surgical Associates. His experience and knowledge in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery has made him one of the most sought after surgeons in the New York and tri-state area.

Dr. Brathwaite has received numerous awards and honors in the field and regularly contributes to medical journals, books, and other publications. He is a seasoned lecturer and presenter at various national and international conferences and regularly trains other surgeons on advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Dr. Jun Levine

Dr. Levine attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical School and practiced in New York City before moving to NYU Winthrop. Her compassion and noted bedside manner puts her patients at ease, while her surgical skill helps ensure the most effective and safe procedure for each and every one. Beyond bariatric surgical procedures such as gastric bypass and gastric sleeve, Dr. Levine also specializes in minimally invasive hernia repair, minimally invasive gallbladder removal and surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Dr. Armando Castro, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Armando Castro was born in Cuba, and grew up in Los Angeles, where he received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his general surgery training at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. He is fellowship-trained in Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, which has been his clinical focus during his 14 years in practice in Queens and Brooklyn.

His clinical interests include all aspects of general surgery, with expertise in minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery, and in the comprehensive surgical care of patients with obesity. His clinical passion is driven by the relationships he builds with his patients on their journey to health.

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The Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss Program offers bariatric surgery to those suffering from obesity in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and all of New York. Our three dedicated weight loss surgeons and staff provide safe and effective solutions to excess weight and morbid obesity.