Ioannis Raftopoulos, MD Family Medicine

Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos, MD

Family Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Nutrition
HOLYOKE, MA 01040 (1 other location)
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About Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos MD

Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos, MD is a doctor primarily located in HOLYOKE, MA, with another office in Holyoke, MA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Nutrition.

Dr. Raftopoulos has received the following awards:


Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos has 2 locations

Hmc Specialty Surgeons And Gastroenterology 11 HOSPITAL DR HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Ioannis Raftopoulos Md 10 Hospital Dr Ste 103 Holyoke, MA 01040


Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos has the following 4 SPECIALTIES

A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos has the following 3 expertise

  • Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
  • Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
  • Digestive System Abnormalities


2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2017)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.


28 Years Experience

Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki Medical School

Graduated in 1993

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More about Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos

Ioannis Raftopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., has been named Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. In his new role, Dr. Raftopoulos will lead the Bariatric Center at Saint Francis, which was recently approved by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. This voluntary designation is bestowed upon Bariatric centers meeting rigorous criteria, including the availability of resources to perform safe Bariatric surgical procedures and demonstrated short- and long-term results after Bariatric surgery. Dr. Raftopoulos has served as a medical officer in the Greek Air Force and as a resident in General Surgery at the Metropolitan Group Hospitals/University of Illinois, Chicago. He also completed a Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery at Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Dr. Raftopoulos has been named a Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Raftopoulos is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Most recently, Dr. Raftopoulos was on the staff of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and held an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is one of the largest Bariatric centers of excellence in the country and among five centers that participate in an important study funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine the outcomes of Bariatric surgery (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery - LABS). Dr. Raftopoulos has been a co-investigator in this study. In addition, his scientific work includes 70 peer reviewed publications, over 50 presentations in national and international meetings, and active participation as primary investigator or co-investigator in research grants.

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