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About Dr. James Sapala

Dr. James Sapala, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bellport, NY. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine and General Surgery. Dr. Sapala is affiliated with Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, St Vincents Catholic Medical Center and Manhattan. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Sapala is Great. Dr. James Sapala has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Sapala is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

School Based Health Center

350 Martha Ave
Bellport, NY 11713
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Specialties

Dr. James Sapala has the following 2 specialties

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Expertise

    1 Expertise

  • Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

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Great man

LOVE Dr.Sapala so very much some of the staff could use an attitude adjustment but not a horrible experience

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All these year later and.....

I'm still going strong! Dr. Sapala performed my gastric bypass in 2002 at Detroit Riverview Hospital. His office was in Jackson, Michigan at the time. I started out at 365lbs and hit my goal at 137lbs! Dr. Sapala and his staff have stayed in contact with me, have assisted me and have encouraged me every step of the way! There hasn't been one single time when I felt the desire to complain or even whine about Dr. Sapala or his staff. Even when I had a bit of weight re-gain, Dr. Sapala's staff assisted me in getting "it" back together. This man has saved my life, for that I am so very grateful!

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17+ YRS AFTER GASTRIC BY-PASS

TODAY MY INTERNIST INQUIRED WHO HAD DONE MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY? DR.SAPALA IN THE JACKSON, MI LOCALE...THIS WAS IN 93? GIVE OR TAKE A YEAR. I AM NOW INTO MANY YEARS, MAINTAINING A VERY HEALTHY WEIGHT, NO BP, DIABETIC, OR OTHER BAD HEALTH CONCERNS...AND I AM 69.YRS OLD...SO I WAS NOT YOUNG WHEN I HAD THIS SURGERY. I LIKE TO BELIEVE I HAD PROBABLY THE BEST DOCTOR FOR THIS PROCEDURE....NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM HAPPY.

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Five Stars

If you are thinking of gastric by pass sugery, this is the doctor to go to. The reason he requires you to lose some weight before surgery is as a benefit to your health. Over weight people have what is known as fatty liver, the liver sits on top of your stomach, reducing the fat thru weight loss is a for your own good. Dr. Sapala is not a nut as stated by the other person. His staff will help you to lose the weight before surgery. Bypass is not for everyone. You have to be ready for a commitment including weight loss prior to surgery. My two cents.

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A nut

I went to him so a gastric bypass and he told me to lose 70lbs before the procedure and then gave me a surgical date 57days away. If I could lose 70lbs in 57 days I wouldn't need surgery would I.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sapala is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
  • St Vincents Catholic Medical Center
  • Manhattan
  • Lutheran Med Ctrsun Setpark Hlth
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • SVCMC St Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
  • St Vincent`s Manhattan
  • Saint Vincent`s Hospital
  • Victory Memorial Hospital
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1970

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Sapala accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

School Based Health Center, 350 Martha Ave, Bellport, NY

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