Meet The Weight Loss Center Team

Meet The Weight Loss Center Team

Dr. Alan A. Saber
Chief, Bariatric and
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Alan A. Saber, MS. FACS, FASMBS, is a nationally and internationally recognized innovator in the field of bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. Previously Dr. Saber served as Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also Chair of the New Technique and New Technology video session at the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgery in Chicago.

Dr. Saber sits on the editorial boards of Surgical Techniques Development, Global Journal of Surgery, Obesity Surgery, and Bariatric Times, and his original research is published in preeminent peer-reviewed professional journals of his field. In addition to being a frequent national and international lecturer on bariatric surgery, Dr. Saber currently serves on numerous professional committees and is the recipient of many honors and awards.

Dr. Saber holds professional memberships in the Association of Surgical Education, European Association for Transluminal Surgery (EATS), American Hernia Society, Michigan Chapter-American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Jun Levine
Attending Surgeon,
Weight Loss Center 

Jun Levine, MD, is a skilled Weight Loss surgeon specializing in single incision laparoscopic surgery, gastric bypass, gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastrectomy. Board Certified in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), Dr. Levine is also an accomplished researcher, responsible for several publications, abstracts and presentations on minimally invasive bariatric surgery. She completed her surgical fellowship at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

Lacey LaBonte, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC
Registered Dietitian

Lacey LaBonte, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with substantial experience caring for patients in a clinical bariatric (Weight Loss) setting. A graduate of Rush University's Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition program, Ms. LaBonte is skilled in comprehensive nutrition assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and follow-up. Prior to joining The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Ms. LaBonte served as Clinical Nutritionist at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Kathy Baltovski, RN, BSN
Bariatric Coordinator

Kathy Baltovski, RN, BSN, is a Registered Nurse with substantial experience in Bariatric, OBGYN and Family Practice nursing. A professional nurse since 1978, Ms. Baltovski has specialized in preventive and well care, as well as acute and chronic care in a Medical Intensive Care Unit setting.  As part of the clinical team, Ms. Baltovski provides patient care and education before and after surgery. She works very closely with the surgeons and other members of the team to help ensure each patient’s successful weight loss journey.












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