About Maneesh Ailawadi

Bariatric & General Surgery

Dr. Ailawadi

Maneesh Ailawadi, MD, FSSO, is an expert thoracic and bariatric surgeon at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ailawadi has helped thousands of people achieve better health with weight-loss surgery.

Dr. Ailawadi received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Pittsburgh's renowned Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He then went on to medical school at the Chicago Medical School (CMS), located in North Chicago, Illinois. He remained in the Windy City to complete his residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (Mount Sinai).

While at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Ailawadi received a grant from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City and relocated to conduct research and publish papers in the area of surgical oncology and thoracic surgery.

He then went on to complete his fellowship in thoracic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center® (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the top medical facilities in the country. While at Vanderbilt®, Dr. Ailawadi gained extensive experience operating on both the stomach and esophagus.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Ailawadi went into private practice performing bariatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology. Dr. Ailawadi enjoys sharing his skills, knowledge, and experience with students and colleagues through his training and lectures.