20 Medical Park, Suite 102
Wheeling, WV 26003
American Board of Surgery 037448
Joseph Colella, M.D., an internationally recognized robotic and bariatric surgeon, has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital. One of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the country, Dr. Colella has been performing bariatric surgery since 1999 and created one of the first centers of excellence in bariatric surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in 2004. After leaving AGH, Dr. Colella was the director of robotic surgery at two hospitals in the UPMC health system, where he also held the title of assistant professor of surgery. Also while at UPMC, he performed the first total robotic gastric bypass in Pennsylvania. Dr. Colella earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency and internship were served at Allegheny General Hospital, where he was chief resident in 1990-91. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.