1515 Allen St. Springfield, MA | 245 First St. Cambridge, MA | 30 Central Park S. New York, NY

General Surgery


At WEMA Bariatrics we also perform a wide variety of minimally invasive general surgery procedures including:

  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • Breast
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Antireflux

Minimally Invasive Procedures:

Dr. Brackman has been a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery for almost two decades.  He has presented at the foremost laparoscopic surgical society in the world and has been published in laparoscopic journals.  His pioneering studies have involved minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, bariatrics, and anti-reflux surgery.


Personal Attention:

Have you ever been to the doctor’s office or E.R. with a surgical problem only to be subjected to evaluations from non surgeons; never even meeting your surgeon until the operating room, if at all? That never happens with Dr. Brackman.  He provides care from the first moment to problem resolution. All the board certifications and College of Surgeons accolades are meaningless if it is not the person with the credentials actually treating you. If you need gallbladder or other surgery, call the expert.

Pioneering Surgery:

Dr. Brackman has been the first to perform several minimally invasive procedures at many of the local hospitals in Massachusetts and New York. Some of these include:  First to perform laparoscopic bowel obstruction case, first laparoscopic splenectomy, first laparoscopic gastrectomy. When you have a choice of surgeons, why not choose the one with the most experience and the best results?


The Gallbladder:

The Gallbladder is a tiny organ that rests under the liver.  It is a storage reservoir for bile produced by the liver.

The Gallbladder waits for the signal from your intestines that it is time to digest fats in your diet, then squeezes the bile out into the intestine.  This flow of bile should be nice and easy.  But, when things block the flow of bile, like stones, narrow ducts (tubes emptying bile from the Gallbladder) or the Gallbladder simply doesn’t squeeze hard enough (dyskinesia or dysfunction), significant pain can result.  You might need your gallbladder removed.

If you end up in the ER with gallbladder problems, or you just want the choice of which surgeon does your surgery, then remember this toll free number:

Toll Free: 844-9-BUBBLE

We are always available, despite what you might be told by the hospital employed doctor.