Matthew Brackman, MD - Account Suspended

Springfield Bariatric Surgeon
1515 Allen Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01118 US
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Personal Statement

I've been performing bariatric surgery since 1998 and have one of the best track records around. I take a personal approach with all my patients, frequently answering my own phones to converse on a more personal level. My goto procedure is the RYGB, but I am also expert in many more.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Awards & Recognition

Trauma Team Leadership Award
Professional Recognition:
Published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Presented research at foremost meetings in three countries.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Brackman has hospital affiliations at Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Noble Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Tufts University
    Medical: MD, Boston University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Boston Medical Center
    Residency: Washington Hospital Center, DC
    Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, The Ohio State Medical Center

Treatments offered at Tummy Bubble, PLLC

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Payment Upfront for my Gastric Balloon Normal?

Fortunately there are financing options available. Most patients are approved right away and then only have to make affordable monthly payments spread... READ MORE

How to Find an Experienced Botox Injector?

You could look in the Yellow pages under awesome.  But really, even bad injections wear off.   Have a good result and go back. READ MORE

Involuntary spasms in angry 11 muscles 8 weeks after 1st Botox - normal??

I agree, spasm is the muscle waking back up.  Time for a repeat, as all botox wears off eventually. READ MORE

I had my lips filled w/ Juvederm and now there is unevenness, hard, rock-like bumps that's throws off my lip symmetry. (photo)

Allowing some more time for swelling to go down might help.  But dissolving with hyaluronidase may be your only other option. READ MORE

How long will it take to develop a botox inhibitor?

While you might read about Botox inhibitors, these are really just in the experimental phase and only have theoretical applications.  READ MORE

Can I start with one or two units of Botox?

It is good to research before seeing a physician, so that you are comfortable you are getting proper advice.  These are concerns you should raise ... READ MORE

Did my massage ruin my Botox?

There are still many things unknown about the absorption, distribution, and metabolism of botulinium toxin.  I wouldn't be surprised if one day we ... READ MORE

I am 5'4" male aged 41 and weigh 257 lbs. Finding it very difficult to lose weight

Your BMI is a little high for gastric balloon.  Depending on medical conditions I would recommend RYGB over Sleeve Gastrectomy. READ MORE

Is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) considered a co-morbidity/reason for weight loss surgery? If not, why isn't it?

IHH (or pseudotumor cerebri) is a condition known to improve with weight loss as might occur with gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.  I have ... READ MORE

I have thyroids. Can I do gastric sleeve surgery?

We all have a thyroid gland, it produces thyroid hormones to regulate many processes in the body.  Not sure what you mean by "having thyroids".  P... READ MORE

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