I wish to find the least invasive approach to provide the appropriate care of diseases of the foregut and intestine. Whether this is endoscopic, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic, robotic or when necessary open. Discussion includes not only the risks of surgical procedures, but lifestyle and nutrition needs that the needed surgery may create. I work in a fully integrated Bariatric program and use many of the same multimodal service techniques for the benefit of my intestinal surgery patients.
I am a native of Colorado and returned home after serving 10 years in the USAF.
Qualifications and experience
- Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatrics, Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver), Colon and Rectal Surgery, Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive System - Hernia, Failed Prior Surgery, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Surgery - Robotic Surgery
- Languages spoken
University of New Mexico (1995)
Keesler Medical Center (2000)
Keesler Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2001)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year of Issuance American Board of Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties General Surgery 2001
- Clinical interest for patients
• Benign and malignant diseases of the foregut, including metabolic and weight loss therapy