I am a native of Colorado and returned home after serving 10 years in the USAF as a surgeon.
I strive to understand the medical and social needs of each patient and use this knowledge as a basis to educate them about their disease and the benefits/risks of the possible treatments. This includes any lifestyle and/or nutrition needs that the therapies may create. This approach allows us to discover together the best and safest treatment.
To best meet each patient’s needs, I remain up to date in the latest endoscopic, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic (VATS), robotic and open surgical techniques.
I work with a great team in a fully integrated weight loss surgery program. This allows me to use many of the same nutrition and support services for the benefit of all my intestinal surgery patients.
Qualifications and experience
- Bariatrics, 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, Surgery - Weight Loss 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 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