LAP BAND Surgeons

Weight Loss Surgeons
Dr. Merriman of Freedom From Obesity performs a variety of different surgical options for patients including Lap Band or gastric banding surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Revisional Surgery. Located in Shreveport, LA.
Dr. Alvarez is one of the leading surgeons in the continent performing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve procedure. He has worked in several hospitals in the USA, France and Mexico and has performed thousands of these procedures.
Recognized as a "Bariatric Center of Excellence" by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, our Bariatric Center is dedicated to helping patients achieve significant weight loss. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Our respected, recognized program offers a comprehensive approach and features a full range of services and the most advanced surgical options. Procedures offered: Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (open, laparoscopic and robotic), Gastric Banding, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass (open, laparoscopic and robotic). Located in Abington, PA.
Our center began in 1999 and we are proud to offer the latest and most up-to-date surgical and nonsurgical treatments of excessive weight. Located in Fresno, CA.
Drs. Abkin, Bertha, and Iannace of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, lead a practice dedicated to minimally invasive weight loss surgery and medical weight loss management. Located in Florham Park, NJ.
David Scott Thoman, MD, FACS, specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery in Santa Barbara, California. Weight loss procedures offered include laparoscopic gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, and single-incision LAP-BAND performed completely through an incision placed in the belly button.
Advanced Weight Loss Surgery specializes in both medical (non-surgical) and surgical weight loss. We are experts in obesity, its related health conditions, and offer a wide range of treatment options including Lap Band (gastric band), gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other medical or surgical options, such as revisional surgery, Endoluminal Incisionless surgery (ROSE, POSE) and Gastric Plication. Located in Rockville, Maryland.
Weight Loss Surgeons

Consumer Guide to WLS

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon Training:


Choosing a qualified bariatric surgeon may seem a bit overwhelming, but knowing what to look for can help make the decision making process easier. When interviewing a potential bariatric surgeon, it is important to ask about the doctor's level of training and experience.

Legally, any medical doctor can perform an operation of any type, even without specialized training or experience in a particular field of medicine. If you are undergoing bariatric surgery, choose a doctor who is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Board-certification by these boards indicates that the doctor has gone through a specialized training program and has met certain standards in the field of surgery. In addition, choose a doctor that has completed a residency or a fellowship in bariatric surgery. A weekend course is not enough training to become a qualified bariatric surgeon.