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Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)


Our Team

BMC Surgical Team

Boston Medical Center's Bariatric Surgical Program is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons. The team consists of national leaders, who are experts in their fields and have performed more than one thousand surgeries.

Our weight loss physicians offer many non-surgical as well as surgical options for obesity such as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve surgery.

Donald T. Hess, MD, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgeon in Boston

Donald T. Hess, MD, FACS
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, Boston Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Surgery Residency, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass), Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Surgery, Single Site Surgery, Complex Hernia Surgery, General Surgery
 

Brian Carmine, MD, Bariatric and General Surgeon in Boston

Brian Carmine, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass), Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Surgery, Single Site Surgery, Scarless Surgery, Complex Hernia Surgery, General Surgery
 

Cullen Carter, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Repair, Biliary Disease, Upper GI Surgery, Surgical Education and Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery
 

Registered Dietitians

Wendy Anderson, MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Bariatric Surgery Dietitian

Wendy has been practicing as a bariatric dietitian since 1999. She has and continues to be the lead dietitian in several obesity-related research projects including the implementation of Boston Medical Center’s surgical weight-management clinical database. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Vermont and completed her Dietetic Internship and Master Degree at the University of Rhode Island. She has authored multiple publications in the field of obesity medicine which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She has presented topics on bariatric surgery at obesity conferences including Obesity Week and the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BONRC). Prior to her current position as Senior Bariatric Surgery Dietitian, she was the dietitian for the obesity program at Jewish Memorial Hospital located in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Weight Management Practice Group affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Wendy’s special interests include obesity research, bariatric surgery, weight management, integrative medicine, and mindful eating practices. 

Claire LeBrun, MPH, RDN, LDN

Bariatric Surgery Dietitian

Claire has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 1986. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida (1986) and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from Florida International University (1992).  She has also completed graduate level counseling courses and extensive training in "Motivational Interviewing", a non-authoritative counseling style, which has been proven effective in eliciting health-related behavior change.

Before becoming a bariatric surgery dietitian at Boston Medical Center, she was the Senior Nutritionist at the Medical Faculty Associates of George Washington University.  Claire was in private practice before this, and held positions at both the George Washington University Lipid Research Clinic as a Research Assistant and the George Washington University Weight Management Program as the Director of Nutrition Services for 12 years.  She specializes in bariatrics (weight management), endocrinology, cardiology and gastrointestinal nutrition disorders. 

Currently, as a fulltime bariatric dietitian at BMC, Claire sees patients for pre and post-operative weight loss surgery and leads both bariatric educational classes and support groups. 

Lesley Levitt, MS, RDN, LDN

Bariatric Surgery Dietitian

Lesley completed her dietetic education at Simmons College along with a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University. Following her academic work, she completed a clinical internship at Mount Auburn Hospital where she was trained in their Surgical Weight Loss Program. Lesley comes from a background in nutrition research focused on obesity and weight management. Prior to coming to Boston Medical Center, she was involved in weight loss research studies at both Tuft's University in the Energy Metabolism lab, and Boston Children's Hospital in the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. 

Appointments

Call: 617.414.8052
Fax: 617.414.8053

Boston Medical Center
Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
Shapiro Center
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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