Weight Loss Surgery Expert Witnesses

Weight loss surgery expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on weight loss surgery. The weight loss surgery expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Bariatric Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, General Surgery, Obesity, Plastic Surgery, and Wound Care.

William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS Alabama Bariatrics

Decatur, Alabama
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Gastric bypass, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive, gastrointestinal, GI, sleeve, laparoscopic, morbidly obese, weight loss surgery, bariatrics, obesity
I am a full-time, board certified surgeon with a fellowship in bariatric surgery, specializing in complex bariatric cases. I have performed over 3500 bariatric operations including intragastric balloons, as well as many, many other related procedures. I also spend a considerable amount of time teaching, and am an associate professor of surgery at our regional medical school as well as serve as the Director of Medical Education for our hospital's medical student teaching program. I have reviewed over 30 cases in the last decade, have issued written reports, given numerous depositions, and testified in court as an expert witness. I have served on hospital peer-review committees and executive committees, the board of our state medical society and state board of medical examiners, published peer-reviewed articles, and am currently a surveyor for a national surgical quality accreditation program. I limit my expert witness services to bariatric surgery cases and general surgery complicati...

Eitan Neidich, MD

San Francisco, California
Wound Care, Bariatric Surgery - wound care, pressure injuries, post-acute care, decubitus ulcers, diabetic ulcers, non healing wounds, skin substitutes, wound vac, wounds in nursing home, debridement, venous ulcers, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Sleeve, Lap Band, Hernia, Gallbladder
Dr. Neidich attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and obtained his advanced GI/MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He has expertise in full spectrum wound care and maintains an active wound care practice at the El Camino Wound Care Center. He has experience reviewing a wide range of cases including facility acquired pressure injuries, wound management and post-acute care infection and wound protocols and best practices. He has a comprehensive bariatric surgery practice, including robotic gastric sleeve, bypass, revisions and band removal. Additionally, his practice incorporates robotic hernia, foregut and general surgery procedures.

Milton Owens, MD

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Bariatric Surgery, Obesity - Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve, Morbidly Obese, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatrics, Obesity, Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Dr. Owens is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Owens is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Medical Board of California. He specializes in bariatric and general/abdominal surgery for people suffering from morbid obesity. Dr. Owens is currently Medical Director of Bariatrics at Chapman Global Medical Center, and Coastal Center for Obesity and is Chief of Surgery Chapman Global Medical Center. He is a current or past member of various professional societies. Dr. Owens has an extensive list of Academic Appointments ranging from 1974 to present. He has served on Editorial Boards and has more than 45 Journal Publications, published books, numerous Book Chapters and has appeared on TV and Radio. He has a patent for a Kidney Insulating Device which was granted in February 1980. For more information see: http://coastalobesity.com/Coastal-Center-For-Obesity-Information/Meet-Dr-Milton-Owens...

Kenneth A Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FABOM Center for Advanced Surgical Care

Loxahatchee Groves, Florida
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Hernia, Gallbladder, Mesh, Lap Band, Colon, Intestine, Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Abdominal Surgery, Surgical Infection
Dr. Larson is a board-certified general surgeon with an active clinical practice in south Florida since 2004. He has a subspecialty interest in bariatric surgery and regularly performs over 500 general surgery procedures annually in addition to over 125 bariatric (weight loss) surgery procedures annually. Dr. Larson is the medical director for a nationally recognized center of excellence in bariatric surgery and maintains a faculty appointment with the University of Miami. He has been reviewing medicolegal cases since 2008 and has recent and ongoing experience with case reviews, affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony.

Aboubakr Khairat, FACS, MRCSI, CABS HealthAdvise

Ellicott City, Maryland
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic, robotic, minimally invasive, bariatric surgery,  gastrointestinal surgery,  sleeve gastrectomy,  gastric bypass, morbidly obese, weight loss surgery, obesity, endoscopy, colonoscopy, laparoscopic hernia, robotic hernia, abdominal wall reconstruction, cholecystectomy
Dr. Aboubakr Khairat, MD, is a highly skilled double-board certified general surgeon, specializing in both pediatric and adult surgery. Trained in Qatar as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Khairat further honed his expertise through additional training in adult general surgery in the United States. Currently practicing as an abdominal and bariatric surgeon in the United States, he brings a wealth of experience and proficiency to his patients. Dr. Khairat is particularly passionate about utilizing minimally invasive/robotic surgical approaches and pioneering innovative techniques to optimize patient outcomes. Training University of Maryland Medical Center Residency, Surgery, 2013 University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL Internship, General Surgery, 2009 Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Residency, Pediatric Surgery, 2006 Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine Professional Education, MBBCH, 1997 Organizations American Medical Association American College of Surgeons American Society of Met...

Malik Kutty, MD Luxe Plastic Surgery

Sugar Land, Texas
Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery - liposuction, facelift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, brachioplasty, blepharoplasty, necklift, buttock lift, weight loss surgery, fat grafting.
Board-Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Active Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL General Surgery Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY Plastic Surgery Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Michael J. Barker, MD

Henrico, Virginia
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Sleeve, Revision, Conversion, Endoscopy, Gastric Balloon, Morbid Obesity, Lap Band, Vitamin Deficiencies, Wernicke’s, Laparoscopy, Hernia, Gallbladder, Cholecystectomy, Foregut Surgery, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication, Reflux
Michael Barker, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified general surgeon who specializes in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and SUNY Brooklyn College of Medicine, and also completed a Fellowship in Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery at East Carolina University. Dr. Barker spent 16 years on Active Duty in the Navy, where he made multiple overseas deployments and was Director of the largest Bariatric Surgery program within the Department of Defense. He continues to serve in executive and leadership positions in the Navy Reserve, including as Advisor to the Surgeon General of the Navy regarding General Surgery. Dr. Barker is currently the Medical Director of the Central Virginia VA Healthcare System Bariatric Surgery Program and Director of the Operating Room at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. He maintains an active practice in bariatric surgery including primary operations, revisions, conversions, a...