William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery

Specialty Focus: Gastric bypass, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive, gastrointestinal, GI, sleeve, laparoscopic, morbidly obese, weight loss surgery, bariatrics, obesity

Education: BA/BS, Emory University; MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine; General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic; bariatric fellowship, University Medical Center-Princeton

Years in Practice: 16

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 7+


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I am a full-time, board certified surgeon with a fellowship in bariatric surgery, specializing in complex bariatric cases. I have performed over 1,800 bariatric surgeries 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 20 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, the state council on medical education, 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, upper GI/GERD surgery, or general surgery complications in the morbidly obese.