Bariatric Surgery Expert Witnesses

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Bariatric surgery expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including general surgery, obesity medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nutrition. Some of the most common bariatric surgery expert witness specialties also include laparoscopic surgery, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. They can opine on the effects of surgical complications, post-operative care, weight loss management, patient eligibility for bariatric surgery, and long-term outcomes of bariatric procedures.

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Alan Leslie Schuricht, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 8921

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, FACS, MD

Dr. Alan L. Schuricht has 33 years of experience in General Surgery. He earned his BA in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Formerly, this expert held roles as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Perelman School of...

Surgery  Laparoscopy and Bariatrics Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile

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Surgery Laparoscopy and Bariatrics Expert Witness | New Jersey

This board certified surgeon received an MD from Ovidius University School of Medicine in Romania. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Hernia Society and Association for Academic Surgery. His practice focuses on bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery including hernia repair, and...

Michael Eric Zenilman, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 19120

Dr. Michael Eric Zenilman, FACS, MD

Dr. Michael E. Zenilman has 32 years of experience in the field of Surgery. He earned his BS from SUNY at Stony Brook and his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical School. He completed an internship, a residency, and a research fellowship in Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Today, this expert is board certified in Surgery. Formerly, this expert served as a Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins...

General Surgery Expert Witness | OklahomaView profile

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General Surgery Expert Witness | Oklahoma

This board certified expert has been in clinical practice for over 10 years and is currently the Vice Chairman of the department of Surgery at his clinical institution. He is also the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program. He completed his residency training at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center (now Oklahoma State University Medical Center) and St. Francis Hospital. He is a...

Keith Milton Monson, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 21192

Dr. Keith Milton Monson, FACS, MD

Dr. Keith Monson has 18 years of experience in the field of Surgery. He earned his BS in Biophysics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, his MD from Rush University Medical College, and his MS in Surgery from Michigan State University. He completed a residency in General Surgery and a research fellowship in Surgery at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Today,...

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General Surgery Expert Witness | TennesseeView profile

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General Surgery Expert Witness | Tennessee

This highly qualified and dual fellowship trained expert earned his BS from Stanford University and his MD from University of Tennessee College of Medicine. After completing his general surgery residency, he went on to train under two fellowships. The first fellowship was in surgical critical care at Stanford and the second was at Vanderbilt in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. As a...

David Robert Finkle, MDView profile

ID: 22196

Dr. David Robert Finkle, MD

Dr. David R. Finkle has 37 years of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery. He earned his BS in Medicine from the University of Nebraska Omaha and his MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. After completing both an internship and a residency in General Surgery, he went on to complete another residency in Plastic Surgery, all at Spectrum Health Butterworth...

Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colorectal and foregut surgery Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colorectal and foregut surgery Expert Witness | Texas

This highly qualified expert is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his MD from Texas Tech School of Medicine. His post-doctoral education continued at the University of Florida at Jacksonville where he developed a passion for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Following residency he entered private practice in Palm Coast,...

Scott Edward Hockenberry, MDView profile

ID: 22258

Dr. Scott Edward Hockenberry, MD

Dr. Scott E. Hockenberry has 27 years of experience in the field of General Surgery with expertise in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He earned his BS from Kent State University and his MD from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He then completed his residency in General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Today, this expert is board-certified in Surgery. Formerly, this expert held roles as a...

Urology Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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Urology Expert Witness | Illinois

This highly qualified board certified expert earned a BA cum laude from Hamline University and DO from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. Residency and fellowship training were completed at Madigan Army Medical Center and University of California- San Francisco, respectively. He is a member of several surgical societies and committees dedicated to the improvement of patient...

Harold P. Brem, FACS, MDView profile

ID: 31747

Dr. Harold P. Brem, FACS, MD

Dr. Harold Brem has over 24 years of experience in the field of Surgery. He earned his BS in General Sciences from Brandeis University and his MD from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. After completing his two residencies in Surgery at Ohio State University Hospital, he went on to complete three fellowships in Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and the State University...

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General and Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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General and Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness | Illinois

This expert is a highly qualified expert and is a board certified General Surgeon. He received his BA in Literatures in English from Brown University and his MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University before completing his fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal...

David Nigel Armstrong, FACS, FASCRS, FRCS, MDView profile

ID: 37945

Dr. David Nigel Armstrong, FACS, FASCRS, FRCS, MD

Dr. David N. Armstrong has over 30 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He earned his BS in Pathology from the University of Manchester and his MD from the University of Manchester School of Medical Sciences. He completed a Residency in General Surgery from Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and then a Research Fellowship in Surgery at State University of New York Upstate Medical...

Urology, Urologic Oncology, and Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Urology, Urologic Oncology, and Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery Expert Witness | California

This expert is a urological oncology physician. He earned his MBBS at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and his MPH at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He completed his internship in surgery and his residency in urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas before also completing a post-doctoral urology fellowship at the same...

William Joseph Harb, FACS, FASCRS, MDView profile

ID: 38786

Dr. William Joseph Harb, FACS, FASCRS, MD

Dr. William J. Harb has 17 years of experience in the field of Colorectal Surgery. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and his MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine. After completing his residency in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in Head and Neck...

Hernia Surgery and Gastrintestinal surgery Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Hernia Surgery and Gastrintestinal surgery Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This highly qualified, board certified expert earned his Bachelor's and medical degree from Tufts University. This was followed by an internship and residency in general surgery at the Philadelphia General Hospital. Right after he completed his formal medical education, this expert served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Jackson. This expert is a member of numerous medical...

Matthew Mark Schultzel, DOView profile

ID: 46068

Dr. Matthew Mark Schultzel, DO

Dr. Matthew M. Schultzel has over 7 years of experience in the fields of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He earned his BA in Psychology and his BS in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He also earned his DO from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After residency in General Surgery at the University of California San Diego and at Palisades Medical Center. He also...

General & Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile

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General & Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness | Virginia

This actively practicing, board certified general surgeon is the current owner of a major private surgical practice as well as affiliated faculty at several regional healthcare centers. He is also extensively involved with grant funded research, and is a reviewer for several medical journals.

Alan Bruce Loren, MD, PhDView profile

ID: 56115

Dr. Alan Bruce Loren, MD, PhD

Dr. Alan B. Loren has 36 years of experience in the field of Surgery. He earned his BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago and completed his residency in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in...

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Bariatric Surgery Nursing Expert Witness | NebraskaView profile

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Bariatric Surgery Nursing Expert Witness | Nebraska

This highly qualified expert has her Associate of Science in Nursing from College of St. Mary's. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University and her Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner from University Nebraska Medical Center. She is not only a nurse practitioner but also a certified bariatric nurse. She is currently a nurse practitioner in bariatric...

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Bariatric Surgery Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a bariatric surgery expert witness in legal cases?

A bariatric surgery expert witness provides insight into medical standards, procedures, and outcomes related to weight loss surgeries. They can testify on malpractice claims, surgical complications, or patient consent issues.

What types of cases might require a bariatric surgery expert witness?

Cases involving alleged medical malpractice during weight loss surgeries, post-operative complications, informed consent disputes, or issues with pre-surgical evaluations often require a bariatric surgery expert witness.

Are there subspecialties within the field of bariatric surgery that an expert witness may focus on?

Yes, some experts may specialize in specific types of bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. Others may focus on adolescent bariatric surgery or revisional surgery.

How can a bariatric surgery expert witness help in cases involving surgical complications?

An expert can review medical records to determine if standard care was followed, explain complex medical concepts to the court, and provide an opinion on whether complications were avoidable.

Why is it important to have a bariatric surgery expert witness who is up-to-date with current practices and guidelines?

Bariatric surgery techniques and guidelines evolve over time. An expert who is current ensures accurate information about accepted standards of care and recent advancements in the field.

How does Expert Institute select its Bariatric Surgery expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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