David Ritter, MD - General Surgeon & Weight Loss Surgery Program Medical Director - has performed bariatric surgery for the Weight Loss Surgery Program since 1998. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons.
John K. Abbott, III, MD - General Surgeon -
Russ D. Birdwell, MD - General Surgeon - Board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. Dr. Birdwell is trained in a wide range of procedures and has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery.
Christopher J. Cottrell, MD - General Surgeon, has five years experience in the Dallas area. He is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. His interests include advanced laparoscopic procedures, endocrine surgery, wound care and weight-loss surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Bassam J. Zakhour, MD - General Surgeon, has been in practice locally since 1988 and is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
John Curanovic, MD - Internal Medicine
Roberto Lopez, DO - Internal Medicine
Les Sandknop, DO - Internal Medicine
Robert F. Mehl, III, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology
Mary Bachmyer, RD, LD, CDE - Dietician, Sandknop Family Practice
Tarina Balch, NRCMA - Weight-Loss Program Coordinator, Dr. John Abbott and Dr. David Ritter
Jana Grant - Weight-Loss Program Coordinator, Dr. Russ Birdwell and Dr. Chris Cottrell
Margaret Mancias - Weight-loss Program Coordinator, Dr. Bassam Zakhour
BJ Hundley, RN - Weight-Loss Surgery Program Educator, LPMC
Bobby Montgomery - Weight-Loss Surgery Program Coordinator, LPMC