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Dr. Carl Weiss

Carl A. Weiss III M.D. Ph.D. FACS



Dr. Weiss has extensive experience in
Bariatric surgery and advanced training in
minimally invasive surgery.


Tulane Medical School
New Orleans, LA 1989 1993

General Surgical Residency:
University of Minnesota 1993 2001

Ph.D. Experimental Surgery:
University of Minnesota 2001

Fellowship Surgical Endoscopy:
University of Minnesota 1996 1999


Fellowship Surgical Infectious Disease:
University of Minnesota 1996 1999

Fellowship Minimally Invasive Surgery:
University of Kentucky 2001 2002

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SURGERY



Upstate Medical University 2002 2005

STAFF SURGEON



Auburn Community Hospital 2005 Present

David H. Okolica, M.D.

David H. Okolica, M.D.



NY Medical College
Valhalla, NY 1996 2000


Surgical Internship at Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY 2000-2001


General Surgery Residency at Brookdale Hospital
Brooklyn, NY 2002-2007


Fellowship in Minimally invasive Surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, PA 2007-2008



Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at Hershey Medical Center
Hershey,PA 2008-2009


Bariatric and General Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital
2009-2012

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery



Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
2013-2014

STAFF SURGEON



Auburn Community Hospital 2014-present

Ronayne



Bariatric Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner. Ro has over 30 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and has been on staff at Auburn Community Hospital and Cortland Regional Medical Center since 1994. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner.



Liz



Liz has a BS from SUNY Cortland and a Certificate in Dietitics from Cornell University. She received her R.D. (Registered Dietian) from Syracuse University. Liz works closely with patients to help them navigate the nutritional challenges before and after surgery. She works with the surgeons and nursing staff to ensure that patients meet their weight loss goals.

Terri



With over 30 years of experience at Auburn Community Hospital, Terri is the first person many patients talk to regarding questions and concerns about the requirements for bariatric surgery. Terri is responsible for receiving and managing patient information and making sure that all program requirements are completed prior to surgical scheduling.

Kim



Kim has more than 30 years of nursing experience and is a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN). She provides experienced patient care and is a key line of communication with Finger Lakes Bariatric services.

Working directly with the bariatric surgeons, Kim is responsible for the initial evaluation of each patient with introductory education and creating individual plans of care based on patient needs. Kim assists the surgeons with follow up care of patients who have undergone both the lap band or gastric bypass. She also coordinates support groups

Chris



Chris has vast experience in surgical insurance authorization and scheduling and has worked with several local surgeons. Once you have completed the initial insurance requirements, Chris will obtain insurance authorization for your bariatric surgery. After this has been received, she will call you to schedule your pre-admission testing appointments and your actual surgery date.
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