The Surgical Team

Geoffrey H. Wilcox, MD, FACS

Dr. Wilcox received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Wilcox is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Sewickley Valley Hospital, and the Co-Director at St. Clair Hospital.

Michael D. Felix, MD, FACS

Dr. Felix received his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He served as a United States Naval Officer, is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Felix is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. Clair Hospital and the Co-Director at Sewickley Valley Hospital.

Jamie L. Dunn, PA-C
Mrs. Dunn received her Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University and her Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.  She is an integral part of the surgical team and a valuable asset to Hope Bariatrics.

 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
My weight issues started when I was going into my teenage years. When I got married and had two wonderful children my weight became even more out of control. Having two children and a lifelong battle with food, I finally decided that it was time to get my life and weight under control. I decided that it was time for me to under go gastric by-pass surgery. The morning I went in for my surgery I was not even a bit scared. I knew I was doing the right thing for myself. That's right FOR MYSELF! I weighed 263 lbs. that morning. 9 1/2 months later I weighed 138 lbs. I have gone from a size 22/24 to a size 4/6. Everyday is a challenge!! Some may think it was the easy way out. Those are the people who don't know what it is like to live on the other side of the scale. I would like to think I could be an inspiration to those who have had a life long battle with their weight, because I know what it is like on the other side. I no longer live on a diet. I live on what I now call "life". I said good-bye to my 20's and hello to the thin person that I have always wanted to be. Thank you Dr. Felix and your wonderfull staff. You gave me my life back. Sincerely, Cindy
 

- Cindy



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