Fouad H. Hachem, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Fellowship – Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric And Laparoscopic Surgery - 2007
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Chief Resident – General Surgery (2006)

SUNY – Downstate Medical Center, King’s County 
Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Chief Resident – General Surgery (2001)
American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

American Board of Surgery (2007)

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (2001)

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Member of the Kansas Medical Society

The IWLS Team

from left to right

Bobbie Hostetter, RN

Lori Walters, LPN, Team Leader  

Rachel Moore,

Administrative Assistant    

Dr. Hachem, Medical Director of IWLS,  Chief Bariatric Surgeon

Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Registered Dietitian


                                                                                            at Geary Community Hospital

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Jennifer Kirkpatrick, RD, LD

Jennifer is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in dietetics. She joined Geary Community Hospital’s weight loss surgery team in 2001, and has worked exclusively with bariatric patients since 2003. She developed and continues to modify the nutrition education portion of the program based on the guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and on her own extensive experience with weight loss surgery patients.

Jennifer also assists with our non-surgical weight loss program, Getting Back on Track, by offering individual nutrition counseling sessions.

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