Michael Schweitzer

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 168 ratings

Michael Schweitzer Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.

10 yr Experience

10 yr in Bariatrics

14 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

9 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

>90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 14

Max Age of Patient is 70

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Lorraine Giangrandi
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Cordelia Byrd
Bariatric Medical Office Coordinator
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Natalie LaForce
Bariatric Medical Office Coordinator
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Mindy Long
Bariatric Medical Office Coordinator
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Felicia Telewicz
Bariatric Medical Office Coordinator
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Danielle Wilson
Bariatric Medical Office Coordinator
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Cynthia Finley
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Suzanne Carobrese
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Patricia Jordon
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Monica Lovins
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Carol Miller
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Megan Karcher
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Rachel Centeno

  • About Me
    Dr. Michael Schweitzer has developed laparoscopic bariatric programs at the Medical College of Virginia (one of the 1st ten laparoscopic gastric bypass programs in the country), Georgetown University, Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins University where he is currently a full-time faculty member. He was the first surgeon in the mid-Atlantic area to perform laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the first in Maryland to perform laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery and laparoscopic duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion. He has performed well over 1000 laparoscopic bariatric operations to date. Dr. Schweitzer is currently the chair of the membership committee for the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. He is also a site inspector for the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Center of Excellence Program. He is on three editorial boards; Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (the official journal of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons), and Bariatric Times. He also performs peer review for the Archives of Surgery and Journal of Bariatric Surgery Nursing. Dr. Schweitzer was first to publish a technique for endoscopic stoma reduction using transoral endoscopic suturing. There is currently a multicenter trial to evaluate this outpatient endoscopic transoral surgery that involves no incisions and spares the patient a risky re-operative intra-abdominal surgery. A great deal of attention is focused on the future of transoral surgery to avoid abdominal incisions for routine surgery and Dr. Schweitzer is one of the first to apply this technology to bariatric patients. Dr. Schweitzer has written numerous papers, chapters, and review articles on bariatric surgery. Several of his laparoscopic bariatric surgical techniques are featured in the American College of Surgeons Cine Video Series. He is also considered an international expert on venous thromboembolic complications after bariatric surgery. Dr. Schweitzer currently has a very active laparoscopic bariatric practice that includes; laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion. He runs his own website www.smallscar.com . He also actively teaches bariatric surgery to the Johns Hopkins surgical residents and laparoscopic fellow.
  • Latest Reviews See all 168 reviews
    avatar akindofmagick on Nov. 28, 2016

    Dr. Schweitzer performed my VSG on 18 June 2015. I had a fantastic experience, and would go back to him in heartbeat. His support staff, especially Pat, are caring and kind. The facility (Johns Hopkins Bayview) was clean and state of the art. As expected More...

    avatar lobr84 on July 2, 2014

    I am not sure of what happened to the poster that had very negative things to say about Dr. Schweitzer's team. My experience with them has been nothing but extremely pleasant. His team was absolutely amazing to me and very hands on. All my More...

    avatar Mybackhurts on Jan. 25, 2014

    I began my journey with Dr. Schweitzer's team at Johns Hopkins Bayview. I met with Dr. Schweitzer, and had a very pleasurable visit with him regarding my options. The nightmare began once I started dealing with his office staff. Understand this going in: they More...

  • Location
    Baltimore, MD 21224
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