Rayford Kruger

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 35 ratings

Rayford Kruger Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Rayford Kruger Bariatric Surgeon Picture

28 yr Experience

14 yr in Bariatrics

28 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

14 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

80% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70


  • About Me

    Dr. Rayford Kruger, Bariatric Surgeon

    Rayford Kruger, MD, FACS is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at the Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center located in Wareham and Fall River Massachusetts. With his dedication and passion for bariatrics, he helped build the Southcoast bariatric program to become the largest bariatric program in New England. It is now a nationally recognized destination for weight loss surgery.

    Dr. Kruger earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is a board-certified surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has been honored by his peers of the Bristol South District Medical Society as the 2015 Community Clinician of the Year and the Standard-Times 2014 Wareham Man of the Year.

    In addition to his expertise in performing bariatric surgery, Dr. Kruger specializes in general surgery, endoscopies, and minimally invasive surgery including anti-reflux surgery. He also is the author of numerous articles and publications. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Kruger is an avid skier and enjoys sailing. He is also a certified private pilot!

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Kruger

    I love what I do! It’s a blessing to have a career and profession that you enjoy. I enjoy the mental strategy, the diagnosis, I enjoy the technical strategy and skill sets of doing procedures smoothly and confidently and I enjoy the rewards we get when patients get better and go home and they are happy. So from start to finish, I have a blast every day. -Dr. Kruger

    Dr. Kruger believes in compassionate, patient-centered care. He works closely with his patients and creates a personal care plan respecting each individual's unique needs. He respects and listens to his patients and their concerns and takes time to encourage and support them before, during, and after their weight loss surgery.

    Helping individuals reclaim their health and their lives, Dr. Kruger performs the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), the Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, and bariatric revision options.

    Bariatric Surgery in Massachusetts with Dr. Kruger

    If you’re thinking about bariatric surgery with Dr. Kruger and the Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center team, we invite you to attend a free educational seminar. Educational seminars are required and an important first step in exploring your options. At the seminar, you will learn about our program, weight loss surgery options, risks & benefits of surgery, and eligibility requirements.

    Each month, we hold the seminars at four convenient locations across Massachusetts: Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, and St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. To ask us a question or register for a free bariatric surgery seminar call us at 508-273-4900. You can also request more information here! For information on insurance, Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast Patient Registration Department at 844-297-2952, or your own health plan with any questions regarding coverage. 



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  • Latest Reviews See all 35 reviews
    avatar keri77 on July 25, 2013

    I am so pleased with my decision to have Dr Kruger perform my surgery he was awesome! They say sometimes the first impression is the most important and for me that's correct!

    avatar IntricatleySimple on Jan. 15, 2013

    Dr. Kruger is phenominal, his staff are super, the process was worth the final result, this was one of the best things I have done for myself. Dr. Kruger answered every question, as does his staff.

    avatar jaxs on June 21, 2012

    I think so far Dr. Krugar and his team have been amazing :) .I was affraid because I am in recovery from drug addiction over 3 years but still get treated unfair and not taking care of the way I should .. Dr. krugar shook my hand More...

  • Location

    Southcoast Center for Weight Loss

    100 Rosebrook Way
    Wareham, MA 02571

    Phone: 508-273-4900
    Fax: 508-273-49011

    Tobey Hospital

    43 High Street
    Wareham, MA 02571

    Phone: 508-273-4900
    Fax: 508-273-4901

    Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center - Fall River Location

    300 Hanover Street
    Suite 1F
    Fall River, MA 02720

    Phone: 508-273-4900
    Fax: 508-273-4901
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