The CWLS team includes medical professionals from a variety of medical disciplines who are all experienced in providing care for weight loss patients before, during, and after surgery.
Peter F. Lalor, MD, FASMBS, Surgeon & Medical Director is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and bariatrics. Dr. Lalor specializes in minimal invasive surgery, which includes the laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LapBand and Realize Band), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch and revisional bariatric surgery. He performs more than 250 bariatric surgeries annually and is also an active general surgeon.
Dr. Lalor is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (AMSBS) and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lalor is certified as a bariatric center of excellence surgeon. He leads a dedicated team and program of bariatric and metabolic care.
Deb Dawley, R.N., BSN, CBN is our bariatric nurse clinical coordinator with long-standing experience in working with bariatric patients. She is certified as a bariatric nurse by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Deb supervises the office and clinical program. She has a 30-year history of experience as a surgical nurse and has led one of the longest standing bariatric support groups in the country for 15 years.
Beth Gries, RD, our registered dietitian, is experienced in managing patients going through bariatric surgery. She will become a familiar face to you, providing you with education and support before surgery, during your hospital stay, and at each of your follow-up appointments. Beth will serve as a valuable source of dietary information throughout your weight-loss experience.
Kris Shultz, our bariatric financial counselor assists patients in working through the insurance process prior to surgery.
Maureen Frasor, our staff receptionist and scheduler is the first person you will see when you come for your appointment. She schedules surgeries and handles correspondence.
Eric Nicely, Ph.D. is our bariatric psychologist. Dr. Nicely works out of offices located in Bowling Green and Toledo. All patients will be required to undergo a mental health evaluation. Dr. Nicely has extensive experience in bariatric psychology and has evaluated thousands of patients in preparation for surgery.
Our team members also include anesthesiologists, psychologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, registered dietitians and registered nurses with special training in caring for weight loss surgery patients.
This program has attracted patients from throughout the United States and some foreign countries.