Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Team
ERIC EDWARDS, MD, FACS
Bariatric Surgeon, St. Mary Medical Center
Medical Director, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, St. Mary Medical Center
Eric Edwards, M.D., a board-certified surgeon with years of bariatric and surgical experience, leads this comprehensive program. In addition, Dr. Edwards is fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.
VALERIE BATEZEL, PhD, MSN, RN, CBN, CRNP, FNP, BC
Surgery Program Coordinator, St. Mary Medical Center
Valerie Batezel, PhD, MSN, RN, CBN, CRNP, FNP, BC is board certified with many years of bariatric surgical experience. Valerie coordinates the team approach in guiding each individual patient through the pre- and post-operative process. A unique feature of our program is the comprehensive nutritional counseling and behavior modification program that patients go through during both the pre-operative and post-operative process.
MONICA VELEZ, RMA
Registered Medical Assistant, St. Mary Medical Center
Monica Velez is a Registered Medical Assistant with many years of Bariatric experience. She assists in scheduling your appointments to best fit your needs and is responsible for obtaining pre-certification from the insurance companies. Monica is always willing to help therefore, any questions you may have, please feel free to ask her.
To schedule an appointment for a consultation with a bariatric surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, call 215-710-5711.