Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Team
KEITH A. KREITZ, MD
Surgeon, St. Mary Medical Center
After graduating from MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Dr. Kreitz completed his graduate medical training at Lehigh Valley Hospital, where he received the Resident Teacher of the Year award. In his final year, he served as the Chief Resident in Surgery. Dr. Kreitz is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Society and a member of the American College of Surgeons. He is a passionate and dedicated to the success of all of his Weight Loss Patients using minimally invasive techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes. He provides personalized care to each of his patients, which includes being available to them 24/7. They can contact him whenever they have a concern.
VALERIE BATEZEL, PhD, DNP, MSN, RN, CBN, CRNP, FNP, BC
Surgery Program Coordinator, St. Mary Medical Center
Valerie Batezel, PhD, DNP, 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.