Your Care Team

We are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals. From the initial information session to surgery and a lifetime of support. We are here to answer questions and cheer you on. Many of us have had bariatric surgery ourselves so we know first-hand the challenges you face.

Paul J. Chappano, MD, FACS

Bariatric SurgeonChappano

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Javier Herrera , MD, FASMBS, FACS

Bariatric SurgeonDr. Herrera

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Isaac Motamarry, MD

Bariatric SurgeonDr. Motamarry

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Sunil Sharma, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

Sunil K. Sharma, MD

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Miro Uchal, MD, FASMBS, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon

Program Medical Director Miro Uchal, MD

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Kara Wanchick, MD, FACS

Bariatric SurgeonDr. Wanchick

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Ramona Criss, BS, RN, BSCR

Program Coordinator

Our bariatric coordinator serves as your liaison between the hospital, office and surgeon. Providing patient education, follow-up care and support for patients. In addition, the coordinator provides clinical support to the surgical team and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to help cover all elements of your care.

Erin Church, RN, BSCR

Clinical Documentation Specialist

Our documentation specialist in performance improvement and research opportunities within the Weight Loss Services program. Reporting our outcomes data to the ASMBS/ACS national registry. This is a requirement for participation in their MBSAQIP, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Based on patient outcome date , we can monitor trends enabling us to provide guidance to our participating independent surgeons on best practices. Our specialist also helps our clinical coordinator and Medical Director with developing new quality improvement initiatives insuring better ongoing patient care/outcomes.

Registered Dieticians


Our dieticians emphasis is health promotion and supplying you with a supportive and comprehensive nutrition framework. They provides one-on-one nutrition planning, education and post-procedure care. Our dietcians are involved before and after your procedure making sure you adequately meet your nutrient needs, have optimal weight loss and minimal nutritional deficiencies.

Mental Health Team

We want to ensure you are supported before, during and after your procedure. Our team provides –education on behavior changes that are required for success. To assist with your lifestyle modification process, we offer group classes that include topics like: stress management, depression management, living a balanced life, coping with food triggers and more.

Patient Advocates

Our advocates assist you through the insurance approval process for your procedure. They're available to answer questions regarding appointments, insurance criteria and program requirements. They are responsible for obtaining authorization for surgeries, sending letters to primary care physicians and making sure you have the necessary information to make this process go smoothly. In the event you are denied approval for surgery, our staff will prepare the paperwork for the appeal process.

Jeffrey Berry

Program Director

The program director is responsible for the strategic direction of the program, global operations, growth initiatives and clinical quality. The director also manages the relationships with our independent surgeon groups.

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Northeast Florida Residents

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Georgia Residents

Call 844-754-6968