The Bariatric Care Team
The decision to have bariatric surgery should be made only after careful deliberation, taking into account all benefits and risks. Greenwich Hospital offers a state-of-the-art facility, as well as a team of experts committed to helping each patient make informed decisions in all aspects of the process — before surgery as well as during recovery and after-care.
James Bonheur, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who has performed bariatric surgeries since 2007. He shares the commitment of Greenwich Hospital's bariatric care team in addressing the needs of the "whole person" throughout the entire weight loss process.
Thomas Cerabona, MD,
is a board-certified surgeon. He has been performing obesity surgery since 1990 and has performed numerous bariatric surgeries, both of the open and primarily laparoscopic variety since 1997.
Ashutosh Kaul, MD
, is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Greenwich Hospital. He is the Program Director of the Minimally invasive Surgery Fellowship program at New York Medical College. Dr. Kaul has been performing obesity surgery since 2000 and is the former President of the NY State Chapter of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons. He is Board Certified as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. An internationally renowned and published surgeon, he takes on challenging cases and has been named in Castle Connolly's best doctors list.
Anthony Maffei, MD,
is a board certified general surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been performing weight loss surgery for several years now and is a member of the American Bariatric Society. Maffei regularly manages some of the most challenging and complex patients, engages all levels of obesity and standards of care for weight loss operations, ages, co-morbid conditions, and re-operations.
Katrina Melei, MS, RD
, program coordinator provides individual guidance to each patient through pre-surgery evaluations and post-operative care.
Erica Christ, RD, CDE, and Meredith Stanford, MS, RD, CDN, are registered dietitians who see patients before and after bariatric surgery for initial assessments and follow up dietary guidance. They teach and monitor a modified food plan and work with patients to apply this plan to their daily lives.
Exercise Physiologists help patients establish safe and comfortable exercise regimens to improve overall health.