Meet the Team of Bariatric Surgery Experts at Franciscan Center for Weight Management

If you’re considering weight loss (bariatric) surgery, you want to make sure you choose the best team for your procedure. Franciscan Center for Weight Management is home to some of the most highly skilled and experienced surgeons and staff in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

We’re also designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Meet your expert team

Our bariatric surgeons perform more robotic-assisted gastric bypass surgeries than any other hospital in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2000, our team has helped thousands of people with their weight-loss goals. We consistently achieve excellent patient outcomes and one of the highest bariatric surgery success rates in Washington state.

Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified bariatric surgeons, advanced practice clinicians and registered dietitians. Learn more about our experts:

Haroon P. Anwar, MD
Troy Houseworth, MD, FACS
Kim Smits, ARNP, FNP, CBN
Amy Thul, RD
Gretchen Hoffman, RD
Elizabeth Fujii, PA-C

Our philosophy of care for long-term weight success

Choosing to have bariatric surgery is an important decision, one that will permanently change your life. But, surgery is just the beginning. From our first consultation through follow-up care, our physicians and staff support you every step of the way.

With a focus on your individual needs, we design your weight-loss treatment plan with nutrition counseling, continuing education and support groups. View the Franciscan Center for Weight Management videos to learn more about our philosophy of care.

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