Meet the Team of Bariatric Surgery Experts

The Franciscan Center for Weight Management and St. Francis Hospital offers some of the most highly skilled and experienced surgeons and staff in the Puget Sound. At St. Francis, we have one of the busiest robotic-assisted bariatric surgery programs in the country.

St. Francis Hospital is designated as a bariatric accredited facility through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This designation, awarded to a small percentage of facilities across the nation, acknowledges our commitment to providing safe, quality and specialized care for our bariatric patients. We initially earned this accreditation in the year 2000 and have been exceeding these standards of care ever since.

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.

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
David Swedler, DO
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.

Attend a free seminar on weight loss

Get started on your weight loss journey today. Attend a free seminar to find out how our bariatric surgery experts can help you.