Bariatric surgeon Dr. Andrew Kramer had laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery himself in 2004. This personal experience as a bariatric patient puts him in a unique position to relate to other bariatric patients.
And since incorporating bariatric surgery into his practice a few years before that, he has performed more than 1,200 bariatric surgeries at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Kramer also serves as the bariatric program medical director for the hospital's Comprehensive Weight Management Center. He is recognized by ASMBS as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon, was a founding member of the Virginia Bariatric Society and is a member of the Tennessee Bariatric Society.
He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and completed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J.
Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in General Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Dr. Kramer is a physician at Surgical Associates of Kingsport.