Robert J. Aragon, MD
Robert J. Aragon, MD, completed a fellowship in bariatric, minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Aragon is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has participated in numerous scientific presentations, publications and research during his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Aragon is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
G. Brice Hamilton, MD
G. Brice Hamilton, MD, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Transylvania University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training, including an internship and residency, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He also served as Chief Resident in General Surgery.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons, Hamilton has practiced for more than 10 years. Prior to returning to the Kansas City area, he founded bariatric programs in Dickson, Tenn. and Jeffersonville, Ind.
Hamilton is enthusiastic about providing caring support for his patients and offers many approaches to successful weight loss including healthy lifestyle changes and advanced medical procedures that help ensure patients a lifetime of success.
Stanley Hoehn, MD
Stanley Hoehn, MD, is the founder of the Bariatric Center of Kansas City. He is a Bariatric Center of Excellence Surgeon and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at SMMC. Hoehn received his undergraduate degree from union College in Lincoln, Neb., and graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. He completed his surgical training at the University of Kansas Hospital in 1999.
Board-certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Hoehn is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2002, he received specialized training from doctors Wittgrove and Clark, founders of the laparoscopic technique for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. In 2004, he also trained with the InaMed Corporation, a developer of the Lap Band system. Hoehn is a proctor for Allergan, as well as faculty for Ethicon Endosurgery. He offers three types of bariatric surgery: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.
Hoehn has performed more than 3,000 weight-loss surgeries and is well-known for his advanced laparoscopic surgery practice in the Kansas City metropolitan area. His goal is to provide surgical excellence within a compassionate atmosphere, along with lifelong quality patient support.
Ravi Sabapathy, PsyD
Ravi Sabapathy, PsyD, has worked with the Bariatric Center of Kansas City since its inception.
He completed his undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He completed a one-year clinical practicum at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and also serves as a clinical practicum supervisor for the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Sabapathy has specialized training in health and medical psychology that focuses on improving psychological and behavioral health of medical patients. He offers bariatric sensitivity training to medical staff who serve and care for bariatric surgery patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Sabapathy has worked with thousands of bariatric surgery patients with the ultimate goal of optimizing overall safety and success to transition to the most active, healthy lifestyle possible.