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Katrina Weaver, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently completed advanced training in pediatric/adolescent bariatric surgery and is now offering new surgery options for young patients dealing with obesity.

Published Feb 18th, 2020

By Lindsay Mott
lmott@health.southalabama.edu
 

Katrina Weaver, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently completed advanced training in pediatric/adolescent bariatric surgery and is now offering new surgery options for young patients dealing with obesity.

“Childhood obesity impacts one out of every five children in the United States with the majority of these children suffering from the same comorbidities as obese adults but at a much earlier age,” Weaver said. “I am eager to help bring change and new surgical options for our morbidly obese adolescent population. Bariatric surgery is successful for many morbidly obese adolescents, with most of them having significant improvement or even complete resolution of their weight-related comorbidities.”

In 2017, Weaver joined the USA College of Medicine faculty in the division of trauma, critical care and burns. She recently returned to Mobile following a pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

”I’m thrilled to be back at USA Health and am excited to bring new surgery options for young patients in our region who are struggling with their health and weight,” she said.

Weaver earned her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine and then completed her internship and residency at the USA College of Medicine. She also completed a surgical scholar research fellowship and a surgery critical care fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital before completing her a pediatric surgery fellowship. She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

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