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Veteran Bariatric Surgeon Expands Services to Solano County
Date:2/18/2008

VALLEJO, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally recognized bariatric surgeon John Husted, M.D., is now seeing patients in Solano County.

A native Californian and third generation physician, Dr. Husted received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Before returning to the San Francisco area in 2006, he served as medical director for Bariatric Services at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., and as medical director and co-founder of the Metabolic Surgery Center at Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Husted has made surgery for the treatment of obesity his professional focus. Over the past decade, he has performed the full spectrum of bariatric procedures available in the U.S., including revision/conversion procedures for failed or otherwise complicated previous bariatric operations.

"It's great to be back working and living in the area where I grew up," says Husted. "I am looking forward to being able to serve the community, and to a strong relationship with the professional staff at Sutter Regional Medical Foundation."

Currently, Dr. Husted is going through the credentialing process in order to perform surgeries at Sutter Fairfield Surgery Center. Area residents who want to learn more about weight loss surgeries and procedures are invited to his seminars the third Monday of every month at the Sutter Fairfield Medical Campus, 2700 Low Court.

Dr. Husted enjoys keeping up with the latest technological advancements in his field by being an active committee member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), and he also serves as the Physician Advisor for the Walk from Obesity. In addition, he is a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the DS Institute, the American Nutraceutical Association (ANA), the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA), and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Dr. Husted's office is at 2702 Low Court, Suite 2A in Fairfield. To make an appointment, call 415-722-4182. For more information on Dr. Husted's seminars, visit his Web site at http://www.johnhustedmd.com.

About Sutter Regional Medical Foundation

Sutter Regional Medical Foundation is a locally governed and managed affiliate of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit network of physicians and hospitals in Northern California. SRMF is affiliated with SRMG, Solano County's largest multi-specialty physician practice that has served the community for more than 50 years. SRMF offers professional, high-quality and compassionate care from care centers in Vacaville, Vallejo, Fairfield, and Rio Vista, Calif., and is fully accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality.

Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care clinicians, delivering high quality care to more than 100 Northern California communities. Sutter Health has relationships with more than 3,600 physicians and is the regional leader in infant deliveries, neonatology, orthopedics, and pediatric services. Sutter maintains medical foundation clinics in 11 Northern California counties.


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