Michael Rawlins, MD
Dr. Rawlins specializes in bariatric surgery and the treatment of obesity. He is an expert in surgical procedures that help people control their food intake, lose weight, and resolve obesity-related medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, and reflux.
Dr. Rawlins earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in his home town of Norfolk, Virginia, and then completed his residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He completed fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Rawlins then valiantly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for seven years.
During his time at Travis AFB, California, he acted as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Bariatric Surgery program, and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. Lieutenant Colonel Rawlins deployed two separate times throughout the globe in support of our county’s ongoing national defense and was awarded two service medals for his leadership and dedicated efforts.
Dr. Rawlins is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of both the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
Dr. Rawlins has authored numerous articles in many peer-reviewed journals in the field of weight loss surgery and also frequently presents his research at national conferences. In addition to weight loss surgery techniques, he is an expert in surgical stapling technology and has a very strong interest in endoscopy.
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