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doctor holland

Clay A. Holland, M.D.
Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program 
Bariatric and General Surgeon

  • Medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residencies at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Board certified by American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, member of American Society of General Surgery and American Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Surgeon
  • Named “Top Doc in the Lehigh Valley” by Lehigh Valley Magazine, received The Morning Call’s Readers Choice Award for one of the Best Surgeons in 2006, and named “Top Surgeon” in Guide to America’s Top Surgeons by Consumers’ Research Council of America

doctor venkat

Venkata Kanthimathinathan, M.D. "Dr. Venkat" 
Bariatric and General/Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • Medical degree from JSS Medical College, Mysore, India 
    Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
  • Fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive (advanced laparoscopic)/ Bariatric surgery at University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO
  • Board certified by American Board of Surgery
  • Received “Best teaching resident award” by Loma Linda University General Surgery residency program in June 2011
  • Member of American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), American Medical Association (AMA), American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
  • Clinical interests include Bariatric (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, revisional bariatric surgery) and General surgery including appendix, gall bladder, open hernia repairs and advanced laparoscopic procedures (heart burn and acid reflux surgery, ventral hernia repairs, inguinal hernia repairs and colon surgery)
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