About Us

Since 2004, The Bariatric Center has offered the highest quality patient care to obese patients and the most technologically advanced weight loss surgical procedures, including the current gold standard for weight-loss surgery , laparoscopic gastric bypass. Our dedicated medical team features a talented bariatric surgeon, a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, a dietitian and a psychologist.

Post-surgery, patients are encouraged to participate in many programs offered by The Bariatric Center including monthly support groups, the Barrie Buddies Program, and the Patient Advisory Council. Patients are also invited to attend special annual events like the Bari-ed Treasure Fashion Show and the Annual Bariatric Patient Reunion.

Meet the Specialists

Led by Southern Indiana Surgery's Dr. David J. Lee, The Bariatric Center at Columbus Regional Health offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach for qualifying patients that includes bariatric surgery, nutritional counseling and psychological testing. Specially trained surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, nurses and doctors address each patient's individual medical nutritional, physical and psychological needs.

David J. Lee, M.D.

David J. Lee,

Meet Dr. Lee

Karl W. Evans, Psy.D.

Karl W. Evans,

Meet Dr. Evans

Samantha Grider, N.P.

Samantha Grider,

Meet Samantha

Kelli Pitman, RN, BSN, CBN

Kelli Pitman,
R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N.

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Julie Knight, R.D.

Julie Knight,

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