Multidisciplinary Team Approach with Individualized Support and Care
At Bayhealth, we recognize that optimal outcomes from weight loss surgery rely on support not just during surgery, but before and after a surgical procedure. Patients are more likely to be successful with long term weight loss efforts when they receive one-on-one attention. This type of unparalleled support follows patients from the very start of their journey through surgery and beyond.
Theodoros Katsichtis, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Originally from Sparta, Greece, Dr. Katsichtis attended medical school in Athens. He spent a year of his training doing research in minimally invasive surgery and surgical technologies at IRCAD, located on the grounds of the University Hospital of Strasbourg in France. He then moved to the United States for his surgical training. Dr. Katsichtis started his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then went on to Lincoln Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He further honed his skills in minimally invasive and robotic surgery while completing a bariatric surgery fellowship at Abington Hospital - Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Katsichtis performs endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery and has clinical interests in robotic surgery and bariatrics (weight loss), including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch, as well as abdominal hernias.
Patty Deer, MSM, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBN, is the coordinator of Bayhealth’s surgical weight loss program. Deer has been helping patients navigate the surgical weight loss process for more than five years. Before joining the surgical weight loss team, she worked as a circulating registered nurse in Bayhealth’s Operating Room. Deer holds a Baccalaureate degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Sacred Heart University, a BSN from Salisbury University and an MSM from Wilmington University. She’s a certified registered operating room nurse as well as a certified bariatric nurse. Deer is also an associate member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
Alice Miller, RD, LDN, is the registered dietitian for Bayhealth's Bariatric Program. Miller had an interest in health and nutrition from a young age, and her desire to help people lead healthier lives motivated her to obtain a degree in dietetics. Miller completed her BS in dietetics and her dietetic internship through the University of Delaware. She joined Bayhealth as a clinical dietitian in early 2019.