To schedule an appointment, call our office at
703-778-6000 from 930am - 430pm M-F or email now and one of our staff will call you back.
 
   
 
 
 
Doctors
Our surgeons are dedicated and committed to delivering quality surgical care. Our surgeons are specifically interested in the application of the minimally invasive approach whenever indicated in order to reduce pain and improve recovery and cosmetic results. Surgeons are board certified or board eligable by the American Board of Surgery. 
   

 

Hazem A. Elariny, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Elariny is the first surgeon to perform Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for morbid obesity in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland Areas. Dr. Elariny has an excellent success rate in terms of patient outcome and satisfaction. Procedures are done laparoscopically, with the fewest incisions safely possible.  

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  Nicholas Tapazoglou, MD
 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that our MIS Advanced Laparoscopic fellowship program has matched Dr. Nicholas Tapazoglou from St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.  He graduated from medical school at Northwestern Feinberg in Chicago, IL and undergraduate at Cornell University. He will complete the program in from July 2012-June 2013.

 

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Office Team
   
  F. Alex Soliman
 

Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington State in 1976. In 1980 she completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Washington. Alex is the Case Manager for USWLS. She coordinates clinical and insurance issues and coordinates patients ready for surgery with the surgeons' schedules. She is also a certified Nutritionist and provides pre and post-operative education for patients. Alex is the go-to person for most issues including insurance requirements, surgical and hospital fees, financing, office certifications, and pretty much everything else. We have considered changing the name of the company to "Alexa" for Alex!

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  Curtis Williams
 

Curtis joined our team over five years ago and has helped us keep it together all these years. He manages office flow, appointments, medical records and reception services. We are lucky to have him. Everyone loves Curtis.

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  Cameron Wells, RD
 

Cameron joined our team this year and provides dietary services for our patients. Her areas of expertise include bariatric surgical nutrition before and after surgery and general dietary management for both medical weight loss and diabetes and general medical dietary restrictions. 

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  Andrea Puna
 

Andrea joined our team 2 years ago and is a Jill of all trades. She helps us all to get the job done. She is also our IT expert and handles electronic documents and word processing and letters. She is also our Spanish translation resource.

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