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Dr. Waked: Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery Guides Your Journey to a Healthier Life

Often my patients are told that their weight gain is due to poor eating habits and a lack of exercise and willpower. 

My name is Dr. Tarek Waked, bariatric and general surgeon at Beebe Healthcare, and I want you to know that it is not that simple. There are biological changes in our brain and body that will fight us to lose weight.

I chose to come to Beebe because the healthcare system is known to provide the best care in the area, and I wanted to bring my expertise to offer that same care. Beebe offers a bariatric coordinator, Ellen Converse, and registered dietitian, Kim Hyatt, to guide patients on their weight loss journey.

The Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery is here to be a partner on a weight loss journey for patients. This approach provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary compassionate care for those who struggle with weight loss.

As a surgeon and physician, my philosophy has always been to put patients first. I believe weight loss surgery is the best tool to offer people a healthier way out of their weight struggles.

Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

Being a surgeon is a fulfilling and challenging career. But one of the most rewarding moments for me is when I see weight loss patients succeed after their comprehensive treatment. Patients do things that they were not previously able to do or thought they would never be able to do again because of their weight.

We are accepting new patients. To find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, call 302-260-7360.

More about Dr. Waked:

Dr. Tarek Waked is a board certified general surgeon, specializing in advanced bariatric surgery. He joined the health system to lead the Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery.

Dr. Waked, FACS, FASMBS, completed his residency in general surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. During his years of training, Dr. Waked received multiple awards for his skills and knowledge in surgery.

Following his training in general surgery, Dr. Waked joined the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.

He will see patients at the Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery located at the Georgetown Health Campus at 21635 Biden Avenue, Suite 203, Georgetown, DE 19947. He will perform bariatric and general surgery. To make an appointment, please call 302-260-7360.

To connect with a member of Beebe's Center for Weight Loss Surgery and find out whether weight loss surgery is an option for you, please fill out this form.

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Dr. Waked, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board certified general surgeon, specializing in advanced bariatric surgery.