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Weight Loss Surgery
It isn't easy to lose weight, but we have the expertise to help you change your life and reach your health goals.
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Start your journey by attending a webinar with our surgeons.

Leader in Weight Loss Surgery Technology

We stay at the forefront of bariatric surgery technology. This includes using robotic-assisted da Vinci® surgery.

During this procedure, the surgeon is always in charge. Their hand movements correspond to precise movements of small-scale instruments. This allows for greater precision, increased range of motion and better access.

The benefits to you may include:

  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Less pain with surgery.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Less blood loss and scarring.
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities.

We're also the only program in Maryland to offer one anastomosis gastric bypass, the newest form of weight loss surgery.

The American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program
Our weight loss surgery program is accredited by The American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program. 


Our Providers

Dr. Gandsas is a nationally renowned bariatric surgeon and director of AAMC’s Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program. His dedication to the success of his patients is of utmost importance to him. This commitment is evidenced by his pursuit of program accreditation – we are a Bariatric Center of Excellence. Performing more than 3,500 weight loss surgeries, he is an expert in his field.

Dr. Doyle is a board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon. She has been practicing in the field of bariatrics for many years and specializes in both primary and revisional bariatric surgery. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve all of their health and weight loss goals, and maintaining that success for the rest of their lives.

After completing her general surgery residency, Dr. Jillian Nicholas trained under Dr. Gandsas for her bariatric surgery fellowship. She is excited to bring her extensive knowledge and expertise to the Lanham office. Her services include sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, gastric band removal, and general surgery.

Rachel Chun is a physician assistant with the Luminis Health Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program. She brings her nutrition skills into clinical practice seeing patients before and after surgery with Dr. Doyle and also assists in the operating room.

Our Locations

Luminis Health Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Annapolis
2000 Medical Pkwy, Belcher Pavilion, Ste 600, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Professional Office Building, 8116 Good Luck Rd;  Entrance
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