Surgical Options for

Obesity Management

L. Albert Wetter, M.D.


Medical Education

St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, London, England. 1978-82


MB BS London, England. 1982
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 1987
Fellow of The American College of Surgeon, USA


London University Affiliated Hospitals, London, 1982-87
University of California, San Francisco, 1991-95


Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic General Surgery under Lawrence W. Way, M.D. University of California, San Francisco, 1989-1991.

Current Position

Private Practice in General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at
Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, CA 94401
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California.

Chief Residency

University of California, San Francisco, USA. 1995
Feb 87- Feb 89 Colchester General Hospital, England. General, biliary surgery.
Sep 87- Mar 88 St. Mark's Hospital, London, England. Coloproctology.

Post Graduate Courses

Surgical Fellowship Course, Sep 1987. St Thomas's Hospital, London.
Endoscopy Course, Sep 1988. Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.
Vascular Surgery, Nov 1988. St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London
Research Fellow Mar 89- Jun 89 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Hepatic, pancreatic transplantation.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, Mar 1990. University of Utah Laser Institute, USA.
Advanced Laparoscopy Course, UCSF, Nov 1993

Teaching Experience

Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery Course, Proctor, UCSF 1995-to date
Laparoscopic General Surgery Course Organizer/Proctor. Oct 1990-1991. UCSF, U.S.A.
Laparoscopic Surgery, Proctor, 1990. Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.
Clinical Tutor, Emergency Surgery, 1984. St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England.
Anatomy Tutor, 1985. St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, England.

Societies & Memberships

Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, 1995
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, 1988.
Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, London 1988.American Society Bariatric Surgery
American Society Bariatric Surgery
Society Surgery Alimentary Tract
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Nafziger Society
San Francisco Surgical Society

Our surgeons are American Board of Surgery Certified and Members of the Bariatric Surgery Society.