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David G. Anderson, MD

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Dr. Anderson is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He has successfully completed hundreds of laparoscopic and open gastric bypass cases, revisions, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of New York Medical College and completed advanced training at both Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, and Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgery, a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. 

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Jeffrey A. Chaudhari, MD

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Dr. Chaudhari is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. He is licensed to practice in New York and South Carolina, and has performed hundreds of laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypasses, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

Dr. Chaudhari graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut, with a B.S. degree in Biology. He remained in Connecticut and completed his doctor of medicine at the University of Connecticut.  He then completed his surgical internship and residency at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, followed by a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the same institution. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, NYSS, SSNYMC and SLS.

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Kathy Koger, RN, BSN, CBN

Program Manager

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clemson University, and has more than 25 years of nursing experience with a focus on surgery and women’s health. She is also a Certified Bariatric Nurse. Kathy has been with St. Francis since 2008.

She joined the Surgical Weight Loss team as Program Manager in March 2012. As someone who has lost a significant amount of weight herself, she understands the struggles that come with obesity, and is excited about helping patients reach their health lifestyle goals. Her favorite part of this role is being able to come alongside patients and be a guide and encourager as they make the journey to healthy living.

One the most rewarding parts of her job is being able to give patients their before and after picture and experience the joy they feel as they look how far they have come. It is truly rewarding to hear patients describe how much their life has changed since surgery.

Kathy enjoys an active lifestyle enjoys running and hiking.  She has two daughters, Kayla, married to Matt, and Abby who is busy with school and soccer. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and loves being involved in the music program at her church.

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Katie Horner, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES

Weight Loss Dietitian and Exercise Specialist

Katie Horner is a registered dietitian, licensed in the state of South Carolina and originally from the Northern Virginia area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech University. She then completed her dietetic internship with the South Carolina Department of Health right here at St. Francis.  Katie is also a certified personal trainer to further assist our patients with a healthy nutrition and exercise balance.
As the St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss dietitian, she constantly strives to provide individual service that focuses on each patient’s unique needs. Together, Katie and her patients develop a lifestyle that addresses their goals and can be adapted as progress is made.
Katie enjoys many activities outside of work, including swimming, playing volleyball and hiking. Her hobbies include reading and watching movies. Katie can be reached at 864-675-4818.

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Shannon Bates

Quality Coordinator and Surgery Scheduler

As the Quality Coordinator/Surgery Scheduler, Shannon is one of the most important members of St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Team. She is the person our patients spend the most time with, as she not only schedules surgeries, but also verifies insurance and keeps the lines of communication open. Shannon makes sure our patients stay on track to reach their goals!

Shannon is a Greenville native who has worked in the medical field for more than 12 years. She has an associates degree from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She joined the St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss team in April 2012. She previously worked with the team at Carolina Surgical Associates as a Surgery Scheduling Specialist. Shannon has received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, Bariatric Center Network, to be the Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer for St. Francis.

Shannon enjoys spending time with her daughter Avery, husband Brian and extended family. Shannon, Brian and Avery and their two labrador retrievers spend most of their free time at their family home on Lake Hartwell.

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Beth Riley, MSW, LISW-CP, CEDS

Weight Loss Social Worker

Beth is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has been practicing for 16 years and is recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a leader in clinical excellence in the field of eating and weight-related disorders; including obesity and binge eating disorders. Beth is a CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, which makes her one of a select group in the field. She is the founder and director of Riley Therapy, PA and The Riley Center for Eating Disorders, LLC.  Her practice uses an innovative, personalized, and collaborative treatment model.
Beth is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and is a board member of the South Carolina Clinical Society of Social Workers (SCSCW).
 

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Sabrina Richardson, LMFT-I

St. Francis’s Support Group Facilitator/ Licensed Therapist

Sabrina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate where she earned a B.A. in Experimental Psychology; and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College.

Sabrina is dedicated to serving children, families, individuals and couples struggling with weight issues. Sabrina has a specific focus in the maladaptive cycles of compulsive overeating and binge eating. As a therapist, Sabrina’s approach centers on thoughts and emotions that determine our behaviors and impact the choices we make.

Sabrina is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and Obesity Action Coalition (OA). Sabrina is pursuing state and national certification as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and certification as an Eating Disorders Specialist.