Aaron Bloomenthal, MD, a General and Bariatric Surgeon with Roger Williams Medical Center

Get to know General and Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Aaron Bloomenthal, who serves patients in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Bloomenthal, a board-certified general & bariatric surgeon, brings his surgical expertise to the operating table, while also providing continuous support and compassion to his patients.

Currently, he is a part of the bariatric surgery team at Roger Williams Medical Center, which is a university-affiliated teaching hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Along with corporate parent CharterCARE Health Partners and as a major teaching affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, this academic medical center has sustained fully accredited ACGME teaching programs for more than 40 years. Its bariatric surgery team is Rhode Island’s most experienced, with a 19-year track record and more than 3,000 successful weight-loss surgeries.

Before joining Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Bloomenthal was a surgeon for the Center for General and Weight Loss Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor within the Department of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.

The doctor is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, which is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Bloomenthal earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency and fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester before embarking on his professional journey. 

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a member of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, the Rhode Island Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Long term weight loss through a standard of care procedures (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) is largely achieved by altering gut hormone levels that are responsible for hunger and satiety, leading to a new hormonal weight set point. A doctor who specializes in these types of procedures is known as a bariatric surgeon. 

As one of the best bariatric surgeons in Rhode Island, Dr. Bloomenthal was awarded the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award numerous times and the On-Time Doctor Award. He has also received the honor of Compassionate Doctor Recognition. These awards and recognition are a reflection of his dedication to his patients and excellence in care. 

Learn more about Dr. Aaron Bloomenthal:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1272109-Aaron-Bloomenthal-Surgeon or through Roger Williams Medical Center, http://www.rwmc.org/physicians/bio/aaron-b.-bloomenthal-md

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