Gail M. Wynn, MD, a Bariatric Surgeon with Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery

Get to know Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Gail M. Wynn, who serves patients throughout the State of Delaware.

Dr. Wynn is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with a special focus on weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She is the President and Co-Founder of the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery (CHRIAS). She is also the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Saint Francis Bariatric Surgery Center, and The American Surgery Center, which is her home outpatient surgery center. Having performed over 2,000 weight loss surgeries, she is committed to providing excellent surgical care and a comprehensive surgical weight loss program in a caring, compassionate environment.

In addition to weight loss surgery, she also performs advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery of the abdomen through small incisions, which allows for faster recovery times and less pain after major surgeries. She also performs breast surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Academically, Dr. Wynn did her medical training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where she graduated with honors. She completed her surgical training at the Medical Center of Delaware, and has authored numerous publications and academic presentations.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the doctor is board-certified in bariatric surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS 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.

Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Long-term weight loss through Standard of Care procedures (Roux en Y Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch) is largely achieved by altering gut hormone levels that are responsible for hunger and satiety, thereby leading to a new hormonal weight set point. A doctor who specializes in this type of surgery is known as a bariatric surgeon. 

Serving the community of Delaware for over 21 years, Dr. Wynn takes pride in her very low complication rates and excellent outcomes. She was voted one of Delaware’s Top Docs for Abdominal Surgery from 2007-2011 by Delaware Today Magazine. She was also voted Delaware’s Top Bariatric Surgeon from 2011-present, and has been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2018), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018).

On a more personal note, she was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys spending time with family, skiing, and traveling. Inspired by her patients, she also competes in 5ks, half marathons, triathlons, and Mud Runs. She thanks her family for their patience and understanding, and thanks her patients for their inspiration and trust.

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