Meet Our Weight Management and Bariatric Center Team
Meet Dr. Villarreal:
Bariatric Surgeon at Lawrence General
You have come to the right place for weight loss surgery. The Weight Management and Bariatric Center at Lawrence General Hospital is a comprehensive weight loss program that offers patients options, education and support in your journey to achieve weight loss success. Our team works hard to make sure all your questions and concerns are addressed and your individual needs are met.
Weight loss is a process of adopting a new way of living. The surgery is one milestone along that path. Our team begins supporting your transition long before surgery, and continues to guide and support you long after the surgery is done as you adjust to your new healthier lifestyle.
Our team of specially trained surgeons provide the full range of state-of-the-art open and laparoscopic surgical procedures and treatments in a safe and comfortable environment.
Victor Villarreal, MD, FACS, FABS
Dr. Villarreal trained at Harvard Medical School and has been serving bariatric patients at Lawrence General since the program’s inception. Dr. Villarreal took an early leadership role in developing the program, and is its co-director. He is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery.
Roy Shen, MD, FACS,
Dr. Shen trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and New York University Hospital before coming to Massachusetts in 2003. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric procedures, providing training to other surgeons. Dr. Shen is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Shen joins the team as the second co-director.
Rebecca Shore, MD,
Dr. Shore trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center, earning a fellowship in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. She has extensive experience with bariatrics , over 12 years in practice. Dr. Shore is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Our Bariatric Team Members
Each member of the team is intimately involved with every patient’s treatment plan, and provides expert care in the special issues of weight loss surgery. Members of this team include:
- Diabetes Management & Endocrinology (CDE)
- Exercise Therapist
- Medical Assistant/LPN
- Case Manager
Additional clinical members of the team may include specialists from the following departments, depending on each patient’s case, treatment plan or follow up care:
For more information, call 978-946-8450 or e-mail at email@example.com
- Laboratory Services
- Nuclear Medicine
- Sleep Center
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy
- Health Education