Newport Beach Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. Brian Quebbemann Appointed Director of Inpatient Bariatric Services at Tri-City Regional Medical Center

NEWPORT BEACH – One of the country’s leading weight loss physicians and surgeons, Dr. Brian Quebbemann of Newport Beach, has been named Medical Director of Inpatient Bariatric Services at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Los Angeles County, a leading Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery.

Dr. Quebbemann, who serves as Medical Director and founder of The N.E.W. Program weight loss program in Newport Beach, CA, will oversee activities regarding the hospital’s comprehensive inpatient bariatric unit, including surgical programs for patients with morbid obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

He will work hand in hand with Dr. Mal Fobi, Medical Director of Tri-City’s Bariatric Program.  Dr. Fobi is considered one of the nation’s leading pioneers in bariatric surgery, having developed the Fobi Pouch bariatric surgery procedure. Dr. Fobi has performed surgery on thousands of obese patients, including many celebrities such as Randy Jackson, Roseanne Barr and Etta James.  Dr. Quebbemann will join a distinguished group of physicians at Tri-City Regional, with over 12 weight loss surgeons on the hospital’s medical staff.

“Dr. Quebbemann’s world class qualifications will be a tremendous asset to the hundreds of patients we serve each year for bariatric surgery and medical care,” said Arthur Gerrick, CEO of Tri-City Regional Medical Center.  “He is one of the industry’s leading researchers on new technology and surgical methods to improve the lives of those who struggle with severe obesity. We are thrilled to have his clinical acumen as a welcome addition to our fine medical staff. “

Dr. Quebbemann’s involvement in clinical research has helped pave the way for new surgical techniques for thousands of patients. He was an investigator in clinical trials for Allergan’s LAP-BAND ®.  Currently, he is engaged in clinical research for several other investigational devices and surgical techniques, including the Spider, a new surgical instrument that uses a single incision in the belly button as access for performing bariatric surgery. He also serves as a clinical investigator for a new non-surgical dual balloon space displacement weight loss device that is currently being reviewed by the FDA.

“Thanks to the pioneering work of physicians like Dr. Mal Fobi, Tri-City Regional is highly regarded as a Center of Excellence in weight loss surgery;  I am excited about joining their crusade to assist patients to regain their lives through weight loss,” Dr. Quebbeman said.  “As an accredited Center of Excellence, the hospital is committed to ensuring the highest quality of care for its patients, a promise that I also share.”

Tri-City Regional is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as a Center of Distinction in Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross.  The hospital is one of the largest and most experienced surgical weight loss programs in southern California. Its surgeons have helped more than 20,000 patients achieve increased wellness through weight loss surgery.

Dr. Quebbemann is performing a wide range of surgical weight loss procedures at Tri-City Regional Medical Center, including the LAP-BAND ®, laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, incisionless and revisional bariatric surgery.

For more information on Tri-City Regional’s bariatric Center of Excellence, please visit www.tri-cityrmc.org.