Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Group announced Tarek Waked, MD, a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, will lead the Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
He will see patients at the center on the Georgetown Health Campus at 21635 Biden Ave., Suite 203, Georgetown. He will perform bariatric and general surgery. To make an appointment, call 302-260-7360.
“Dr. Waked is a proven general surgeon with expertise in bariatric procedures and will be an asset to the Beebe team,” said Dr. David A. Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO. “Adding experts in their field to Beebe’s already exemplary medical staff is how we will continue expanding access to primary and specialty care to our community.”
Waked has performed more than 2,000 successful bariatric surgeries during his career, and he is an expert in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch procedures. He also performs revisional surgeries for sleeves and bypass as well as general surgery such as minimally invasive colon surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and anti-reflux surgery.
Joining Waked at the Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery is Kimberly Hyatt, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian specializing in obesity-related care. Hyatt will serve as program manager and dietitian. She received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., in 2007. She is scheduled to complete her master of public health degree through University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her thesis is focused on the relationship between genetic-environmental factors and obesity. She has worked extensively in acute care, critical care and community nutrition. For the last five years, she has focused on obesity medicine.
“Dr. Waked is well known in Sussex County as a leading surgeon. We are excited to have him bring his reputation and skill set to our community,” said Bobby Gulab, MD, Beebe Medical Group senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Beebe Medical Group is committed to expanding our access and adding medical providers to meet the needs of the community. Please welcome Dr. Waked and Kim to the Beebe team.”
Waked completed his residency in general surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. During his years of training, Waked received multiple awards for his skills and knowledge in surgery.
Following his training in general surgery, Waked joined the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been at or near the top of U.S. hospitals throughout the history of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. In addition to its No. 1 overall ranking, Mayo Clinic in Rochester has more No. 1 rankings in medical specialty areas than any other U.S. medical center.
Waked is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He also is a member of the national Obesity Action Coalition and has received the Top Doctor award in Delaware multiple times.
“I’m honored and excited to join Beebe Healthcare. Our goal is to provide comprehensive weight-loss surgery care tailored to each individual patient’s needs,” Waked said. “We want people to feel that they are treated by a compassionate team that understands their lifelong struggle with weight and its related diseases.”
Waked and Hyatt are employed by Beebe Medical Group. Waked is a member of Beebe Healthcare’s medical staff. For more information, go to beebehealthcare.org/services/surgery/bariatric-surgery.