Waked MD

Weight Loss Center located in Georgetown, DE

Get the results you deserve and start your weight loss journey today. Dr. Waked and his team understand the life long struggle his patients have to endure to lose weight and keep it off. He uses the latest evidence-based medicine and a holistic approach which includes support groups, behavioral therapy, and nutrition counseling to offer his patient the best care they deserve before and after surgery.

"Dr. Waked is personable and put my safety first. He was willing to patiently answer my questions and was pretty good."

Traci F.
"Dr.Waked is wonderful. He is very caring and helps me throughout my whole experience. I had bariatric surgery and I was pleased with the whole process."
Kim R.
"Dr. Waked is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors that I have met in a long time."
Ann F.
"He takes the time to help you navigate through what may be going on and gives the best advice needed."
Chaquel F.
"He is a very professional, knowledgeable, personable and wonderful doctor."
J S.
Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors.

The disease of obesity is extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Due to its progressive nature, obesity requires life-long treatment and control.

Bariatric surgery can be life-changing for those who want to lose weight. But did you know that there are so many more health benefits to it besides just taking that weight off? These include remission or improvement of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint disease, heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, depression and anxiety.

Weight gain and obesity result from complex factors that fight you to keep your weight off despite multiple attempts at diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery can produce sustainable weight loss in people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. There are different bariatric surgeries available: Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS). ...

About Tarek Waked, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Tarek Waked, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a bariatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Dr. Waked welcomes patients at his private practice, Waked MD, located in Georgetown, Delaware. He performs more than 400 bariatric procedures a year, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, revision surgery, and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Dr. Waked received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his medical degree from the same university, graduating with honors before relocating to the United States for ongoing medical training.

After completing a general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, he finished fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Waked has been honored to present original research at several professional meetings and has published research in peer-reviewed journals. He served as a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Delmarva Bariatric Center in Salisbury, Maryland, and was the Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at TidalHealth Nanticoke (previously Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) in Seaford, Delaware.

In addition to maintaining active membership in the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Waked holds an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) fellowship and has certifications in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and advanced trauma life support (ATLS).

Dr. Waked is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic.



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