David Voellinger, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM
Lead Physician, Novant Health Bariatric Solutions Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Ballantyne
Medical Director, Novant Health Bariatric Center
Chief, Department of General Surgery, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Dr. Voellinger established our group in November 2005 and chaired our initial Center of Excellence certification in 2007. He specializes exclusively in minimally invasive bariatric surgeries, including gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, duodenal switch, incisionless/endoscopic surgery, as well as revisional bariatric surgery. He has performed thousands of procedures over more than 15 years of practicing bariatrics. Most recently, he championed a new bariatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in 2017.
Dr. Voellinger is also board certified in bariatric medicine and provides non-surgical support including lifestyle management and the latest in obesity medications. He believes that comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, lifelong care is the only approach to tackle the chronic, relapsing disease of obesity.
Dr. Voellinger’s interest in weight loss surgery began during his fellowship where he recognized its life-changing potential at one of the largest bariatric surgery programs in the country. He also realized the ability of newer minimally invasive techniques to improve the patient’s surgical experience. It is his personal challenge to build one of the premier weight management programs in the region and to provide a compassionate, patient-centered environment that includes comprehensive multi-disciplinary pre-surgical education, quality surgical care, and intensive post-operative patient follow up. With his own personal struggles with weight loss, Dr. Voellinger has an appreciation for the struggles of each one of his patients. He believes in the power of education and community awareness to prevent obesity and, subsequently, the chronic diseases associated with it.
Board certified: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Memberships: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, The Obesity Society
Residency: General Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY