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Welcome, Tammy Fouse, DO

August 24th, 2016- We are proud to welcome Dr. Fouse, bariatric and general surgeon, to our medical team. She brings the latest in state-of-the-art surgical skills and minimally invasive techniques to eastern Idaho.

In particular, she enjoys working with bariatric patients to provide both nonsurgical and surgical weight-loss solutions. She dedicates the needed time to meet with patients and understand their unique situation. Together, they determine the most successful and healthy weight-loss path for them.

As a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Dr. Fouse specializes in advanced bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic/open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery. She also performs the nonsurgical intragastric balloon weight-loss procedure and a wide range of general surgeries, including anti-reflux, laparoscopic gall bladder, appendix, hernia and colon surgery. She also performs upper endoscopies and colonoscopies.

Dr. Fouse earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. She recently completed her fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, following her general surgery residency at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon in OH. She is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, as well as a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

“Helping people take the first step on their weight-loss journey,” says Dr. Fouse, “I have seen patients return to a healthy weight so they can finally stop taking high blood pressure medications, put diabetes into remission, and even have a knee or hip replacement. Nothing means more to me than having the opportunity to be instrumental in changing people’s lives.”

She enjoys providing medical care to underserved populations and performs annual surgical mission trips to Africa and Mexico. When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their teenage twins. As a family, they love spending time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, and off-roading.

If you’ve been on a weight-loss journey for a while and are unhappy with your progress, Bingham Memorial’s Weight Loss Center might be right for you. Dr. Fouse will help you choose a nonsurgical or surgical weight loss solution. She sees patients in Blackfoot and appointments can be scheduled by calling (208) 782-3993.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tammy Fouse, bariatric and general surgeon, to our full-time medical staff and to Bingham Memorial’s Weight Loss Center.”