Stacy Brethauer

Stacy Brethauer, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 45 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 19 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-6675

About Me

Obesity is such a challenging disease to treat, and bariatric surgery can help so many people lose weight and get healthier. As a bariatric surgeon, I get to know my patients and what goals they have from surgery. Sometimes, it’s not purely a number on a scale but the ability to play with their kids or ride a roller coaster again. I started performing bariatric surgery in the late 1990s and have focused my career exclusively on bariatric surgery for the last 15 years. Thousands of cases and a lot of experience matters when it comes to choosing your surgeon.

After 16 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, I completed my fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2007. That’s when my academic career began, and since then I have authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and edited four textbooks on bariatric surgery. I feel strongly that we should all contribute to our field in some way. I’ve been fortunate to contribute my scholarly work as well as leadership skills at the national level. My roles in our national society provide a national platform to advocate for obesity treatment and to fight the stigma and bias associated with obesity.

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I’m the vice chair of Surgery for Quality and Patient Safety and the medical director for Supply Chain Management, which allows me to focus on ways to help the health system deliver high-quality care that adds value and cost savings. I’m also a professor of surgery and train medical students, surgical residents and fellows at the Ohio State College of Medicine. Teaching is an important part of my role at Ohio State, and I get to mentor residents and medical students through quality projects as well. I’ve also dedicated time to research the outcomes of bariatric surgery, specifically the impact it has on diabetes remission, in addition to working extensively on the specific physiologic mechanisms that lead to metabolic improvement after bariatric surgery.

When I’m not at work, I’m an avid fly fisherman and travel to Montana or Colorado for fishing trips as often as I can. I love the mountains and being outdoors.
Highlights
  • President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2016 – 2017
  • Principal investigator for a multicenter study (36 hospitals) to implement an enhanced recovery protocol and improve their outcomes significantly
  • Co-chair of the quality committee for our national quality improvement and accreditation program in bariatric surgery
  • Trained 44 fellows who have gone on to productive careers in bariatric surgery all over the world

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Gastroplasty
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Gastric Bypass

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
MD
8/1/1989 - 5/1/1993

Internship

National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Residency

Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

7/1/1997 - 6/1/2001

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2007

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
2/25/2002

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2021

    Thorough assessment of my health issue

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    Very knowledgeable, easy to understand and put me at ease for my upcoming surgery.

  • Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

    listened to, and answered all my questions. Was caring, and very informative. I have great confidence in him.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

    all good

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2020

    quick appointment and everyone was attentive to my needs

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

    No bad experiences.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

    My dr is amazing. I have never left there uneasy or still having questions on my health. He has great bed side manned and made me feel comfortable asking any questions. He never once made me feel uncomfortable with my concerns and always made eye contact with me and my daughter which is who brought me.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    dr appears to be knowledgeable and caring. I am trusting in him. my husband also liked and trusts him.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

    He took care to explain my procedure and medical issue so that I could understand

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

    all good

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Brethauer has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Covidien PLC
  • GI Windows