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Flagler Health+ Surgical Specialists

  • Category: Outpatient Surgery, Other

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Byron Stapleton, MD

Byron, Stapleton, MDAn accomplished general surgeon, Dr. Stapleton is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology before attending the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Michigan before practicing for several years in Wilmington, Ohio. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and complex abdominal hernias.

Robert Marema, MD

Robert Marema, MDNationally recognized as one of the most respected surgeons in bariatric medicine, Dr. Marema has performed over 7,000 bariatric procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, and has served as a member of many reputable organizations including the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery among others. His specializes in both open and laparoscopic surgery procedures as well as adjustable gastric banding. Being a successful bariatric patient himself has given Dr. Marema the unique understanding of the process from that perspective, and allows him to be informative, and thorough with patients as they navigate through bariatric medical options.

Dr. Christine M. Routhier, MD, FACS

Dr. Christine M. Routhier, MD, FACSA board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Routhier specializes in the treatment of breast disease. She is a graduate of State University of New York Downstate, where she also completed her residency in general surgery. She subsequently practiced in the NYC area at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She also helped to organize the core curriculum of education for the surgical residency at SUNY Downstate before relocating to St. Augustine in 2008. Dr. Routhier is the Medical Director of the Flagler Health+ Breast Cancer Program as well as a member of the inter-professional Cancer Committee.

Whitney M. Marema APRN

Whitney M. Marema APRN Whitney Marema, APRN is a family nurse practitioner who practices in the specialty of bariatric medicine. She has been a bariatric nurse for 21 years, achieving the first-ever certification for bariatric nurses. Since becoming a nurse practitioner in 2018, she remained in this specialty field, which is her passion. She believes in treating the "whole person" in her approach to wellness and health, understanding that the physical aspect is only one piece of the puzzle. In addition to counseling patients before and after weight loss surgery, she is involved with non-surgical weightloss and has trained other health professionals and bariatric programs in the field of obesity and its management.