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    Bariatric and General Surgery

    Lora Melman, MD, joined the RWJUH Bariatric Surgery Team in 2016. Dr. Melman is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her General Surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Melman became a Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic GI Surgery & Bariatrics at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she completed advanced training in minimally invasive treatment of hernias, bariatrics, foregut disorders, solid organ surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

    Focusing on providing cutting-edge surgical care, Dr. Melman is a leader in Fast-Track Surgery/ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)—a methodology to improve surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction while decreasing recovery times and narcotic medication requirements. She is also a nationally-recognized expert in Hernia Repair and Hernia Mesh. Her other areas of expertise include: repair of all types of abdominal wall, sports, and diaphragmatic hernias; treatment of reflux disease and esophageal dysmotility disorders; surgical weight loss for obesity; and minimal-access adrenalectomy and splenectomy.

    Dr. Melman is widely published author of peer-reviewed literature on hernia mesh and biomaterials.

    Clinical Interests

    • Hernia Repair
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • GERD
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
    • Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Weight Loss Surgery
    • LINX

    Special Clinical Interest:

    • Complex Hernia Repair
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • GERD
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
    • Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia

  • Medical School

    St Louis University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO

    Internship

    Washington University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO

    Residency

    Washington University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO

    Fellowship

    Saint Luke's Medical Center
    Kansas City, MO

    Fellowship

    Washington University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO