Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists – physicians (including our board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon); nurses; nutritionists and physical therapists – is dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthier life.
Meet Our Surgeon
||Dr. Artun Aksade, M.D. |
Dr. Aksade completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee—Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008). He earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, in Ankara, Turkey. He completed a Residency in General Surgery at Easton Hospital, Easton, PA; a Transitiona-Year Residency Program at Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
He helped establish the Bariatric Surgery Program at Easton Hospital and has been the Director of the program since 2008. Dr. Aksade is board-certified in Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
To read patient reviews about Dr. Aksade and what his patients have to say about him, visit: www.ObesityHelp.com.
Amanda Nyce, RN
Amanda Nyce, Coordinator of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Easton Hospital, coordinates all aspects of the Bariatric Surgery patient’s care. From education prior to surgery to leading the support groups, Mandy is the patient liaison for every patient in the program. As a Bariatric Surgery patient herself, she understands first-hand the patient journey to a “healthier you.”
Mandy received her bachelor’s degree from Moravian College in Pyschology/Management after earning an Associates Degree in Nursing from Lehigh County Community College. She is a member of the Community Health System Bariatric Team and a member of Tri-State Bariatrics.
Whitney Butler, RD LDN
Whitney Butler, Registered Dietitian for the Bariatric Surgery Program at Easton Hospital, consults with each patient to develop a personalized well-balanced nutrition plan for both pre- and post-surgery. She leads “Pathways,” which is a class on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification, as well as nutritional support group sessions for post-op patients (who are more than six months post-op) to guide them in successfully maintaining their dietary habits.
Whitney received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. She has a background in sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition and food allergic care. Whitney is a member of the American Dietetic Association.