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Sparks Health System’s bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our bariatric surgery program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss.

Our Surgeons

Michael Gooden, M.D.

C. Michael Gooden, M.D., graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995. He did his Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1995-1996.

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Daniel Mwanza, D.O.

Having grown up in Zambia, Southern Africa, where medical care was rare, Daniel Mwanza, DO, was intrigued by missionaries who practiced western medicine. But it wasn’t until he met Dr. Rowland Vernon, Jr., MD, while performing with a traveling ‘a capella’ group in the early 90’s, that Mwanza was inspired to become a surgeon.

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