Welcome to My New Beginning 

City Hospital at White Rock’s comprehensive bariatric surgery program helps people who are struggling with their weight regain their sense of freedom.

My New Beginning

Sometimes, exercise and eating healthfully aren’t enough, and excessive weight gain can start to negatively impact health and quality of life. At My New Beginning, our experienced team of highly-trained surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and wellness professionals create a customized plan to help you shed excess pounds safely and help you make a plan for keeping the weight off in the future.

You have a dream for your transformation, whether it’s being able to play with your children and grandchildren again, enjoying a long bike ride with your friends, traveling, or simply being able to do everyday activities with boundless energy. My New Beginning can help you achieve your goals so you can lead the vibrant, healthy life you deserve.


Why Choose My New Beginning for Bariatric Surgery?

We’re more than a world-class center for bariatric surgery; the team at My New Beginning cares about every step of your unique transformation. From preoperative education to post-procedure support groups, our comprehensive, patient-focused care ensures you feel informed and empowered throughout your journey to wellness.

Equipped with amenities to make your stay a pleasant one, our facilities offer bariatric patients a dedicated unit for post-operative care. All patient rooms are private, and several surgical suites have adjoining rooms designed with your loved ones in mind. A separate bed, bathroom, refrigerator, and other conveniences make these adjoining rooms feel like a comfortable home-away-from-home, allowing your support team to remain with you during your recovery.


City Hospital at White Rock has been honored with a number of designations, awards, and recognitions:

  • MBSAQIP Accredited Center
  • Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility
  • Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BCBS Blue Distinction Plus
  • Cigna Certified Hospital for Bariatric Surgery

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Contact Us

If you think bariatric surgery might be right for you, contact us for more information.

Your Weight-Loss Options

My New Beginning is proud to offer six surgical options and a medical weight-loss program:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Gastric band or LAP-BAND®
  • Sleeve gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
  • Duodenal switch
  • Revision surgery
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Medical Weight Loss

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Bariatric Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a candidate for weight-loss surgery? What are the risks? How much does it cost? Get the answers to these and many other FAQs about bariatric surgery and our program.

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Your Bariatric Surgery Team

Charlotte Hodges, M.D.

Bariatric Director

Bryan D. Brewer, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Russ Birdwell, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Thomas Wang, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Clayton A. Frenzel, D.O.

Bariatric Surgeon, Reconstructive Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

David Ritter, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Ashley Egan, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Sachin Kukreja, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Bassam J. Zakhour, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Andre D. Graham, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Chukwuma T. Apakama, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

David C. Dyslin, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Robert Marvin, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Tarik Al-Kalla, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Folahan Ayoola, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Tammy Aud, R.N.

Bariatric Clinic Nurse Manager

Britney West, MS, RDN, LD

Bariatric Clinic DietitianBariatric Clinic Dietitian

Leslie Jackson

Bariatric Clinic Coordinator

Tiffany Marsh

Bariatric Certified Clinical Reviewer

Schellie Alexander

Bariatric Clinic Tech