Waldrep Weight & Wellness

Welcome to a unique and sophisticated offering that could change forever how you look and feel through a collaboration between CURE Program and Dr. Waldrep’s Weight and Wellness Center.

Dr. Waldrep’s Weight and Wellness philosophy emphasizes access to safe and effective  minimally invasive state-of-the-art surgical techniques. Weight loss surgery has evolved dramatically and still remains the most powerful personal weight control tool. The exclusive collaboration of CURE Program and Dr. Waldrep’s Weight and Wellness Center provides a natural and powerful combination of Body, Mind, and Soul renewal.

Dr. Waldrep and his patients have been featured on NBC-TV, ABC-TV, E! Entertainment, USA Today.com, the Ventura Star, Sacramento Bee, and nationally syndicated health and weight loss broadcasts.

Dr. Waldrep trained in surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California under various west coast pioneers of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. Subsequently, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, as an instructor and researcher of advanced laparoscopic surgery. At USC, he was involved in both clinical and laboratory research aimed at broadening the applications and safety of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Waldrep’s private practice was one of the first emphasizing advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Waldrep has performed or instructed thousands of advanced and complex laparoscopic procedures.

Why Choose Dr. Waldrep?

Dr. Waldrep has the ability to provide outstanding experience and credentials:

  • Obtained the only private-practice FDA approved sanction to place laparoscopic gastric bands in “Low BMI” patients
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • ASMBS Advanced and Masters Courses
  • Has performed an estimated 10,000 Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries including Gastroplasty (“WRAP”), Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass
  • Original “Center of Excellence” committee member
  • Medical Director of Bariatric Services for Weight Loss Surgery Center of Excellence
  • National Instructor of Advanced Laparoscopic Technique
  • Advanced Bariatric Life Support Certificate
  • Author and co-author of numerous textbook chapters and surgery articles
  • Invited to be part of the first Minimally Invasive Surgery division at University of Southern California, and subsequently appointed Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Started first clinic dedicated to advanced laparoscopic technique in Northern California
  • Developed one of the first and most experienced laparoscopic spine experiences in the nation
  • Noted earliest trend in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and began program training and development of dedicated bariatric surgery program in 1997
  • Created what has been called the “top tier” of single surgeon weight loss surgical experience
  • Currently innovating the next important phase of weight loss surgical care and patient access with the investigation and promotion of WRAP imbrication gastroplasty with the leading experience in the United States.

Dr. Waldrep has been invited to serve on multiple thought leader panels of bariatric expertise created by government, professional, regulatory, and vendor entities, including statewide, nationwide, and international forums:

  • Dr. Waldrep was appointed to inaugural commission that served to establish the first Center of Excellence protocols and evaluations nationally and now internationally.
  • Bariatric Surgery Policy Workgroup (California Association of Health Plans)
  • Obesity Provider Toolkit Expert (California Medical Association Foundation and California Association of Health Plans)
  • Surgical Review Committee (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery)
  • Bariatric Challenge Advisory Meeting (ASMBS)
  • Global Insights for Gastric Banding; Paris, France
  • Record of commitment to organizational and management demands for all types of interests including academic, professional, not-for-profit, and commercial organizations:
  • Academic departmental consolidation and reorganization
  • Center of Excellence Medical Directorship
  • Bariatric Program Consulting for Multiple Hospitals