Alana Chock MD, FACS
Dr. Chock graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her General Surgery Residency at the University of California, San Diego followed by additional fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopy at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Chock has worked in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery and given talks on topics within her field both nationally and internationally. She has trained other surgeons and residents in the field of minimally invasive surgery while on faculty at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and was Director of the University's Hernia Center. Dr. Chock is board certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She also is a member and serves on committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. In addition, she is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Chock is also one of the two Physicians in the Pacific Northwest who is Board Certified by The American Board of Obesity Medicine. An obesity medicine physician is a physician with expertise in the sub-specialty of obesity medicine. This sub-specialty requires competency in and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. The obesity medicine physician employs therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy. The obesity medicine physician utilizes a comprehensive approach, and may include additional resources such as nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists and bariatric surgeons as indicated to achieve optimal results. Additionally, the obesity medicine physician maintains competency in providing pre- peri- and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, promotes the prevention of obesity, and advocates for those who suffer from obesity.