Expert Staff

Meet Our Team of Bariatric Professionals

The Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions staff members are truly experts in the field of bariatrics. All have extensive training related to this specialized weight loss surgery. Their knowledge and experience ensure that your surgery will be as safe and successful as medically possible.

The Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions staff includes:

  • Todd Burry, M.D. - Bariatric Surgeon
  • Chris Haughn, M.D. - Bariatric Surgeon
  • David Koehler, M.D. - Bariatrician; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Brielle Updike, RN, BSN, CMSRN - Practice Manager
  • Debbie Rakestraw – Lead Medical Office Assistant
  • Mary Beeson - Certified Medical Assistant
  • Debbie Pfeiffer - Registered Dietitian
  • Carolyn Burns - Registered Dietitian
  • Jenny McPherson, Medical Office Assistant
  • Sarah Bishop, Excercise Specialist
  • Ann Dauby - Supplemental Exercise Specialist

Team Videos

Watch the videos below to learn a little about our team and their roles at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions.

Mary, Clinical Office Assistant

Mary will work alongside you and your doctor to help guide you through the process of surgical weight loss. Watch the video to learn more.

Debbie, Registered Dietician

Debbie will coach you on how and what you should be eating to not only be successful in your weight loss journey, but maintain your success as a lifestyle change.

Ann, Supplemental Exercise Specialist

Ann will help teach you different ways to get up and move your body. Exercises that will not only help you lose weight, but maintain that weight loss.