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Robert Woodbury, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Woodbury is member of Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, and specializes in bariatric, gastrointestinal, and oncologic surgery. He is the chairman of Surgery at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, and director of minimally invasive metabolic bariatric surgery. He is also the clinical advisor for the Healthy Steps Therapeutic Lifestyle Center.

He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University, and completed surgical residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1999. There, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery and began training new surgeons in 2002. During his sixteen years serving in the Navy he was stationed at naval medical centers in Bethesda, San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA. He served in the First Marine Division and in Fleet Surgical teams in support of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He left active service in 2004.

Dr. Woodbury has had extensive training in both laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. During his residency, he trained with Pacific Bariatric in San Diego, performing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries. He did additional post-residency training at Scripps
Clinic in advanced laparoscopy and GI surgery. His interest in cancer surgery started in undergraduate school when he was a research assistant at Mountain States Tumor Institute. His current practice is focused on bariatrics and surgery of the entire gastro-intestinal tract, anti-reflux surgery, pancreas and biliary surgery, spleen, hernia and melanoma. He sits on two GI tumor boards in Santa Rosa and is the Sutter Cancer Committee Liaison to the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Woodbury is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Francisco and the Uniformed Services University. He coordinates the surgery rotation for PGY-1 family medicine residents at Sutter Santa Rosa.

He and his wife Barbara live in Sebastopol. They enjoy gardening, fly-fishing, surfing, and playing guitar. Their four children are all grown up leaving them an empty nest with their golden retriever.