Georgetown Bariatrics & Advanced Surgical Services employs a staff of dedicated professionals who want to help you achieve your weight loss and health goals. Some of our staff members have been with the program since its inception and have multiple years of experience.
You will meet many of the Center’s staff along your weight loss journey. Feel free to contact us at any time if you need assistance, have questions or just want to talk about your process.
Dr. Smith is a Board Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon who has been in practice since 2006. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. He is also a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and is a recognized Center of Excellence Surgeon. Dr. Smith has performed 1000’s of bariatric procedures and currently performs more Robotic Sleeve Gastrectrectomies than anyone in Central Kentucky.
Dr. Montgomery is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and specializes in Fellowship-trained breast surgical oncology, Fellowship-trained complex surgical oncology (colorectal, hepatic, soft tissue), as well as general surgery, Robotic general surgery, and advanced Laparoscopic surgery.
Heather Pile is a graduate of The University of Kentucky College of Allied Health Sciences in 2000 and certified Physician Assistant. She also graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997 with a BS in Mathematics. She has practiced as a Physician assistant in Bariatrics since 2011. Prior to Bariatric Surgery, she practiced 12 years in Occupational Medicine. She is a member of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) and the American Academy Physician Assistants (AAPA). She is Involved in patient management both preoperatively and postoperatively. She is here to assist you in your weight loss journey.
In December of 2021, E. Allen Sizemore, DNP, APRN, NP-C, joined Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services as one of our experienced and dedicated midlevels. He is originally from Hyden, which is located in Leslie County, Kentucky. Allen received his undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the University of Richmond and his doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University. Allen pursued his degrees in nursing because of the health care disparities in the Appalachian region where he is from. He completed his doctoral thesis on COPD, but it wasn’t until he started practicing in family medicine that he became interested in bariatrics. In his 13 years of experience in primary care, he supported patients in starting their journey as well as after weight loss surgery. He also has years of experience helping patients with medical weight loss. Seeing the patients’ health transformations encouraged him to seek a position helping patients with the surgical weight loss process, which led him to Georgetown Bariatrics and Advanced Surgical Services.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Community Nutrition, both from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a state-Licensed Dietitian and and American Dietetic Society Association Registered Dietitian as well as a Licensed Diabetes Educator. Cindy has over 14 years of experience helping people to achieve their weight management goals through positive lifestyle changes.
She has a very relaxed, non-judgmental demeanor and focuses on helping patients to identify their personal strengths in order to make nutritional changes based on their individual goals and needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy.
Jaeana Tooson, RDN, LD, is a bariatric dietitian, new to the GBASS team this year and excited to help people transform their lives! Tooson graduated from The University of Kentucky in December of 2019. She completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics internship at The University of Kentucky as well. Prior to graduating, Tooson gained experience working with a diversity of populations in the community and clinical settings, including the bariatric population at CHI Saint Joseph East. Now, Tooson looks forward to flourishing in her career and giving hope to the community. Tooson enjoys spending time with her husband who is also a dietitian and alumnus from The University of Kentucky, and her son, Isaac, with whom she was pregnant when she completed her internship and earned her credential. She jokes that her son passed the RD Exam with her since she was 32 weeks pregnant when she passed with a 32 on the exam!
Lead Insurance Coordinator
Jennifer has been with our program since 2005, bringing 30 years of healthcare experience to Georgetown Bariatrics. She enjoys guiding patients through the many steps required in the preoperative process, and is a strong advocate for our patients.
Jennifer is an expert at gathering the appropriate documentation to gain insurance approval for bariatric surgery, please e-mail Jennifer Morris.
Bariatric Intake Coordinator
Darla Schreiber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Xavier University. Darla has over 20 years of professional customer service experience with over 5 years of business management experience. As the initial point of contact when you arrive at Georgetown Bariatrics, Darla will put you at ease with her exceptional organization, efficiency and warm demeanor as she guides you through the bariatric process.
To contact Darla, click here.
Pre-Operative Surgery Scheduling Coordinator
Carrie Jo is the pre-operative surgery scheduling coordinator & certified BSCR. She has been a GCH team member for 12 years and is very knowledgeable in most areas of the hospital. She joined the bariatric team and feels a great sense of accomplishment helping finalize this process. From scheduling pre-operative testing to scheduling your surgeon consultation, she is very eager to walk each and every bariatric patient throughout all the steps necessary. She is excited to help each and every patient to the best of her abilities.
Feel free to contact Carrie Jo if you have questions.
Director Of Surgical Services
Kelly Reese is the Director of Surgical Services at Georgetown Community Hospital. Kelly has over 17 years of nursing experience. Kelly has worked at GCH since 2005 and was promoted to Director of Surgery in 2011. She holds a Certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and became a BLS Instructor this year.
Her education includes an ADN from Northern Kentucky University in 1995, and most recent BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Nurses (AACN) and a member of the Association of Operation Room Nurse (AORN).
Kelly and her husband live here in Georgetown. She has two children and is extremely involved in activities with them.
Give us a call at (502) 570-3727 or register now for our FREE live seminar and take the first step in your weight loss journey.