Our Bariatric Surgeons

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Dr. Woodruff Photo  Robert Woodruff, MD
Medical Director, St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph Surgical Weight Loss Center

Medical School: University of New Mexico, 1993 Magna Cum Laude
General Surgery Residency: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown, OH, 1998

Dr. Woodruff has had special training in Bariatrics surgery and is a member of the American Society for bariatrics surgery and has been performing bariatric procedures since July 2002. He is married and has two children. 
 Dr. Martin Photo

Joseph Martin, MD

Medical School: Ross University of Medicine

General  Surgery Residency: Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital


Dr. Martin is certified in general and bariatric surgery. A skilled surgeon who eagerly embraces new innovations, Dr. Martin is committed to providing his patients with advanced surgical treatment and compassionate care.

Benjamin R. Biteman, MD, MS

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada,  West Indies

General Surgery Residency: Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital


Dr. Biteman has training in advanced laparoscopy, robotics and bariatric surgery and is also a general surgeon. He has extensive training in bariatric surgery with experience in the most advanced and innovative techniques in the treatment of severe obesity. He’s certified in da Vinci Si Robotics.