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Surgery: Bariatric / Gastrointestinal Expert Witnesses

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Gary S. Ciment, PhD
14010 Majestic Court
Lake Oswego OR 97035
phone: 971-235-1628
fax: 503-598-8746
Gary Ciment Anatomy Expert PhotoGary Ciment, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and has taught Human Anatomy and Human Neuroanatomy to medical students, residents and physicians for 25 years.

As an expert witness, he has worked with lawyers to offer clinical insights and to develop strategies for their cases, based on anatomical and neurological principles. Ignorance of these principles is often the root cause of medical and surgical malpractice. As a professional educator with numerous teaching awards, Dr. Ciment is also an expert at communicating complex issues in an easily understood fashion. His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Neurological and Surgical Specialization:
  • Anatomy of the Upper and Lower Limb
  • Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen
  • Anatomy of the Pelvis and Perineum (Groin)
  • Neuroanatomy of the Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Central Nervous System Damage
Over the years, Dr. Ciment has served as a reviewer of NIH and NSF grants, as well as various private research organizations. He has served on the editorial board of several international journals, and has published extensively in the area of neurobiology.
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6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
Tucson AZ 85718
phone: 888-790-1399
fax: 888-315-5705
ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

ELITE offers:
  • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
  • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
  • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM

Areas of Expertise:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gerontology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
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Louis Flancbaum
5 Trinity Court
Bergenfield NJ 07621
phone: 201-663-1010
fax: 201-357-2675
● Extensive experience in general surgery, bariatric surgery, GI surgery, trauma surgery and critical care

● Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

● Fellow of American College of Surgeons, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Chest Physicians

● Member of 25 professional societies

● Held faculty appointments at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

● Published 2 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters

● Available for review and expert testimony in medical malpractice cases, insurance reviews and appeals and related matters
Louis Flancbum, MD; et al
An excellent and reassuring guide for those considering the surgery. The book clearly outlines the surgical options, explaining each type along with its risks and possible complications, as well as expected outcomes. It also explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery, discussing selection of a surgeon, insurance coverage, the surgery itself, pain control, diet, and (rarely) re-operation. Resources and recipes are appended.