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Dr. Blaine Nease is an experienced weight-loss surgeon who is dedicated to offering his patients the appropriate tools to fight their way back from morbid obesity to living full and healthy lives. His passion and concern for bariatric patients comes from his heart and his memories of a family member who suffered from obesity.
Dr. Nease was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in southern Ohio. He earned his bachelor's degree and attended medical school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where he received extensive advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical training. Dr. Nease is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He has served on the Bariatric Review Committee of the Surgical Review Corporation, the first to set national standards for Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, as one of its founding members.
Dr. Nease's interest in bariatric medicine stems from personal experience — growing up with a father who suffered the effects and challenges of being obese. After developing a successful bariatric surgical program in Ohio, Dr. Nease was recruited to southern California to develop a program in Orange County. Dr. Nease eventually returned to the Tri-State, his home area, where he leads the Bariatric Program for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and serves as medical director for Cabell Huntington Hospital's Center for Surgical Weight Control.