Institute for Weight Loss
Meet Our Medical Director
Dr. Vishal Mehta
Weight Loss Surgery physician, Dr. Vishal Mehta is a bariatric surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree in 1996 from New York Medical College and completed a residency in general surgery at New York Methodist hospital in 2001. Dr. Mehta was amongst the first fellowship trained bariatric surgeons in the United States in 2002. He has performed more than 4,000 procedures and 1,300 weight loss surgeries. His technical skills and dedication as a laparoscopic bariatric surgeon has gained him a reputation amongst his peers.
Oluseun A. Sowemimo M.D. F.A.C.S.
Oluseun A. Sowemimo M.D. F.A.C.S., (Dr. Seun) is a board-certified, fellowship-trained general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Most recently, Dr. Seun successfully completed specialized fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive (laparoscopic), robotic and open bariatric surgery at the Yale University Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT. Dr. Seun completed his general surgery internship and residency training at College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, NY.
Bennet K. Togbe, M.D.
Dr. Togbe obtained his surgical training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center, New York City, where he served as chief resident (2011-2012). Thereafter, he completed specialized fellowship training (2012 -2013) in minimally invasive & bariatric surgery at the University Teaching Hospital of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY (a Bariatric Center of Excellence), and the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, NY. He is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Society of American and Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
He is fluent in EWE and Twi.
Domenique serves as the certified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer for over 2 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also certified as a medical assistant, phlebotomist and EKG tech. She is responsible for data collection and review of all post-operative outcomes.
Laura Giménez, MS, RDN
Laura graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and went on to complete her Dietetic Internship with a concentration in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Clinical and Community Dietetics at the Rutgers School of Health Professions. She works closely with surgical weight loss patients to smoothly transition through all diet phases and meet their individual weight loss goals. Laura also provides outpatient nutrition counseling helping the community with weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease, and gastrointestinal intestinal disorders, among others. Through her experience, Laura has learned and adamantly believes that nutrition is individualized and there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. Keeping this in mind, she works with her patients to determine what is most important to them, develop an individualized plan, and ultimately guide them towards reaching their health goals.
Laura Giménez, MS, RDN