A History of Putting Patients First

Akkary Surgery Center has been serving patients in Morgantown, West Virginia, since 2008, but it’s more than its decade-long history that sets Dr. Ehab Akkary’s practice apart. From its inception, the center has been breaking new ground in Cosmetic and Bariatric treatments while simultaneously establishing innovative standards in personalized patient care.

Unlike other practices, Akkary Surgery Center offers a rare combination of General Surgery using Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques, Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery – all under one convenient roof. As Dr. Akkary explains, “We were the first to do quite a few things in West Virginia.” In fact, he started his practice at an academic institution followed by a community hospital where he and his team were able to achieve the sought-after designation of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at both hospitals. Dr. Akkary’s was also the first practice in Central West Virginia to offer gastric balloon procedures.

Given his diverse background, the breadth of his practice should not be surprising. Dr. Akkary completed his General Surgery Residency training in Michigan and then completed two Fellowship training programs: Bariatrics & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and Cosmetic Surgery at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery Institute, San Diego, CA. Always pursuing innovations that benefit his patients, Dr. Akkary continues to expand his credentials, pursuing Board certification in cosmetic surgery to add to his current Board certification in General Surgery while also pursing AAAHC certification.

Dr. Akkary performs General Surgery (such as Hernia; Hiatal Hernia; Nissen Fundoplication; Gall Bladder Surgery; Splenctomy; Stomach, Colon and Small Bowel Resections) and Bariatric Surgery (including Roux-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Balloon and Revisional Procedures) via a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach. These minimally invasive procedures reduce the time patients spend in the hospital, cutting recovery times, minimizing pain and providing far more cosmetically attractive results.

In addition, Dr. Akkary specializes in Cosmetic Surgery that includes Body Contouring for a comprehensive patient solution. His innovative cosmetic surgery procedures eliminate the need for general anesthesia, thus reducing patient recovery time, virtually eliminating the risk of hospital-acquired infections, and slashing patient costs.

Dr. Akkary has built his practice by building personal relationships with his clients, consistently receiving patient-voted awards for his dedicated and compassionate care. While some surgical practices might focus on high volume, Dr. Akkary carefully limits the number of clients he sees, because he believes in giving each his individualized attention. “When patients come in, they always see me personally. They have my phone number and can reach me directly.”