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Contact Us

Have a question or concern?

Every Guest Facilitator has different preferences for how they can be contacted. Use the information below to reach out to the appropriate speaker.

Banana Bariatrics, LLC

Kate Fuss, PA-C, MMS

Email Kate at [email protected]


Bariatric Dietitian Services

Phone: 630-384-9047 

Websitewww.bariatricdietitians.com

[For additional Bariatric Dietetic Service dietitians, please email: [email protected]]

Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian 

To schedule a 1-on-1 dietetic appointment with Kyle, please email her at: [email protected]

Victoria Millet, MS, RD, LD, CPhT

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Pharmacy Technician

Call 940-220-9068 for an appointment or go to www.bariatricdietitianservices.com

Cindy Sizemore, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian 

To schedule a 1-on-1 dietetic appointment with Cindy, please email her at: [email protected] 

Danielle Houston, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian 

To schedule a 1-on-1 dietetic appointment with Danielle, please email her at: [email protected] 

Lauren Gustafson MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer

To schedule a 1-on-1 dietetic appointment with Lauren, please email her at: [email protected]


Lifestyle Fitness Coach

Jeff Davis

Tag Jeff Davis in our Private FB Group with your specific question

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Guest Speakers

Dr. Kristin Lloyd,  PhD, LPC, CCH

Website: Bariatric Mindset Success
Email: [email protected]
Facebook- www.facebook.com/bariatricmindset
Instagram- @bariatricmindset

Michelle Rodgers, RD, LD

Website: www.Eatright247.com
Email: [email protected]
Facebook- Eatright247 
Instagram-@eatright247

Natalie Stephens, RDN

Natalie offers 1:1 consultations for $75 per 45 minute visit.

You can email her with questions or for a nutritional consultation at [email protected].

Kristin Willard, RD

Website: Bariatric Meal Prep

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @bariatric.meal.prep
Pinterest: Bariatric Meal Prep

Cindy Poland (Cardio Drumming)

*Youtube: Subscribe to her YouTube channel to boost her following. If she gets > 1,000 followers, YouTube will allow her to stream her classes Live!

Cardio Drumming Facebook Page

Add Cindy as a friend on Facebook and mention Banana so she’ll accept your friend request.

Shelley Wilm, RN

Search “Sanford Fargo Bariatric Support Group” and request to join this group.

  • Virtual Support Group meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month via Webex.
  • Links are posted in the Facebook group or can be found at www.sanfordhealth.org and search Bariatric Support Group Fargo. 
  • Click “register” for the link to join. Meetings are 6:30-7:30 pm and we have different topics and general Q&A.

Jasmine Dunckel, LMFT

Kari Doherty (Yoga Instructor)

Certifications: RYT-500, Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor, and Certified Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery Space Holder

Kari is a WLS patient. She had the gastric band procedure in June 2014 and has lost 150 pounds after surgery.

Luminous Recovery Yoga YouTube channel

Luminous Recovery Yoga Website

Luminous Recovery Yoga Podcast

Ashley Nelson (Grief Specialist)

Ashley leads Learning About Grief which provides loss-specific groups, one-to-one grief sessions, and free education.

Kim Tirapelle, MS, RD, CSSD

 Kim is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in Bariatric Sports Nutrition. She has been working with bariatric clients and athletes for the last 16 years. 

  • Website: ActiveBariatricNutrition.com
  • Instagram: @ActiveBariatric
  • Podcast: Active Bariatric Nutrition Podcast
  • YouTube: ActiveBariatricNutrition Channel
  • TikTok: ActiveBariatricNutrition 
  • Facebook: Active Bariatric Nutrition 

Dr. Connie Stapleton, PhD

Dr. Connie Stapleton is a Bariatric Psychologist that has been practicing as a licensed psychologist for 20 years. She has extensive experience in addiction and recovery.

Dr. Sachin Kukreja

Dr. Sachin Kukreja, MD FASMBS

Dr. Sachin Kukreja is a fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgeon. He practices at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas, TX. He offers a full range of services- from medications and diet counseling, to endoscopic therapies such as gastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, to bariatric surgery and revisions.

Caleshia Haynes

Caleshia is a bariatric patient who had the duodenal switch procedure performed in July of 2020. She has lost over 300lbs from her highest recorded weight and leads our “Together We Can” support group.

  • Instagram: @cale101

Rob DiMedio

Rob is a bariatric sleeve patient, Certified Personal Trainer, nutrition coach, and founder of Busy Bariatrics. He leads our “Fitness And Function” support group.

  • Website: https://www.busybariatrics.com/
  • Instagram: @myweightishistory
  • TikTok: @myweightishistory

Kelly Broadwater

Kelly Broadwater is a psychologist and certified eating disorders specialist practicing in North Carolina with extensive experience in bariatrics. She is an expert on post-operative addiction and eating disorders, frequently presenting on these topics. She has been published in the professional journal Addictive Behaviors and written for the Obesity Action Coalition blog and Your Weight Matters magazine. 

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Dr. Vishwanath Danthuluri, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM

Dr. Danthuluri is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. His main focus and passion is for Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery and GERD treatment or acid reflux surgery. He performs medical weight loss, and bariatric surgery including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, Lap-Band® maintenance, and removal, as well as any revisional surgery. He provides comprehensive treatment options for anti reflux GERD treatment surgery including with the latest  LINX® device, hiatal hernia repair, paraesophageal hernia repair, and fundoplications. He provides endoscopic therapies pertaining to weight loss, bariatric and reflux or heartburn treatment as well.

Mary Florio, FNP-C

Mary Florio, FNP-C received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Berry College. She joins us from Wellstar Kennestone’s Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit where she was a nurse for five years. During her time at KSU, she fell in love with obesity medicine while completing a clinical rotation at a bariatric office. She is passionate about delivering preventative, patient-centered, and evidence-based care. Mary loves helping patients meet their weight loss and health goals. Outside of work Mary enjoys traveling with her husband, seeing live music, running, playing pickleball, and cooking delicious meals.