Jegan Gopal, MD is the newest member of The Better Weigh Center. Dr. Gopal specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA where he attended and graduated with Honors in Biochemistry at UCLA. After a couple of productive years in cancer research, he attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He then went onto do his General Surgery residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. During his residency he focused his research in minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic surgery. After residency, he successfully completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery at Duke University in Durham, NC.
Dr. Gopal is passionate about bariatric surgery, and the major positive impact it has on the general health of his patients and their quality of life. He has experience in gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional bariatric surgery. Dr. Gopal also performed the first robotic bariatric surgery ever done in Corpus Christi and has been instrumental in developing the robotic bariatric surgery program at Bay Area Hospital. He is candidate member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Additionally, he has presented at Obesity Week and has published in Bariatric Times.
In his spare time, Dr. Gopal enjoys biking, basketball, traveling, and drawing.