(Just 10 miles north of Downtown Seattle):
21911 76th Avenue West, Suite 106
Edmonds, Washington 98026
(Less than 15 minutes from the Canadian Border):
2930 Newmarket Street, Suite 115
Bellingham, Washington 98226
19930 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
11216 Sunrise Blvd. E
Puyallup, WA 98374
Robert W. Landerholm, MD, FACS, Peter S. Billing, MD, FACS, Matthew R. Crouthamel, MD, FACS, and Jed A. Kaufman, MD, FACS, are board-certified general surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience in laparoscopic surgery and have performed thousands of procedures. The surgeons of Eviva, also known as Puget Sound Bariatrics, are regarded among the most experienced and trustworthy surgical teams in the Pacific Northwest.
Eviva and the surgeons within have been recognized as Surgeons of Excellence by the SRC. This prestigious designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. "At Eviva, we demonstrate the willingness to take the extra step to ensure that the quality of care meets or exceeds the SRC requirements, including safety, efficiency and sustained results of the procedures we perform."
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Eviva (PSSC) is one of the top providers of innovative and minimally invasive weight loss solutions in the region. Complete with its own free-standing ambulatory surgical center (ASC), PSSC boasts the latest FDA-approved technical equipment. The center is among the only facilities in the world offering the sleeve gastrectomy as a single-day, outpatient weight loss treatment, a procedure known as the LapSleeve®. The LapSleeve® is a laparoscopic procedure during which a portion of the patient's stomach is removed, but unlike gastric bypass surgery, there is no need for surgeons to re-route the intestine. To date, the Puget Sound surgical team has performed more than 800 successful LapSleeve® procedures and was able to present their outstanding results at a national meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) — one of the largest surgical organizations in the world.
In addition to LapSleeve®, the center offers a wide range of other advanced weight loss surgeries, including adjustable gastric banding, bariatric revision surgery and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Eviva provides personalized, comprehensive weight loss programs for each patient. Programs include medical support, nutrition therapy, counseling services, exercise programs, financial counseling, and free monthly support groups and events. In addition, the center offers several free weight loss seminars each month. The seminars give current and prospective patients an opportunity to learn more about advanced weight loss procedures and ask questions about their own weight loss issues.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Landerholm, Dr. Billing or Dr. Crouthamel and learn more about your weight loss options, contact Eviva at their Seattle or Vancouver offices at (800) 419-5750.
"From the front office and receptionists to the doctors, everyone has been so professional and really great. I feel like I couldn't have chosen a better place to come to." L.W., Washington
"Eviva is the greatest. Everyone there is caring, helpful, open and positive. Most of the staff have gone through a similar procedure and, therefore, know exactly how you feel. You are never just another patient. They also take care of you for a year after the procedure." B. C., Washington
"My first impression of Dr. Billing was that he was kind and honest. He continued to make me feel at ease with each appointment. He outlined risks and benefits of different bariatric surgeries. His office staff is awesome! They are attentive to your needs, very knowledgeable, reassuring, available, and genuinely happy for your journey. There's nothing I dislike about Dr. Billing. He is very conservative with the surgery process. You must first be approved for surgery by a nutritionist and a psychologist before you undergo the procedure." D.M., Washington
"Dr. Billing is what we all hope to find in a doctor no matter what type of medicine they practice. He really cares about his patients. He is kind, friendly and funny. He takes excellent care of all his patients. He and Dr. Landerholm are a hard team to beat when it comes to care. My surgery went really well with no complications for either me or my wife. I give the whole team at Eviva a resounding 10!" F., Washington
If you are interested in undergoing weight loss surgery, the team at Eviva would like to invite you to learn more about bariatric procedures at one of their weight loss seminars. During these meetings, you will be able to talk to medical professionals as well as previous weight loss surgery patients to gain a deep understanding of the procedure and determine if it is right for you. Please visit our website or call us to obtain a schedule for upcoming seminars.
Robert W. Landerholm, MD, FACS, is the Medical Director of Eviva. He has practiced in Edmonds, Wash., for over 20 years and has been at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery since its inception. He is an expert in laparoscopic surgery and an innovator in minimally invasive techniques. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic operations and has a remarkable reputation. His joy as a surgeon comes with the opportunity to know and care for his patients and their families. He received his training at the University of Washington and completed his surgical residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.
Dr. Landerholm is board certified in general surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Landerholm is also a designated Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SOEMBS). He has served on the governing boards of ACS-Washington Chapter and the Seattle Surgical Society. Interests include travel, writing, music, medical ethics, medical mission work, and time with friends and family. Dr. Landerholm considers it a privilege to provide surgical care to those in need.
Peter S. Billing, MD, FACS, specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures, such as laparoscopic bariatric procedures and laparoscopic gastric fundoplications. Dr. Billing received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. A 1993 graduate of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis School of Medicine, he completed his surgical residency in 2000 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Billing also spent two years researching diabetes and islet cell transplantation at the Mayo Clinician-Investigator Training Program. After finishing his training, he practiced with a group of advanced laparoscopic surgeons at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS). They did hundreds of laparoscopic procedures and were leaders in the state for laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Their mortality rate was zero; outcomes were excellent, and patient satisfaction was high. Dr. Billing believes that excellent results come from teamwork and from a passion for state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Billing is board certified in general surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. His special interests in medicine include advanced laparoscopic procedures. He also enjoys overseas medical missions work and has completed several missions in Kenya and Haiti. In his leisure time he enjoys camping, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with his family.
Jed A. Kaufman, MD, FACS, completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and his general surgery residency at the University of Washington in 2004. He continued with an advanced minimally invasive foregut surgical fellowship. Staying an additional year at the University of Washington in 2005-2006 for advanced laparoscopic solid organ, colon and pancreatic and robotic surgery training allowed Dr. Kaufman to hone his surgical skills. He then developed specialized techniques in advanced abdominal wall reconstruction for treatment of hernias and complex bariatric surgery.
He is dedicated to improving patients’ quality of life by providing solutions in areas of both weight loss and abdominal wall weakness due to hernias and obesity. Combining complex, conventional and minimally invasive surgical techniques allows him to provide the highest quality of care in a wide variety of operative cases and to meet patients’ various needs, so patients get back to work and living life fully.
Dr. Kaufman is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the ASMBS, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, SAGES and the Seattle Surgical Society. He has over eight years of experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Married with three children, Dr. Kaufman is an avid outdoorsman enjoying trail running, marathons, skiing, fly-fishing and staying active with his family.
Many of our Canadian patients have told us that they want to address their health issues as soon as possible and not wait for the medical care they need.
Eviva provides many options for the latest weight loss surgery procedures in our state-of -the-art facility. Using minimally invasive techniques, many of our patients have returned home the very next day.