Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons

Eric F. Smith, DO

Georgetown Bariatrics & Advanced Surgical Services
Center of Excellence Designated Bariatric Surgeon


  • Center of Excellence Designated Bariatric Surgeon
  • Center of Excellence Certified Bariatric Surgeon
  • Board Certified General Surgeon Since 2006

Our Bariatric Surgeon/Medical Director, Eric Smith, DO, is an Ashland, Kentucky, native, and a board-certified general surgeon and certified Center of Excellence Bariatric Surgeon who has been in practice since 2006.  He graduated Cum Laude from Marshall University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

He graduated in the top third in his class from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001.  He did his surgical internship and residency at Grandview Medical Center/ Dayton, Ohio, with Ohio University.  During his training, his hospital was named the first Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery in the state of Ohio.  He was awarded chief resident for an unprecedented 2 years.

Experience: Over 1000 primarily minimally invasive weight loss surgeries including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band and Realize gastric band and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Dr. Smith has also performed over 350 robotic procedures many being robotic sleeve gastrectomy.  Dr. Smith is a case observation site surgeon for Intuitive Surgical, the company that makes the Davinci Robotic System and is also a Proctor and speaker for Intuitive Surgical.

Procedures Offered:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic LapBand®
  • Laparoscopic REALIZE-C™ Band

Center of Excellence:  Yes 
BLIS Protection: No
Location:   1138 Lexington Road, Ste 230, Georgetown, KY
Phone:  502-570-3727
Bariatric & Metabolic Center Phone: 502-570-3717

Dr. Smith is a member of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a member of American Osteopathic Association.