Meet Our Team

Dr. Sheetal Patel, MD, FACS: Fellowship Trained Bariatric Surgeon with experience with Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Serving Broader Dallas Fort Worth Area

Dr. Sheetal Patel is a board certified and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon.  She completed a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida and received specialized training in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for obesity and metabolic syndrome.  She has been published in multiple medical journals including Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Obesity Surgery, and Bariatric Times.  She has also presented numerous research studies about revisional bariatric procedures at the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


Licensed Professional Counselor

Dr. Patti Allard RN, LMFT

Dr. Patti Allard RN, LMFT, LPC is a registered nurse, licensed family therapist and licensed professional counselor.  She completed a doctorate at Texas Woman’s University. She has been published in nursing journals including Nurse Leader and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has presented nationally and has done research in the area of therapist support in chronic illnesses.



Registered Dietitian

Joyce Schone RD, LD

Joyce Schone RD, LD, is a registered and licensed dietitian.  Her role is to help guide you through your nutrition journey before and after surgery. Her goal is to teach you how to eat healthier, monitor your vitamin and mineral levels, as well as recommend exercise to meet your needs. Joyce received her degree in dietetics and corporate and community fitness at North Dakota State University and has more than 20 years of experience in working with patients who are seeking medical or surgical weight management.  She is dedicated to helping you make a difference towards your future health and happiness.

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