Surgery Team

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Our medical experts support you through an approach that includes lifestyle education, nutritional and psychological counseling, exercise training, and the most advanced and tested weight loss surgery options available. Most importantly, we offer lifelong support to guide you through this incredible journey.

A customized weight loss plan is developed for each of our patients, where every team member gives input based on their education, experience, and training, as well as your individual needs. We are devoted to creating an environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, constructive psychological training, and good nutrition. Pardee Bariatrics and Weight loss is committed to evidence-based and leading-edge surgery, integrated and customized care, and life-long maintenance and support is what sets us apart, leading our patients to successful outcomes and happier, healthier lives.

Dr. Chris Edwards

Dr. Chris Edwards is a board-certified general surgeon and the medical director of Pardee Bariatrics and Weight Loss. Dr. Edwards has performed over 2,000 bariatric procedures since 2006 and has practiced in Western North Carolina for more than ten years. He has served as the medical director for dozens of surgeon training courses nationwide for bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, and his work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including single-site, bariatric, reflux and hernia surgery. Dr. Edwards’ has brought with him both medical expertise and  a personalized approach which has become the foundation of our Bariatrics and Weight Loss program.

Amelia Martin, PA-C

Amelia is a certified Physician Assistant who received her graduate training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Amelia specializes in bariatrics and weight loss providing all aspects of bariatric care, including preoperative care, postoperative care and assisting Dr. Edwards in the operating room.  She enjoys the team based approach to bariatric care and working with patients every step of the way throughout their weight loss journey.

Megan Greathouse, RD, LDN

Megan Greathouse, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian who deeply understands the important role that diet plays in a bariatric patient’s success. She guides each patient through their nutritional needs and lifestyle changes. Megan is available throughout a patient’s journey to answer any dietary and nutritional questions or concerns.

Lisa Ayers, AAS

Lisa Ayers, AAS, is the Program Navigator, and has over 20 years experience working with patients in a healthcare and hospital environment. Lisa will be your first point of contact after viewing the Information Session and is available to answer any questions you may have regarding bariatric surgery. As you begin your new journey, Lisa will become your advocate, coordinating your care, and connecting you to the appropriate resources to fulfill your personal needs as well as the program requirements.

Rhonda Crosby, CCMA

Rhonda Crosby is a Certified Medical Assistant. Rhonda assists the bariatrics program with a variety of needs and answers questions for patients or potential candidates who call into the practice. She also gathers a patient’s health information and establishes their patient profile.

Quinekwa Rudisill, CMA

Quinekwa Rudisill is a Certified Medical Assistant. Quinekwa embraces patients with her warm welcoming smile, while taking their health information and establishing it to their charts. She also assists with the patients’ needs and answers any questions that current or potential patients may have about the program.

Amelia Martin, PA-C

Amelia is a certified Physician Assistant who received her graduate training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Amelia specializes in bariatrics and weight loss providing all aspects of bariatric care, including preoperative care, postoperative care and assisting Dr. Edwards in the operating room.  She enjoys the team based approach to bariatric care and working with patients every step of the way throughout their weight loss journey.

Megan Greathouse, RD, LDN

Megan Greathouse, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian who deeply understands the important role that diet plays in a bariatric patient’s success. She guides each patient through their nutritional needs and lifestyle changes. Megan is available throughout a patient’s journey to answer any dietary and nutritional questions or concerns.

Lisa Ayers, AAS

Lisa Ayers, AAS, is the Program Navigator, and has over 20 years experience working with patients in a healthcare and hospital environment. Lisa will be your first point of contact after viewing the Information Session and is available to answer any questions you may have regarding bariatric surgery. As you begin your new journey, Lisa will become your advocate, coordinating your care, and connecting you to the appropriate resources to fulfill your personal needs as well as the program requirements.

Rhonda Crosby, CCMA

Rhonda Crosby is a Certified Medical Assistant. Rhonda assists the bariatrics program with a variety of needs and answers questions for patients or potential candidates who call into the practice. She also gathers a patient’s health information and establishes their patient profile.

Quinekwa Rudisill, CMA

Quinekwa Rudisill is a Certified Medical Assistant. Quinekwa embraces patients with her warm welcoming smile, while taking their health information and establishing it to their charts. She also assists with the patients’ needs and answers any questions that current or potential patients may have about the program.