Our Team

Elizabeth Dovec, MDElizabeth Dovec, MD
Medical Director - GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program
Bariatrics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Dovec joined GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management Program in July 2013. A board-certified General Surgeon, she completed her Fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program. Having earned her medical degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, she completed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Active in multiple professional societies, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Dr. Dovec remains committed to educating, improving, and expanding on the field of weight loss surgery. She has presented at numerous regional, national and international conferences and authored abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and a laparoscopic gastric bypass operative technique book chapter.

Medical School - Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Residency - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Elizabeth Dovec, MDGustavo E. Bello, MD
Bariatric Surgeon

Gustavo E. Bello, MD, joined GBMC as a bariatric surgeon with the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program. Dr. Bello earned his medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela and completed his residency at the Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he served as chief resident in General Surgery. Dr. Bello completed his clinical fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and most recently served as the Medical Director of the Uniontown Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Center in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Medical School - Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Residency - Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fellowship - Uniontown Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Center, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Rose Rottloff, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
COMP's nurse practitioners see patients for follow-up visits, post-operative visits and band-adjustment visits.

Laura Natali, RD, LDN
Jen Muller, RD, LDN, CDE
COMP dieticians meet with patients during their first visit to develop necessary dietary plans. Many insurance companies require 3 to 6-months of consecutive weight loss counseling/nutrition visits. While nutritional counseling is a requirement for the insurance companies, it is also the "backbone" of success for bariatric surgery patients. Through the dieticians, patients learn various principles of nutrition before bariatric surgery so that they are better prepared to achieve and maintain weight loss after surgery.

Ryan Karner
Cindy Seymore

Medical Assistants
COMP's medical assistants are responsible for taking vital signs at each of visit. They work closely with the providers in setting up surgery dates, scheduling with the operating room and handling all of the necessary paperwork with the hospital and patients' employers.

COMP's Administrative Team assists patients with appointments, copays, authorizations, pre-certifications and registration paperwork.

Sheena Roberts
Practice Manager

Adrienne Freedman
Patient Service Assistant

Elizabeth Swiderski
Patient Service Assistant

Rosalind Ambush
Surgical Coordinator

COMP also works closely with the following mental health providers. A mental health evaluation is a key component, and even an insurance company requirement, before final approval for bariatric surgery can be authorized.

Mental Health Team:

Affiliated Psychologists, LLC

Paul Giggey, PhD
Phone:  443-681-7269 or 410-336-5329
Email: paulgiggey@gmail.com

Greater Baltimore Counseling Center
Kevin Brady, PsyD
Phone: 410-760-9079 ext. 0

Dawn A. O'Meally, LCSW-C
Phone: 443-590-0030
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