Learn more about the bariatric surgeons:
Thomas Karl Byrne, M.D.
Dr. Byrne is the Director of the MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program and also the primary surgeon. He has performed over 3,000 bariatric surgical procedures. Dr. Byrne is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, having served on many committees and directed the Masters' Course. He enjoys teaching and has won several teaching awards, including a Golden Apple.
Rana Pullat, M.D.
Dr. Pullat joined MUSC as an Assistant Professor of Surgery specializing in general and gastrointestinal surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon and specializes in weight loss surgery. He is actively involved in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and specifically involved with the group advancing innovative procedures in weight loss surgery. He has presented several video presentations at national and regional meetings detailing techniques in laparoscopic surgery and helps train other surgeons. He also serves as the Head of Baratric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Charleston VA Hospital, which provides bariatric surgery for veterans from South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.