Welcome to Prisma Health Weight Management Institute, Department of Surgery Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery. We are a group of medical professionals dedicated to providing all aspects of safe, effective weight-loss. We offer weight-loss surgery in the Greenville, SC area and have surrounding offices in Anderson and Greenwood, SC. Our program is designed to provide everything a patient will need from comprehensive pre-op medical evaluations to life-long follow up care after surgery.
Sytrena serves as the office manager for the Department of Bariatric and General Surgery. She oversees the office in all daily activities. Sytrena has been in the medical management field for over 20 years. We are so lucky to have her experience and expertise in our office. Sytrena always offers positive encouragement to the members of our team.
As our Bariatric Surgical Program Specialist, Carmen serves as the contact person in our office for program information. Carmen has worked in the office since 2005. She schedules all potential patients for our information seminars and handles our surgical program enrollment duties such as scheduling and conducting enrollment appointments. Carmen also coordinates pre-surgical communication with each patients insurance company until surgery approval. Additionally, she markets the bariatric surgical program to local companies, physician practices, and potential patients.
Monique is our Bariatric Marketing Specialist. She has been working in the medical field for more than 10 years. She joined our health system in 2013. Monique tracks all of our patients that come through the program and monitors each patients pre-op educational classes, schedules all of their new evaluation appointments and assures that all patients are successful in completing our program requirements prior to surgery.
Meg Miller, RDN, LD is our practice supervisor. She has been working with Bariatric Solutions since 2008 and became the Bariatric Coordinator in 2014. Meg earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University in 2005. Meg works with bariatric surgery patients before and after surgery through individual visits and group classes. Meg also coordinates services between our three offices and the PROTeens adolescent bariatric surgery program.
Lindsay came to Greenville after graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a master’s in Clinical Nutrition. She joined Bariatric Solutions in October of 2017 and thoroughly enjoys being a part of this amazing team. Prior to this, Lindsay was working with oncology patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lindsay is excited to educate and empower others to meet their goals through support groups and individual meetings.
Anita is a Registered Nurse and our Nursing Clinical Coordinator. Anita has been a nurse for more than 25 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Anita provides optimal care to our patients before and after surgery, facilitates nursing support group meetings and she has an outgoing personality. Anita is dedicated to making sure all patients have a positive experience in our practice.
Lisa is the Account Specialist/ Bariatric Surgery Scheduler for Dr. Eichhorn and Dr. Rapp. She has an associate’s degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Lisa has been with Greenville Health System since 2015. She provides quality and caring services to all patients. Lisa coordinates pre/post op appointments, pre-op testing appointments, and schedule surgeries. She also verifies insurance eligibility and benefits and obtains pre-certification of patient procedures to guarantee coverage through insurance. Once the patient meets with the surgeons, they will then meet with Lisa to discuss financial obligations, clearances they may need prior to surgery, and also requirements for insurance.
Kathryn (Kitty) Cannon, RN, BSN, CBN, began her career in the medical field over 25 years ago in the operating room (OR), specializing in Orthopedics. She joined the bariatric team in 2012 and is an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Certified Bariatric Nurse. Kitty provides patient care and education pre- and post-operatively, provides clinical support to the surgical team and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimum care to our patients.
Yafit is part of the front office staff, handling registration, scheduling, and check in/check out, as well as many other tasks. Yafit is always happy to help her teammates, and her smile is welcoming to everyone who walks through the door!
Hollie joined Premier Surgical Services in 2012. She graduated with an Associate in Health Science and obtained Certification as a Medical Assistant from Piedmont Technical College in 2010. As the office’s only certified medical assistant, Hollie has the unique ability to work in both clinical and administrative positions in the office. She works closely with Dr. Rapp, providing care to our patients. Hollie also handles medical records, and disability and FMLA forms. The variety of jobs she accomplishes makes her a valuable asset to our team. Hollie’s personal hobbies are gardening, shopping and cruising.
Amanda is the practice manager in the Greenwood office. She graduated from Lander University with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. She has been in the medical field for more 10 years and with Premier Surgical Services since 2013. She has filled many roles in the office, including front office and surgical scheduling. She enjoys working with the great teams in the offices and with our amazing patients.
As a Clemson graduate, Caroline Apple has invested over 25 years working in the medical field. She is Greenwood’s Bariatric Marketing Specialist who enrolls patients into the bariatric program and works with insurance companies to get each patient approved for surgery. In addition, Caroline schedules the monthly pre-surgery classes in the Greenwood office and tracks the progress of each patient in the program. She considers working with Dr. Rapp and an amazing bariatric team a unique privilege and celebrates the rewards seen from each patient’s transformation.
Maureen was born and raised in Michigan, moved to Florida with her parents after graduating high school and moved to South Carolina in 1995. She has been a registered nurse since 2001. Maureen has worked in Step Down Units, as a Travel RN, and as an Emergency Department RN. Maureen is a die-hard Detroit Lions fan that has kept it in the “cat” family with becoming a Carolina Panthers fan.
Angel joined our team in November of 2018 and has worked in the medical field since 2010. She assists patients with check-in/check-out and answers any questions they may have. In addition, she also is responsible for obtaining insurance prior authorizations and schedules diagnostic testing. She enjoys working with her teammates and interacting with our patients.
Amanda is our Practice Supervisor in Anderson. She has more than 11 years of experience working in the medical field. Amanda handles our program enrollment duties, which include scheduling and conducting the enrollment appointment as well as verifying that a patient’s insurance covers the procedure and determines what requirements are needed. She assures that all patients are successful in completing our program requirements prior to surgery. Amanda coordinates pre/post op appointments, pre-op testing appointments, and schedules surgery. She also obtains pre-certification of patient procedures to guarantee coverage through insurance. In addition she also leads educational classes for Pre/Post Op Bariatric patients. Amanda enjoys being a part of an incredible team and loves helping others!