The Team at Catawba Valley Medical Center
Catawba Valley Medical Center

8/8/2011

Our Team

Libby Shaver, MSN, RN, CBN, Surgical Weight Management Coordinator

Libby Shaver is the Program Coordinator for Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Management Program. She has been dedicated to the program since its inception in 2004. Her duties are centered on the extensive patient education and behavior modifications required with bariatric surgery. Libby is a Certified Bariatric Nurse and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Contact Libby.    

Monty Cox, MD, FACS, Surgical Weight Management Medical Director

Dr. Cox joined the surgical clinic in 2003. Originally from South Carolina, he attended medical school and surgery residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His surgery practice includes a broad range of general surgical interests, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, breast surgery, colon surgery, general surgery (gallbladder, hernia, anti-reflux surgery, etc), as well as surgical weight loss procedures.  He has an interest in single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), where appropriate. He serves as the Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Management Program at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

L. James Cook, MD, FACS

Dr. Cook joined the surgical clinic in 1984. He attended medical school and general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky. His practice covers a wide range of general surgery interests, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, colon surgery, general surgery (gallbladder, hernia, anti-reflux surgery, etc), and surgical weight loss procedures. He established the surgical weight loss program at his practice in 2001, and his leadership has set the standard for excellence in bariatric surgery in our region.

Jonathan Hata, MD, FACS 

Dr. Hata joined the surgical clinic in 2008. Originally from Oregon, he attended medical school and residency at Duke University. He then went on to complete an additional year of fellowship training at Duke, focusing on minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery. His practice includes a broad scope of general surgery, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, colon surgery, general surgery (gallbladder, hernia, anti-reflux surgery, etc), as well as surgical weight loss procedures.  He has an interest in single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), where appropriate.

Lynn Delserone, RD, LDN

Lynn Delserone is the Bariatric Outreach Dietitian at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She has worked with surgical weight loss patients for more than twenty years and has been dedicated to this program since its inception in 2004. Her role is education and providing support to patients through all phases of the Surgical Weight Management process. Lynn is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association.

 

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