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Meet Our Weight Loss Surgeons & Staff

Transforming your health and life is a journey. With the Weight Loss Surgery program at Flaget Memorial Hospital, you never have to do it alone.

Led by board-certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Robert Farrell, our compassionate team of experts is here to get to know you and your personal challenges and goals. Then together, we take an active role in your success—from pre-operative education to support through surgery and long-term follow-up care.

Take the First Step Today

We know you can do it, and will even host an in-office ceremony to celebrate your success! Learn a little more about our team below. Then call 502.443.1824 or register here for a free weight loss seminar. We’ll walk through all of your options, answer any questions and see if surgery is right for you.

Robert Farrell, MD, FACS – Bariatric Surgeon

Robert Farrell, MD, FACS
Robert Farrell, MD, FACS is a board-certified surgeon with the American Board of Surgery and Fellowship-Trained Bariatric Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and a fellow with the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Farrell brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group Weight Loss Surgery:

  • Doctorate of Medicine - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Residency training - Department of General Surgery at Saint Louis University
  • Fellowship - minimally invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center
  • Bachelor of Arts - Biology - Magna Cum Laude at Thomas More College

Hannah Moore, MSPAS, PA-C – Bariatric Physician Assistant

Hannah Moore, PA

Hannah received her BA from Lindsey Wilson College and her Physician Assistant degree from The University of Kentucky. She assists Dr. Farrell with all weight loss procedures and around the office.

Hannah is here to monitor your progress and provide attentive care before, during and long after your procedure. You will see her frequently throughout your journey with us.

Anna Culver, BSN, RN – Bariatric Coordinator

Anna Culver, BSN, RN
Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from McKendree University. She has over 15 years of nursing experience with a specialty in surgery. As the Bariatric Coordinator, Anna will be available to assist you throughout the process as you reach your goals of living a healthier and happier life. 

Gayle Sweeney – Bariatric Office Coordinator

Gayle Sweeney
Gayle has worked in insurance billing and helped coordinate program steps for more than 10 years. In addition to helping you verify insurance benefits and obtain approvals, she is responsible for scheduling all pre-operative appointments. She is here to cheer you on as we all share in the excitement of your accomplishments.

Cecelia McAdams, LCSW, LMFT – Bariatric Social Worker

Cecelia McAdams, LCSW, LMFT

Cecelia has 20 years’ experience in the clinical social work field. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and a master's degree from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.

Cecelia will meet individually with you prior to surgery to evaluate your emotional/mental health. As needed, she may refer you to psychologists and other professionals to help you deal with any obstacles on your path to healthier living.

Tiffany Ellingsworth, BA – Practice Manager

Tiffany Ellingsworth, BA

Tiffany has 7 years’ experience in the health care industry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University.

Tiffany has been with the bariatric team since 2013 and manages the office operations, including program coordination. As the practice manager, she is here to provide ongoing support to our patients and bariatric team to help deliver the highest in standards of care for bariatric surgery patients.