SMU (Dallas, TX) - BS In Chemistry
Medical Degree - University of Alabama (Birmingham)
Dr. Merriman is a former member of the board of directors of the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Merriman earned his board certification in general surgery in 1993 and recertification in 2001. Dr. Merriman is the first LAP-BAND® surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex and the only Bariatric Surgeon Certified on the Da Vinci robotic operating system.
Dr. Merriman is one of the Ark-La-Tex's most experienced Bariatric Surgeons and the most experienced LAP-BAND Surgeon, having completed almost 1400 bariatric cases (LAP-BANDS, gastric by-passes, laparoscopic by-passes, revisions, etc.). His multi-disciplinary philosophy utilizes the patients' health resources and his team of psychological, nutritional, and medical experts to help the patient attain weight-loss and "good health." His 14 years of experience are invaluable to Dr. Merriman in working with patients to decide which weight-loss procedure is best for them. In addition to Bariatrics, Dr. Merriman is a General Surgeon, performing Heartburn Surgery, Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal, Breast Surgery, etc.