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Frankfort Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Robert Farrell, MD, and Hannah Johnson, PA-C, have joined Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists, a new surgical and medical weight loss practice located at 89 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. in Frankfort.

“We are thrilled to bring such an experienced minimally-invasive bariatric surgeon to meet the needs of our community,” said Reed Hammond, CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Dr. Farrell’s advanced surgical skillset and excellent bedside manner will be a great addition to our medical staff. Dr. Farrell and this bariatric program will elevate and expand the level of care we’re able to provide close to home as well as for our broader region.”

Dr. Farrell graduated with highest honors from Thomas More College, with a bachelor of arts in biology. Following his undergraduate work, he earned his medical doctorate from University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Louis University. Following medical school, he was awarded a fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Farrell is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He also is an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Farrell performs the gastric sleeve, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and the Single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S procedure). He is one of only a few bariatric surgeons in Kentucky who perform the SADI-S procedure — which allows patients to lose around 80 percent of their excess weight and reverses 95 percent of cases of type-2 diabetes.

Hannah Johnson, PA-C is a certified physician assistant focusing on general and bariatric surgery. Hannah earned her master of science degree in physician assistant studies from University of Kentucky, in Lexington. Prior to that, she graduated from Lindsey Wilson College, in Columbia, Kentucky, with a bachelor of arts in biology.

Hannah is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). In addition, she is an active member of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants and an associate member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Hannah is experienced in assisting with all methods of bariatric surgery and she looks forward to working with new patients from Frankfort and the surrounding community.

In addition to surgical weight loss, Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists offers a three month medical weight loss program covered by most insurances. It includes consultations with a dietician, prescription weight loss medications for patients that qualify, low calorie diets, vitamin injections and a store that specializes in meal replacements.

Dr. Farrell and Hannah are welcoming new patients and referrals. To schedule an appointment, please call 502-892-0899 or visit frankfortregional.com.