Meet the Center for Weight Control Team
Michael Jiser, MD, FACS, Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Michael Jiser completed a mini-fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Bronx, New York. He is a certified member of the American Board of Surgery and an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Dr. Jiser has experience in managing bariatric surgery programs since 2003 and has completed over 2,500 laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. He is well-known throughout the Merrimack Valley as a leading laparoscopic surgeon, and often serves as a clinical instructor to surgeons around New England for various advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Caitlin Silva, RD, LDN, Dietition
Caitlin Silva is a licensed and registered dietitian who works closely with patients to help them prepare for surgery and lifelong success. She received her a Bachelor of Science in Health Science/ Nutrition from Keene State College and completed her dietetic internship with a focus on weight management through Sodexo Healthcare at Southcoast Health. In addition to the bariatric program, she also provides medical nutrition therapy to patients admitted to the hospital, the oncology clinic, and other outpatient care such as chronic disease management. Silva values the prevention or improvement of disease and individualized counseling based on someone’s entire medical and social history.
Tim Patno, BSN, RN, CNOR, Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)
Tim Patno assists Dr. Michael Jiser in the intraoperative phase of his bariatric surgical procedures. Patno is trained in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as well as laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass procedures.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University and received his post-graduate RNFA training from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. When not in the operating room, Patno, his wife Beth, and their two children love spending time on the water, running, hiking, and catching up on their favorite TV shows.
Victoria Curtis, RN
Victoria Curtis has been a Registered nurse since 2004. She teaches the Center for Weight Control's pre-operative bariatric education class. Curtis received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Mt. Wachusett Community College in 2004, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Fitchburg State University in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2006. She is currently in the process of completing a Master of Science in Nursing Education. Curtis' experience includes emergency, intensive care, telemetry, surgical and acute care.
Elaine Davis, RN