Dr. Richard Alford is board certified in general surgery with continuing advanced training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy as well as revisions. He completed medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Alford is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a Member of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and previously served as Chief of Medical Staff at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital.