George R. Merriman II, MD, FASMBS
Know Your Surgeon:
- Over 25 years of experience in advance laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery
- Specializing in a number of surgeries including, LINX, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals and bariatric surgeries for weight loss
Dr. Merriman was born in Louisiana but grew up all over the South, including Arkansas, Texas and Alabama. After his medical training, Dr. Merriman returned to his roots in Louisiana and joined The Mason-Itzig Clinic in 1992. After Dr. Itzig retired, the practiced changed its name to Surgical Specialists of Shreveport, LLC.
He has always been interested in all things technological, fostering his early interest in laparoscopy as well as surgical robotics. He is dedicated to remaining on the "cutting edge" of knowledge and innovation in his area of surgery.
He entertains himself with his inborn love of music (he has been an accomplished drummer since the age of 12), movies (especially sci-fi and westerns), speaking (he was the national college debate champion of 1983) and the Green Bay Packers (having made several "pilgrimages" to the frozen tundra of Lambeau field). He and his wife of more than 20 years, Katy, now run the medical practice together keeping the highest standards of patient care and service as their top priority.
Dr. Merriman's well-rounded life experiences foster his commitment to treating his patients as more than their disease by following a simple philosophy — always treat people as an end unto themselves, and never as a means to an end.
M.D. (1992) - Medical School & Surgery Residency - University of Alabama Hospitals (Birmingham, AL)
B.S. Chemistry (1983) - Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Board Certified, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
Recognized "Center of Excellence" by the Surgical Review Corporation
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Member, Louisiana State Medical Society
Member, Shreveport Medical Society
Former Board of Director, Shreveport Medical Society
Stacy Gregory, LPN
Contact: 318.222.3132, ext. 7 • email@example.com
Stacy joined our practice in 2008. She handles all pre-operative appointments and 2 week post operative appointments.
LPN (2009) – LSU-Shreveport
Scrub Tech (1997) – Kilgore College
Member, National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses