Community Bariatric Services - Hamilton: Bariatric surgeon
Keith McEwen, M.D.
Dr. McEwen has a passion for lap band surgery and helping to improve peoples' lives through a truly individualized approach to care. He believes in empathy, caring and doing the right thing for people.
"I saw bariatric surgery as an opportunity to make a long-term difference in peoples' lives...to prevent future medical problems."—Keith McEwen, MD, bariatric surgeon
Why choose Dr. McEwen?
He received his bachelor's degree in both psychology with distinction and zoology from Iowa State University. He obtained his medical doctorate from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. His general surgery residency was completed at Indiana University Medical School.
Dr. McEwen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association, Indianapolis Medical Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. McEwen has been performing outpatient LAP-BAND® System surgeries since June 2005. Dr. McEwen is credentialed with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He began serving as an Allergan Proctor in 2007, educating other bariatric surgeons in procedures and techniques associated with lap band surgery and proper follow-up care of patients.
Dr. McEwen decided in his adolescence that he would pursue medicine as his profession. While progressing through his medical education, surgery became his passion. During residency, laparoscopy had been introduced as a new and promising change in surgical technique. Dr. McEwen decided that he would strive to excel at laparoscopic technologies to aid patients with less invasive procedures, decreased post-operative pain and shorter recovery times. He began his private practice with Community Health Network in 1991.
His practice has been dedicated to non-resective gastric surgery since 2005 with his primary focus on adjustable gastric banding. Dr. McEwen follows his patients extensively the first year with monthly visits to personalize their weight loss experience. He is dedicated to a team approach toward patient care with a focus on quality satisfaction and results. He believes adjustable gastric banding provides a tool to help patients achieve their personal weight loss goals. He has performed more than 900 adjustable gastric band surgeries. Since 1991, he has performed upwards of 11,000 surgeries.
When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. McEwen enjoys spending time with his two daughters. His hobbies include aviation, coaching youth basketball, watching sports, traveling and participating in triathlons.