Meet Our Team
Learn more about the individuals on the EMPOWER team
Tammy Fouse, DO
Bariatric & General Surgeon
Stewart Elvis Rendon, MD, FACS, QME
Bariatric & General Surgeon
Dr. Rendon brings the latest in state-of-the-art surgical skills and minimally invasive techniques, as well as his passion for helping to change people’s lives. As a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, he specializes in advanced bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic/open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery (for complications), particularly band removal and band conversion to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. He also has a wide range of general surgeries, including anti-reflux, laparoscopic gall bladder, appendix, hernia and colon surgery.
“I absolutely love working with bariatric patients because I can help them achieve life-changing results,” says Dr. Rendon. “I like to see them feel better and start to do things they never thought they would be able to do again.” His patient’s describe him as being open, honest, and straight-forward.
Dr. Rendon earned a Bachelor of Science in an Advanced Program in Bio-Medical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, in Riverside, California. He earned a Doctor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. After finishing a five-year general surgery residency, he completed a bariatric/laparoscopic surgery fellow at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Most recently, he also completed a Master of Business Administration at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Dr. Rendon has served in the United States Air Force since 2011.
Dr. Rendon enjoys providing medical care to underserved populations and has performed a half-dozen humanitarian missions. When he is not practicing medicine, he enjoys flying helicopters (and holds an FAA private rotorcraft pilot license), scuba diving (deep sea, reef), spear fishing and shark hunting, white water rafting, archery, skiing, hiking, dancing (salsa, merengue, cumbia), playing soccer, and working on antique cars.
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He supports bariatric patients struggling with obesity and is involved in all aspects of patient care. He teaches preoperative patient education classes, evaluates patients prior to surgery, plans short- and long-term patient care, and carries out postoperative patient follow-up visits. He is instrumental coordinating with our dieticians, mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, and insurance authorization experts to ensure the success of his patient’s healthcare plans and weight-loss goals.
Patients who see Travis say he is very caring and has a good bedside manner. He takes the time to educate patients about the importance of preventative care, emphasizing what is important to maintain good health. Travis likes to focus on preventative care and emphasizes that it is important and possible to maintain good health when you know what your body needs.
Travis earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner program, from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID.
Patient Care Coordinator
Jennifer White, RN
Shawna Durbin, RDN LD