John Raheb, DO, FACS


Dr. Raheb was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree from Rutgers in New Jersey.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completing an internship, he entered the Navy and served as a Flight Surgeon for the Navy and Marine Corps. After completing his general surgery residency at Wilford Hall – University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, TX. , he served as a general surgeon and leader. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Inspired by the family’s general practitioner, he always knew that he would be a physician and soon realized that surgery interested him most.

“Although I still enjoy general surgery, the rewards of bariatric surgery are unique. The patients are a very special and motivated group. I greatly enjoy the long-term relationship while sharing in their challenges and victories.”

While Dr. Raheb is trained in all areas of general surgery, his areas of clinical interest include:

  • Bariatric and weight loss surgery

  • Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery

  • Surgical education

  • Data based quality care and improvement of the surgical patient

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SCL Health Digital Team