Dr. Robert Woodbury
Dr. Robert Woodbury is the Medical Director of Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center in Santa Rosa. He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University, and completed surgical residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1999. There, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery and began training new surgeons in 2002.
During his sixteen years serving in the Navy he was stationed at naval medical centers in Bethesda, San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA. He served in the First Marine Division and in Fleet Surgical teams in support of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He left active service in 2004.
Dr. Woodbury has had extensive training in both laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. During his residency, he trained with Pacific Bariatric in San Diego, performing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries. He did additional post-residency training at Scripps
Clinic where he further trained in advanced laparoscopy and GI surgery. His current practice is focused on bariatrics and surgery of the entire gastro-intestinal tract, anti-reflux surgery, pancreas and biliary surgery, spleen, hernia and melanoma.
Dr. Woodbury is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and an active member of the American Society or Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Francisco and the Uniformed Services University.
He and his wife Barbara live in Sebastopol where they enjoy guitar, surfing and fly-fishing. Their four children are all grown and have left the nest, leaving them to tend their large organic garden with Golden Retriever, Joey.