Updated 8/11/21

Updated Visitation Policy (8/11)

Effective August 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM, we have updated both hospitals' Visitation Policy: Non-COVID inpatients are now allowed one overnight visitor and one nonrotating support person during the day. Read the full policy for details here.

Bariatric Surgery Center Medical Team

Clifford Black, MD
Clifford Black, MD
Lei Liu, MD, FACSLei Liu, MD, FACS
Medical Education

West Point, Undergrad
Georgia Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Emory University (Surgery – General)


Brooke Army Medical Center (Surgery – General)

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, Inc.

Medical Education

Temple Universiity (Surgery – General)


Tufts Medical Center (Surgery – General)


Conemaugh Valley Memorial (Surgery – General)

Professional Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Board Certification

American Board of General Surgery

The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Stringfellow is about so much more than weight loss – it’s about arming you with the tools, information, and inspiration you need to make and maintain profound changes for lifelong health and happiness. Our hands-on team features a dedicated coordinator, nutritionist, physiologist and other weight loss specialists committed to your total well-being. From comprehensive pre-operative education, through compassionate follow-up care, we’re here to support you through every phase of your journey.

Our program includes:

  • Nutritional and dietary guidance
  • Exercise education
  • Psychological counseling
  • Cardiology and pulmonology assessment
  • Ongoing support for lasting health and happiness

Lasting Success Starts Here – Schedule Your Personal Consultation

For a private consultation, please call (256) 235-8904.