William T. “Pete” Avara III, MD, FACS
General & Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. William T. “Pete” Avara, III, is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and Medical Director of Singing River Surgical Services. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in General Surgery at the University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Avara has received specialized training in the surgical treatment of obesity that includes completing a mini-fellowship in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. He is credentialed to perform Bariatric Surgery with the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Procedures.
Dr. Avara has practiced General Surgery in his community since 1987, and has performed over 4,000 Bariatric procedures. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is past-President of the Mississippi Coastal Trauma Region, Past-Director of Trauma Services at Singing River Hospital, and Past-Chairman of the Mississippi Department of the Health Trauma Advisory Board.
As a top Bariatric Surgeon in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, Dr. William Avara is involved in all aspects of our bariatric program and patient care. This attention to detail, just as much as his superb training, has allowed him to compile an excellent reputation and record of success.