Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss

Dr. Joseph Karch

“Dr. Karch has a comprehensive approach to patient care, he is compassionate and professional.  I find him easily accessible and approachable.  He is always willing to answer questions from the patient and their family.  His office always calls back right away.” –Patient Testimonial


  • Undergraduate degree from Villanova University.
  • PhD and Medical degrees from the University of Virginia.
  • General Surgery Residency at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine.
  • Bariatric and Minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Missouri.
  • Board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
  • A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Dr. Karch specializes in laparoscopic and robotic abdominal surgery including weight loss surgery, anti-reflux surgery, large and small bowel procedures, solid organ surgery, surgical oncology and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.


  • Dr. Karch enjoys Tae Kwon Do, golf, cooking and travel.  He spends his free time with his wife and three active boys.