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Matthew L Brengman, MD

Matthew L Brengman, MD

Bariatric Surgery
Matthew Brengman, MD, FACS, is a weight loss surgeon in Richmond, Va, specializing in minimally-invasive bariatric techniques, as well as advanced gastric motility diseases such as gastroparesis.

Dr. Brengman graduated from Cornell University Medical College, completed a five-year residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a one-year research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Brengman pioneered the practice of advanced Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and is a proctor in the Advancement of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Brengman is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a Past-President for the Virginia Bariatric Society. Dr. Brengman is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, currently serving as the Chair of the Insurance Committee. He also currently serves as the Medical Director for the bariatric surgery program at Parham Doctors Hospital as well as the Chief of Staff for Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors Hospitals overall.

Dr. Brengman has special interests in therapies for obesity including laparoscopic procedures (Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Adjustable Gastric Bands) and endoscopic therapies (Gastric Balloons and Suture therapies). He has been performing operative therapies since 2001 and specializes in the comprehensive management of this disease utilizing the Enterra Gastric Stimulation System, Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty, and in severe cases, laparoscopic removal of the stomach.

Dr. Brengman is consistently voted as one of the region's top bariatric surgeons by a survey of his peers in Richmond Magazine, with honors in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. He has won the category overall every year since 2015. Dr. Brengman has lived in Richmond since 2004 with his wife and two children. They enjoy activities around the James River, the restaurants and vibrant culture of the area.


Blue Cross PPO



Optima Health

Humana Medicare - PPO

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Bariatric Surgery

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Gastric Bypass

General Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Weight Loss Surgery