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About the Physicians and Staff

Matthew Christophersen, M.D., FACS Matthew Christophersen, M.D., FACS

Medical Director, Center for Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Christophersen was born in Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at Lewis University, attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and completed his general surgery residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a board certified general surgeon, with experience in general and advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. He joined the Davenport Surgical Group, P.C., in 2001, and lives in Davenport with his wife, Jamie, and their two children. Dr. Christophersen is the Medical Director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, American Medical Association, the Iowa Medical Society and the Scott County Medical Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgery.


Teresa Fraker, RN, BSN, MS Teresa Fraker, RN, BSN, MS

Ms. Fraker graduated with her Diploma in Nursing from Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, and received her Baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She currently holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. Teresa has been at Genesis Medical Center since 1992, practicing in the areas of women’s health, labor and delivery, and breast oncology. Teresa is a certified oncology nurse, and has authored publications on breast cancer care. Teresa lives in Davenport with her husband, David, and their son. The Colorado native is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and holds Allied Health Membership in the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.


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