As exciting as it is to have Dr. Harish Kakkilaya back on the SMC team, perhaps none are more excited than the surgical nurses who work closely with him — some who have been his very own patients.
Linda Harmon: “Dr. Kakkilaya is a great asset for Salem Medical Center and has been welcomed back with open arms! I not only work with him as an RN, but I’m also one of his bariatric success stories. I’m so glad he returned!”
Rosia Rivera: “I’m excited that he has returned to Salem Medical Center. I’m happy to be working with him again. I’m a former Bariatric patient and he changed my life.”
Hope Driver: “We were so excited to hear of Dr. Kakkilaya’s return! Our patients will benefit greatly from his expertise and skill. The return of the Bariatric program at SMC is a great asset to our community.”
Tammy Gonzalez: “Dr. Kakkilaya is a nice complement to the staff we have. I can testify as a Bariatric success story that his care encompasses all of the patient’s needs.”
Jennifer Bobbit: “Dr. Kakkilaya’s return is the best thing I have heard in a long time for Salem Medical Center.”
Lois Strang: “I’m glad he’s back because we really missed him while he was gone.”
Justine Murphy: “I’m excited to have Dr. Kakkilaya and the Bariatric program back. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about him so I’m excited to be working with him, as is our entire surgical team.”