Caitlin Halbert, DO, MS, FACS

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Caitlin Halbert, DO, MS, FACS

Caitlin Halbert, DO, MS, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon and Campus Chief of Wilmington Surgical Services

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery (hiatal hernia, reflux surgery, achalasia)
  • Clinical Research
  • Leadership Education


  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, General, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Albright College

Caitlin Halbert, DO, MS, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon and Campus Chief of Wilmington Surgical Services

Dr. Caitlin Halbert is a Bariatric Surgeon and Campus Chief of Wilmington Surgical Services. Dr. Halbert specializes in bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass and revisional bariatric surgery. Her practice also includes foregut surgery, with a focus on the treatment of achalasia, gastrointestinal reflux disease, and hiatal and diaphragmatic hernias.

Dr. Halbert is actively involved in national organizations, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


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Selected Papers and Publications

SAGES white paper on the current state of community practice surgeons: re-discovering the value of our community practice surgeons

Surgical Endoscopy

The Community Practice (CP) surgeon is the first point of access to surgical care globally and performs the majority of procedures in the USA. CP surgeons include those of various practice models, locations and communities, education and training, and much more. It is a diverse group that drives quality, access to care, research, and innovation. The SAGES CP Committee was formed to better define the role and highlight the contribution of the CP surgeon, as well as advocate for the position of CP surgeons in our society.

Community Hospital Decreases Narcotic Usage in Postoperative Bariatric Patients

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Opioids have long been used as an effective form of analgesia for pain in the post-operative setting; however, their addictive potential and associated complications have become a detriment. There has been an increasing movement to decrease opioid prescribing.

Management of Achalasia: A Practical Guide

Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery

Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus caused by inflammation and subsequent degeneration of the ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus of the esophageal wall. This results in failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax with a loss of functional peristalsis in the lower esophagus. Achalasia is diagnosed by clinical symptoms, imaging, endoscopy, and manometric findings.
Selected Honors and Awards
  • Brandeis Award, SAGES, 2023
  • Excellence in Community Surgery Award, SAGES, 2022
  • Delaware's Top Doctors, Surgery: General, 2022
Event Appearances
2023-09-09, "Advanced Degree: To Pursue or Not Pursue", Washington, DC
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