Standard Bariatrics

ASMBS 2022


Standard Bariatrics will be at ASMBS 2022 in just a few weeks in Dallas, TX at Booth #509. Stop by and talk with surgeons using the Titan SGS® for sleeve gastrectomy. Learn how the Titan SGS surgical stapler technology helps achieve more consistent and symmetrical sleeve pouch anatomy every time. You can also check out Business Suite #1, where we are showcasing future innovations in bariatric surgery. Safe travels to Dallas! Learn more about Standard Bariatrics and request training on Titan SGS at

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The Science Behind Titan SGS®

We developed the Titan SGS® through rigorous research to aid bariatric surgeons in achieving optimal gastric sleeve anatomy and improve patient outcomes. The result is a surgical stapler with the technology to complete a sleeve gastrectomy resection in one stapler firing1, with one continuous 23cm staple line1,2, resulting in a textbook curve gastric sleeve.

Read about the science behind Titan SGS written by Jonathon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Standard Bariatrics; Marissa Novack, MD; and Aaron Hoffman, MD, FACS, in the May issue of Bariatric Times here.

If you would like to join the growing community of bariatric surgeons using Titan SGS, click here.

1. Salyer, C. E., Thompson, J., Hoffman, A., Burstein, M. D., Enochs, P., Watkins, B. M., Kuethe, J., & Goodman, M. D. (2022). Multisite Study of Titan SGS Stapler in longitudinal gastric resection. Surgical Endoscopy.
2. Salyer, C., Goodman, M., Kuethe, J., Watkins, B., Enochs, P., Hoffman, A., & Thompson, J. (2021). Multisite Study of Titan SGS Stapler in Longitudinal Gastric Resection.

One to Watch

Standard Bariatrics® Named as One to Watch

We are honored to be named as one of the top five private companies for investors to watch by the global financial services firm BTIG in their most recent Medical Technology and Digital Health Industry Report. Their report highlights our primary technology—the Titan SGS® surgical stapler which is designed to help surgeons achieve repeatable and consistent outcomes with sleeve gastrectomy. BTIG noted that after a successful launch attested to by the early completion of our Series B funding, they anticipate a strong performance into FY 2022.

We appreciate being recognized by BTIG as we continue to innovate medical technology to help bariatric surgeons in addressing the obesity epidemic. 

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Learn more about Standard Bariatrics and request training on Titan SGS at

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Standard Bariatrics 7MM-Debt-Facility

Standard Bariatrics®, Inc. Secures $7 Million Debt Facility with Silicon Valley Bank

Cincinnati, Ohio–May 9, 2022Cincinnati-based Standard Bariatrics, Inc., an emerging leader in the bariatric surgery medical device field, closed a debt facility on April 27, 2022, with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The debt facility provides $7 million in term loans of which the first $4 million was funded at closing. The funding will be used to accelerate commercial efforts for the Titan SGS® surgical stapler and related proprietary medical devices designed for bariatric surgery.

Silicon Valley Bank is a leading investment bank partnering with innovative healthcare and technology companies. Under the terms of the new debt facility, SVB will make loans available in two tranches. The first tranche of $4 million was received at closing of which $0.4 million was used to retire existing debt. The second tranche of $3 million will be available through June 30, 2023, upon achieving certain milestones.

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a year ago on April 28, 2021, the Titan SGS surgical stapler meets the new more stringent Class II product regulations for surgical staplers1. With a single firing of 55 seconds2 the Titan SGS stapler completes a 23cm staple line with no overlapping staples3. By completing the staple line in one continuous firing2, there is a reduced risk of anatomy variations associated with multiple, overlapping short-cartridge staple lines4.

Peter Donato, Chief Financial Officer at Standard Bariatrics, said, “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Silicon Valley Bank as we continue to exceed our sales and production expectations. While our balance sheet is very strong with the recent Series B equity raise, we are adding this debt facility to allow for greater speed and flexibility to accelerate our commercial efforts, further securing our supply chain and scaling our administrative capabilities.”

Karen Spilizewski, Vice President with RiverVest® and a Board Member at Standard Bariatrics said, “The clinical and technical advantages of Titan SGS are resonating with bariatric surgeons and the community of users continues to expand quickly. Early results from the 2,500 cases completed to date give us the confidence to keep investing in Titan SGS and its adjunct technologies. This debt facility will accelerate the organization’s progress toward new development milestones.”

About Standard Bariatrics, Inc.

Standard Bariatrics, Inc., is a rapidly expanding medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the surgical treatment of obesity. Driven by a passionate group of surgical innovators, the Cincinnati-based organization works hand in hand with bariatric surgeons to develop and release novel solutions designed to address the growing global epidemic of obesity. The Standard Bariatrics team offers extensive experience in creating and bringing to market bariatric-related medical device technologies. They have a demonstrated record of achieving clinical excellence with economically responsible solutions for providers and their patients.

Standard Bariatrics is supported through early investment from Jobs Ohio, North Coast Angel Fund, Accelerant, Queen City Angels, CincyTech, Series A lead investors RiverVest®, Hatteras Venture Partners and Emergent Medical Partners, and Series B investors U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and RC Capital.

About Silicon Valley Bank

For nearly 40 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at

  1. FDA. (2021, October 7). FDA issues final order and guidance on Surgical Staplers and staples for internal use. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2021). Indications for Use. (510(k) No. K210278). Retrieved from
  3. Salyer, C., Spuzzillo, A., Wakefield, D., Gomaa, D., Thompson, J., & Goodman, M. (2020 July). Assessment of a novel stapler performance for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 35(7), 4016–4021.
  4. Toro, J., Lin, E., Patel, A., Davis, S., Sanni, A., Urrego, H., Sweeney, J., Srinivasan, J., Small, W., Mittal, P., Sekhar, A., & Moreno, C. (2014 Sept.). Association of Radiographic Morphology with Early Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Satiety Control after Sleeve Gastrectomy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 219(3), 430–438.

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Brent Patient Story

One Patients Story: “I feel very fortunate.”

Brent Beeler-Carlton, a registered nurse at Baptist Health Louisville in Kentucky, is also a patient of bariatric surgeon John Oldham, MD, and recently had a sleeve gastrectomy using Titan SGS®.

“It’s been a tremendous journey and life changing decision. I’ve lost 90 pounds in the first six months. I feel very fortunate to have had a great medical staff at Baptist Health Louisville and a gifted surgeon like John Oldham, MD, who utilizes advanced technologies like the Titan SGS surgical stapler.”

Brent is pictured here with Dr. Oldham and the surgical team at Baptist Health Louisville, including Kelly Hines, MD, Ines Krljas, RN, Stephanie Rich, ST, and Katye Smith, APRN-NP.

Standard Bariatrics is honored to be part of Brent’s story. If you would like to join the growing community of bariatric surgeons using Titan SGS, learn more or request training at

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Dr Jaronczyk

Save Time in the OR with Titan SGS®

Michael J. Jaronczyk, MD, FACS, of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group in New Jersey, performs a sleeve gastrectomy using the Titan SGS® stapler from Standard Bariatrics.

With advanced training in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, Dr. Jaronczyk is part of the growing community of surgeons now using the Titan SGS® in sleeve gastrectomy. He said he appreciates the value of the Titan SGS in “saving precious OR time.” Because Titan SGS takes approximately half the time to create the staple line, it can also potentially improve procedure time and operational efficiencies.1

If you would like to join the growing community of bariatric surgeons using Titan SGS, request training at

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1. Varban, O. A., Niemann, A., Stricklen, A., Ross, R., Ghaferi, A. A., Finks, J. F., & Dimick, J. B. (2017, Aug.). Far from Standardized: Using Surgical Videos to Identify Variation in Technique for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A, 27(8), 761–767.

Observe Forrest Ringold, MD, Using Titan SGS® in Robotic Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy

Forrest Ringold, MD, FACS, FASMBS, was the first bariatric surgeon to use Titan SGS® in a robotic assisted sleeve gastrectomy in Alabama.

Dr. Ringold is part of the Surgical Association of Mobile, P.A. (SAMPA), a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since 2006. He is also a clinical instructor for the Department of Surgery at the University of South Alabama.

We are now broadcasting Dr. Ringold using Titan SGS in a robotic assisted sleeve gastrectomy. If you would like to observe via our telemedicine platform, visit us at

Learn more about Standard Bariatrics and request training on Titan SGS at

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SAGES 2022

We Enjoyed Seeing You in Denver

Thanks for stopping by our booth at SAGES 2022. We hope you enjoyed chatting with us and other surgeons currently using the Titan SGS® in their sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

The Titan SGS is designed to help achieve more consistent and symmetrical sleeve pouch anatomy, setting patients up for the best possible outcomes from gastric sleeve surgery.

If you couldn’t attend or would like to learn more about Standard Bariatrics or request training on Titan SGS contact us at

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Dr Doyle Maryland

Dr. Doyle Using the Titan SGS® at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland

Bariatric surgeon Courtney Doyle, MD recently used the Titan SGS® for the first time. Dr. Doyle works at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program in Annapolis, MD. She is interested in emerging bariatric techniques and technologies. After observing AAMC Director Alejandro Gandsas, MD, using the Titan SGS in bariatric surgery, she requested training. She liked how the Titan SGS offers surgeons performing sleeve gastrectomy the ability to complete a sleeve pouch anatomy in a single firing.1

Dr. Doyle is a board-certified, fellowship-trained laparoscopic general and bariatric surgeon who performs several hundred bariatric surgeries annually. She is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Learn more about Standard Bariatrics and request training on Titan SGS at

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1. Salyer, C. E., Thompson, J., Hoffman, A., Burstein, M. D., Enochs, P., Watkins, B. M., Kuethe, J., & Goodman, M. D. (2022). Multisite Study of Titan SGS Stapler in longitudinal gastric resection. Surgical Endoscopy.


The Biodesign Story of Titan SGS®

From a full-length gastric clamp to the Titan SGS, a full-length gastric stapler, our medical device innovations are focused on making bariatric surgery significantly safer and more repeatable.

We launched in 2014 to work on meeting the unmet clinical needs surrounding sleeve gastrectomy pouch creation with the end goal to lower the intervention threshold for the surgical treatment of obesity.

Read the full history written by Jonathon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Standard Bariatrics, in this month’s issue of Bariatric Times.

Download the PDF here.