About the Provider

Dr. Michael “Logan” Rawlins, MD, FACS, specializes in bariatric surgery and the treatment of obesity. He is an expert in surgical procedures that help people control their food intake, lose weight, and resolve obesity-related medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, and reflux. Dr Rawlins performs all facets of bariatric surgery to include sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, duodenal switch, SADI, and complex bariatric revision surgery. In addition, he commonly performs the spectrum of common general surgery abdominal cases such as gallbladder, colon, inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, hiatal hernia, and antireflux surgery, as well as EGD upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr. Rawlins earned his medical degree in 2006 from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and then completed his general surgery residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He then completed fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Dr. Rawlins then spent the next seven years of his career in service to his country as a service member of the United States Air Force. During this time while he was stationed at Travis AFB, California, Dr Rawlins was the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Bariatric Surgery program, and Program Director for the Military General Surgery Residency. Lieutenant Colonel Rawlins deployed two separate times throughout the globe in support of our county’s ongoing national defense and was awarded two service medals for his leadership and dedicated work ethic.

In 2020, Dr Rawlins completed his service in the military and moved to Pittsburgh, PA, to join the Allegheny Health Network Bariatric & Metabolic Institute. There he served as a high volume Bariatric and General Surgeon as well as started the program's first bariatric surgery fellowship training site and was the Program Director.

Dr. Rawlins is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow (FACS) of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of both the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Dr. Rawlins has authored numerous articles in many peer-reviewed journals in the field of weight loss surgery and frequently presents his research at national conferences. In addition to weight loss surgery techniques, he is an expert in surgical stapling technology and has a very strong interest in endoscopy.

Dr. Rawlins also performs robotic surgery with the Intuitive da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Dr. Rawlins sees significant advantages with robotic surgery over traditional laparoscopy, given the advanced visualization, wristed instrumentation, and enhanced recovery from surgery with less postoperative abdominal wall discomfort.

Surgeries Performed

•BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Laparoscopic BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Pittsburgh, PA USA