Q & A with Dr. Andrew Rogers
Q: What made you decide to get into the medical field and choose bariatrics as your specialty?
The first year after college I was working in medical research – I was working alongside a group of anesthesiologists and that’s when I realized how much I love being in the OR. In my opinion, the bariatric specialty has the most versatile skillset that you can get from general surgery! That incredible skillset, combined with my own personal weight struggles growing up, I can really relate to these patients, so it seemed like an obvious fit to choose bariatrics as my path!
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love being in the OR, but I truly love connecting with people in the clinic. To be able to see what our client’s struggles are and their desire to make this life changing choice is incredibly rewarding and I feel like I am making an impact on their lives!
Q: Why Blossom Bariatrics?
After meeting the team during my first visit, I felt like it clicked. The team is so supportive, genuine and enthusiastic about their mission! I’m excited to be a part of the best bariatric clinic and surgery center in North America!
Q: Did you ever think you would live in Las Vegas? What do you think about it?
We’ve always loved Vegas for multiple reasons! We love the outdoor lifestyle it has to offer! Plus, my wife’s family lives here so it’s awesome to plant our roots here with family close by.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time, when you have some?
We have 3 kids and two rescue dogs, so most of our free time is spending quality time with family! We like to stay active and personally I love to train for triathlons and keep active.
Q: What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I was a mascot for a summer for the Texas Rangers! They were looking for someone to fill in and gave me the opportunity since I fit the costume – PLUS it paid triple than what I was getting paid before, so I said, ‘why not’!