Isaias Irgau, M.D., FACS, FRCS (Ed)
is president and co-founder of the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery (CHRIAS). He has extensive experience with minimally invasive weight loss surgery
. Dr. Irgau is board-cetified in general surgery
with the American Board of Surgery. In conjunction with his associate, Dr. Gail Wynn, he was the first to perform the LAP-BAND® procedure and the first to firmly establish the laparoscopic approach to Roux-n-Y gastric bypass in the state of Delaware.
Dr. Irgau has personally performed over 2,000 bariatric procedures with excellent results
. He and his associate Dr. Wynn started and established the Bariatric Surgery Program in two of Delaware’s leading medical centers – Christiana Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. With the addition of Dr. Michael Peters Jr., Dr. Rahul Singh, and Dr. Caitlin Halbert to CHRIAS, they eventually led the two hospitals to earn the prestigious designation of Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery – Christiana Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Bayhealth Medical
Dr. Irgau graduated from Bristol University Medical School in England and has a double fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the American College of Surgeons. He has authored numerous publications and academic presentations and was elected Young Surgeon of the Year by the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in 2006.
He speaks fluent Italian, Tigrinya and Amharic. His interests outside medicine include current affairs, cinema and soccer. A resident of Delaware for the last 16 years, he lives in Wilmington with his wife, Nazreth and their four children Absara, Delina, Medhanie and Temesghen.