Meet Our Team

Medical Director Gail M. Wynn, M.D., FACS

Dr. Gail Wynn is a board-certified general surgeon with a special interest in weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She did her medical training at Southern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors, and came to Delaware to complete her surgical training at the Medical Center of Delaware.

Dr. Wynn is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital. Dr. Wynn was voted Top Abdominal Surgeon for 2007 and 2009 and Top Bariatric Surgeon from 2009 to 2012 in Delaware Today magazine. Along with her partners, Drs. Irgau and Peters, she is committed to providing excellent surgical care and a comprehensive surgical weight loss program in a caring, compassionate environment. Dr. Wynn thanks her family for their patience and understanding, and thanks her patients for their inspiration and trust.

Isaias Irgau, M.D., FACS, FRCS (Ed)

Dr. Isaias Irgau is president and co-founder of the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery (CHRIAS). He has extensive experience with minimally invasive weight loss 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-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass in the state of Delaware. Dr. Irgau has personally performed over 1,000 bariatric procedures with excellent results. He and his associate, Dr. Wynn, started and established the Bariatric Surgery Program at Saint Francis Hospital. With the addition of Dr. Michael Peters, Jr. to CHRIAS, they eventually led the hospital to earn the prestigious designation of Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.

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 is board certified in general surgery with the American Board of Surgery. He is committed to providing excellent surgical care and a comprehensive surgical weight loss program in a caring, compassionate environment.

Dr. Irgau is author of 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.

Michael Peters Jr., M.D.

Dr. Michael Peters, Jr.,  is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Peters received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1998 and completed his general surgery training at the Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2003. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at the Michael DeBakey Surgery Center of Excellence at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2004, and joined the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery on completion of his fellowship.

Along with his partners, he is committed to providing excellent surgical care and a comprehensive surgical weight-loss program in a caring, compassionate environment.

Dr. Peters considers himself a native Delawarean, having spent more than 25 years in the community. He has published multiple articles in the surgical literature and presented his research nationally.