Matthew Brengman, MD, MSHA, FACS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon practicing in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Brengman graduated from Cornell University Medical College, completed a five-year residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a one-year research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He also received his Masters of Health Administration in 2018 from Virginia Commonwealth University, with honors. Dr. Brengman pioneered the practice of advanced laparoscopy and laparoscopic bariatric (weight loss) surgery while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and is a nationally-renowned proctor in the advancement of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Brengman relocated to Richmond in 2004 after serving in the U.S. Army. He retired with the rank of Major and served in combat as a trauma surgeon in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Brengman is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a past-president for the Virginia Bariatric Society, and an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2019, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) of Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals, for which he also serves as the Medical Director for the bariatric surgery program. Dr. Brengman has also served as the Chair of Department of Surgery and Chief of Medical Staff.
Dr. Brengman has special interests in therapies for obesity including laparoscopic procedures (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric bands) and endoscopic therapies (gastric balloons and suture therapies). He has been performing operative therapies for gastroparesis since 2001, and specializes in the comprehensive management of this disease utilizing the Enterra Gastric Stimulation System, laparoscopic pyloroplasty, and in severe cases, laparoscopic removal of the stomach.
Dr. Brengman is consistently voted as one of the region’s top bariatric surgeons by a survey of his peers in Richmond Magazine, with honors every year since the category has existed (it was added in 2013). He has won the category overall every year since 2015, truly making him the Central Virginia region’s overwhelmingly preferred choice for bariatric surgery.
Dr. Brengman is currently welcoming new patients and referrals.