Dr. Vincent Lusco III graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and completed medical school at the Universtiy of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1998. He completed his training in general surgery at the University of Louisville where he received extensive training in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric procedures, including assisting Dr. Jeff Allen with the placement of the first laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in May 2001. He joined Louisville Surgical Associates in July 2003, and along with Dr. Olsofka developed the bariatric program at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. Dr. Lusco is a board certified general surgeon and belongs to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, as well as the Kentucky Medical Association, the Louisville Surgical Society, and Greater Louisville Medical Society. He was awarded during his residency with the Abrahms-Waterman award for the most compassionate surgical resident, and in 2010 was recognized by Louisville Magazine as a Top Surgeon by his peers. In addition to participating in national and international prospective studies involving the Allergan AP LAP-BAND®, he also trains surgeons throughout the Midwest and East Coast on how to safely place LAP-BANDs® and develop successful programs. Dr. Lusco lives in Louisville with his wife and three sons.