Our Surgeons

Dr. John Olsofka (Click to watch bio) has been in practice for ten years with Louisville Surgical Associates. He completed undergraduate training at Western Kentucky University, attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and remained in Louisville for completion of his general surgery training. Dr. Olsofka is board certified in General Surgery and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He maintains a teaching affiliation with the University of Louisville and is known nationally as a clinical instructor for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernias. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, Louisville Surgical Society, Jefferson County Medical Society as well as the Kentucky Medical Association. Dr. Olsofka’s interest in Bariatric Surgery has foundation in the newly developed “minimally invasive” techniques.

Dr. Vincent Lusco III  (Click to watch biograduated 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.

Dr. Chris Theuer has lived in Kentucky for nearly 40 years. He completed his undergraduate training at Centre College where he graduated with honors, then went on to medical school at the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the AOA honor medical society. He completed his General Surgery training at the University of Louisville in 1994 where he received the J. David Richardson Award as well as the Price Award.

He has served as president of the medical staff at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and continues to play an active role on the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Theuer’s practice includes general surgery, endoscopy, laparoscopy, breast surgery and advanced wound care. He is board in certified general surgery as well as a member of the Federation of the American College of Surgeons.


  • Louisville Surgical Bariatric Associates
    Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Plaza 1
    4402 Churchman Avenue
    Suite 202
    Louisville, KY 40215

    Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Bariatric Program
    1850 Bluegrass Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40215
    Phone: 502.361.6059

    Jewish East Office
    3920 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 301
    Louisville, KY 40207

    Shelbyville Office
    30 Stonecrest Ct., Suite 104
    Shelbyville, KY 40065

  • LAP-BAND® Financing

    Louisville Surgical Bariatric Associates offers financing through Amercan HealthCare Lending. With American HealthCare Lending you can obtain a loan up to $100,000 that has:

    • Term options out to 84 months
    • No prepayment penalties
    • No collateral required