About

Get to Know Chico Body Sculpt

We’re Here to Help You Love the Body You’re In

Chico Body Sculpt is an extension of a well-established surgical practice specializing in Weight Loss Surgery. Since 2007, Dr. Deron Ludwig and Dr. Erik Simchuk, have provided patients with the most advanced surgical options to address the disease of obesity. At North Valley Surgical Associates, it is our goal to partner with each and every patient to achieve their weight loss goals through a life-changing surgery as well as lifetime support after surgery. Through the years, many patients have inquired about non-surgical options for fat removal, skin tightening and the building of muscle. After researching a variety of different body sculpting technology, the doctors discovered a line of products developed by BTL Aesthetics which fit extremely well with who we are as a practice and our goals for our patients. In January of 2018, the doctors branded this new line of services as Chico Body Sculpt. We are pleased to offer non-surgical options for Fat Removal, Skin Tightening, Muscle Building, as well as a breakthrough treatment for Urinary Incontinence. We are excited about the future and hope to offer more breakthrough technology in the non-surgical arena.

For more information on our Surgical Weight Loss services, as well as anti-reflux or general surgeries,please visit our North Valley Surgical Associates page at chicoweightloss.com.

Meet Our Doctors

We're Dedicated to Our Patients

Deron J. Ludwig, M.D.

Bariatric Program Surgical Director – Dr. Ludwig is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has returned to Chico to practice both general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ludwig spent three years as a staff surgeon at Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi with the US Air Force. Dr. Ludwig underwent surgical training in general and bariatric surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. As an accomplished laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Ludwig performs all weight loss surgeries offered at Enloe Medical Center laparoscopically. Dr. Ludwig is a member of ASBS and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Organizations & Memberships

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesityhelp.com sponsor
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Erik J. Simchuk, M.D.

Bariatric Program Surgeon – Dr. Simchuk is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. He underwent surgical training in general and bariatric surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, finishing his chief resident year in June 2000. Dr. Simchuk undertook a fellowship in upper gastrointestinal surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in Bristol, England in 2000 and 2001. He joined Deron J. Ludwig, M.D., Surgeon and Program Surgical Director for Successful Solutions, in practice in September 2007 after practicing in Loveland, Colorado for six years. Dr. Simchuk performs all weight-loss operations laparoscopically and provides other advanced laparoscopic treatments to the greater community. He is board-certified in general surgery and maintains active memberships in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

Organizations & Memberships

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
ADDRESS 251 Cohasset Road Suite 340
Chico, CA 95926
PHONE (530) 891-1651