Announcing the opening of our Brooklyn office!
Announcing the opening of our Brooklyn office!

Meet the Staff

Jessica Reyes

Clarity Surgical Director of Operations

Jessica has over 19 years of experience in the healthcare field- including many years of practice management and leadership expertise. She has worked in hospital settings such as NYU Langone Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center and most recently, Weill Cornell Medicine. She has had the opportunity to work alongside physicians in a variety of specialties and sub-specialties within those organizations. Jessica joined Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions to oversee operations and business development using the skills and resources she has learned from these well-respected organizations.

When Jessica is not in the office, you will find her enjoying the company of her three boys and her fiancée in their Long Island home.

Nikki Petrocelli  - M.S. R.D. C.D.E.

Nikki Petrocelli

M.S. R.D. C.D.E.

Nikki Petrocelli is a New York University graduate, a board-certified Registered Dietitian, and simply put a true food fan. Her passion for nutrition has led her all over our great nation working with many organizations including The New York Jets, The New York Giants, The School of American Ballet, The North American Soccer League (NASL), and the cast of The Real Housewives of New York to name a few. Nikki is honored to have joined the Clarity Surgical team as the lead dietitian nutrition practitioner and looks forward to providing expert, innovative, and fun nutrition services for all her patients. Along with her expertise as a registered dietitian, Nikki is a certified specialist in intuitive eating, specializes in disordered eating, supports the HAES movement, and is a certified diabetes educator.

Nikki, as your bariatric registered dietitian, will work with each Clarity patient to ensure their success both before and after surgery or on their non-surgical weight loss journey. Through nutrition education, individualized meal plans, recipe guides and shopping lists, she will work tirelessly to provide you with all the support that you need to succeed. Nikki will be your front row fan and collective cheering section throughout your entire journey while increasing your health and happiness with every visit!

“I am one hundred passionate about helping our patients navigate the world of nutrition while on their bariatric journey. We’ve got 99 problems and bread shouldn't be one. I am focused and excited to help our patients achieve their goals while preserving their lives socially, emotionally, and culturally. I believe you can change your life and improve your health without losing who you are in the kitchen. I am beyond grateful to have joined Dr. Thompson’s team of extraordinary humans. As a patient you will feel like family the instant you arrive at our office and that’s a promise.”

Symphony D. George, PA-C - board-certified Physician Assistant

​​​​​​​Symphony D. George, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Symphony D. George, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Clarity Surgical. Her role is to work very closely in assisting the surgeons with the clinical aspects of the patient’s surgery.

Symphony D. George sparked an interest in medicine from childhood, as she grew up in a family of healthcare workers, and felt it would be a fulfilling way to help people.  Ms. George completed her clinical clerkships in multiple disciplines across several medical centers and private practices throughout the NYC Metropolitan area.  She has over 8 years of experience and is proficient in medical therapies, diagnostics, records review, and monitoring. Her most recent clinical practice included four years of internal medicine, cardiology, and primary care in the NYC Metro area and on Long Island.

Ms. George earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Temple University and received a Master’s degree in Public Health from SUNY Downstate Medical Center with an emphasis in Community Health. She completed her Physician Assistant training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2010.  Her professional interests include chronic disease prevention, promoting healthy lifestyles, and addressing disparities in healthcare. In her leisure time, Symphony enjoys spending time with family, especially her daughter, bicycling, cooking, and travel.

Christie Maletta, CPC

Billing Manager

Christie is Clarity Surgical's Billing Manager. She is an insurance and medical claims specialist dedicated to promoting a positive patient experience within the practice. She graduated from Long Island University with her Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management. With over ten (10) years of experience in the medical field, Christie shares a broad knowledge and understanding of health insurance benefits and claims processing. Always seeking further education, she also obtained her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification through the AAPC in 2019. She strives to provide patients with a sense of security and understanding while navigating the often-confusing world of insurance benefits.

In her spare time, Christie loves to go hiking with her husband and their dog, Mia. She also loves to cook and travel!

Todd B. Coggins, CIO

Todd started his career in IT (Information Technology) at a young age. With a curiosity for technology and taking advantage of the tools available in the 90’s, Todd created a small business to sell self-designed computers to friends, family, and customers.
Todd offered technical and process support to all clients, which opened the door to consulting for many businesses, especially medical practices. Having trained at multiple institutes to learn infrastructure with a focus on computer networking, he became LAN administrator for a Brooklyn-based medical practice.

After college Todd consulted for a start-up company focused on practice management and was eventually hired to start an IT Department. Serving for over 16 years, he has held the titles of IT Director, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information officer. In his most recent position before joining Clarity Surgical and Weight Loss Solutions, Todd was charged with overseeing and supporting 30+ practices. He also worked closely with the CEO and created proprietary software to increase and reinforce leads while providing pertinent HIPAA complaint data to referral sources. Todd B. Coggins was integral in enabling the then start-up company to be purchased twice in a span of 6 years from a 30M valuation to a 150M valuation- and allowing the firm to grow exponentially. Todd was the youngest Nominated CIO of the year in 2013.

As can be seen, he has an extensive background and knowledge of technology and practice management and is dedicated to providing the best user experience to Clarity’s clients.