Eric D Edwards, MD Email Eric Edwards
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Queens
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
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He received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He then completed a residency in surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center during which time he became interested in helping patients with the metabolic complications of obesity. He went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Lutheran Medical Center/SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn.
Dr. Edwards performs advanced minimally invasive surgery in which procedures are performed through small incisions with the aid of a camera and specialized instruments. This allows a patient to have a shorter recovery period and less discomfort than that experienced with conventional surgery.
He performs both laparoscopic and conventional open surgical procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and colon and rectal surgery. His clinical focus is on bariatric surgery which treats patients with obesity through a variety of procedures such as gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Dr. Edwards finds treating patients with bariatric surgery very rewarding as he sees the transformative effect that it has on his patients’ health and lives. By helping patients achieve significant weight loss, Dr. Edwards enables them to improve the metabolic complications of obesity including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is currently involved in research evaluating the outcomes of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.
Dr. Edwards has published in peer reviewed journals on the subjects of bariatric surgery, hernia repair, and colon surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
American Board of Surgery
- Abdominal Hernia
- Abdominal Surgery
- Adrenal Surgery
- Antireflux Surgery
- Appendectomy-Laparoscopic Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Resection
- Colorectal Surgery
- Gastric Bypass Consultation
- Hernia Repair
- Hiatal Hernia
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery
- Mechanical Bowel Obstruction
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Paraesophageal Hernia
- Peptic Ulcer
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Small Bowel Obstruction
- Spleen Surgery
- Stomach Cancer
- Surgery Second Opinion
- Weight Loss Consultation
- Wound Dehiscence
MD, Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship, Minimal Invasive - Bariatic Surgery
Lutheran Medical Center/NYU
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Edwards during 2020 and/or 2021. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership
- Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
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