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Eric D Edwards, MD

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery

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Eric D. Edwards, MD, is the Chief of Surgery and the Head of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery program at Mount Sinai Queens. He is also Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Garlock Division of General, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West