Bariatric & Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Bariatric and Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Over the past few decades, minimally-invasive procedures have become increasingly more common in hospitals across the US and around the world. Because minimally-invasive surgeries require only small incisions, most patients experience a faster recovery period with less pain and shorter hospital stays.

The surgeons of the Bariatric and Minimally-Invasive Surgery Section serve patients who are obese or patients with gastrointestinal issues that can be treated laparoscopically (including robot-assisted). Procedures performed by surgeons in this section include:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomies
  • Endoscopic Balloon Placements
  • Endoscopic gastric bypass revision
  • Gastric band removal
  • Anti-Reflux Procedures (Nissen Fundoplication, Linx, etc)
  • Paraesophageal and hiatal hernia repairs
  • Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repairs
  • Cholecystectomy (Gall-bladder removal)
  • Enterra™ for gastroparesis
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Heller myotomy
  • Laparoscopic small bowel resection
  • EGD (esophagogastroduedenoscopies) and colonoscopies

The Section of Bariatric and Minimally-Invasive Surgery at Stanford is dedicated to providing the highest level of technical expertise while focused on a patient-centric approach. Our bariatric surgeons work closely with nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and psychologists to provide multidisciplinary weight loss support including non-surgical weight loss therapies. Additionally, we opened our Redwood City Digestive Health Clinic in 2018, which will reinforces our already close collaboration with our colleagues in gastroenterology in the treatment of digestive and esophageal diseases.

Bariatric and Minimally-Invasive Surgery Patient-Care Team

Dan E. Azagury, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Micaela Esquivel, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Teodor Grantcharov
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACP, FACLM, DipABLM, Chef
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Mary Hawn, MD, FACS
Emile Holman Professor of Surgery
James R. Korndorffer, Jr. MD, MHPE, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Yulia Zak, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

Lindsay Kennedy, PA

Sophie Mintz, NP

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