Bariatric Surgery

Eric J. Velazquez-Rivera, MD

Interim Director of Bariatric Surgery, Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Reflux disease
  • Inguinal, umbilical hernias
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
Research Interests
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • MD, Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Training
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, New York Insititute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Valhalla, NY
  • Residency, General Surgery, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • Residency, General Surgery, New York Medical College at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY
Board Certification
  • General Surgery
Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
Awards and Honors
  • Cum Laude, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, 2002
  • Physician Spotlight Award, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, 2012, 2015
  • Top Doctors, Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2018