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Michael Edwards, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Section of Bariatric Surgery
Associate Professor, Surgery

Michael Edwards
For Patients
Contact Information

Contact Information

Phone

215-707-5097

Email

michael.edwards@tuhs.temple.edu
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Obesity and Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Bariatric Surgery (Primary and Revisional)
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery For Gastrointestinal Disorders:
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Anti-Reflux Surgery for Patients with Reflux Disease and Hiatal/Paraesophageal Hernia
    • Heller Myotomy for Patients with Achalasia
    • Gastric Neurostimulator for Gastroparesis
    • Gastric Surgery for Patients with Benign and Non-Benign Disease
    • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
    • Small Intestine Surgery Patients with Benign and Non-Benign Disease of the Small Intestine
    • Colon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery for Disorders of Solid Organs:
    • Adrenal Surgery (Adrenalectomy)
    • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy)
    • Pancreas Surgery (Distal pancreatectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive and Open Comprehensive Hernia Surgery and Care:
    • Laparoscopic repair of groin hernias
    • Laparoscopic repair of abdominal ventral/incisional hernias
    • Multidisciplinary surgery team treatment of large, complex abdominal wall hernias
    • Mutidisciplinary preoperative management of patients with complex abdominal hernias, including weight loss, tobacco cessation and control of other medical conditions prior to surgery
  • Robotic General Surgery
  • General Surgery:
    • Emergency General Surgery
    • Non-Emergency General Surgery

Research Interests

  • Outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Disparities in surgical, medical and psychological outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Obesity and bariatric surgery translational research, including better understanding of the possible genetic reasons for differences in early and long-term outcomes in various population following bariatric surgery
  • Disparities in follow-up and outcomes following bariatric surgery
  • Adrenal surgery outcomes
  • Impact of standardized perioperative management on hernia surgery outcomes
  • Introduction and evaluation of emerging technology in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery
  • Surgical education and simulation
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2005
  • Residency, Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Internship, Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, 1999
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1998

Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery
  • National Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators
Publications

PubMed Publications

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Book Chapters:

Edwards MA. Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy. In, Jones DB, Maithel SK and Schneider BE, editors of Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodmbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc; 2006. p. 241-242.

Edwards, MA. Laparoscopic Jejunostomy. In, Jones DB; Maithel SK and Schneider BE, editors of Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc; 2006. p. 295-297.

Edwards MA, Bittner JG. Basic suturing techniques. In, National Medical Student Skills Curriculum. 2011. (in press)

Edwards MA. National Surgical Skills Curriculum: Phase I. In, Tsuda et al, editors of Textbook of Simulation. CineMed Publishing, Inc. 2012.

Edwards MA, Asmann B. Methods of Assessment. In, Tsuda et al, editors of Textbook of Simulation. CineMed Publishing, Inc. 2012.

Hines JO, Bingerer J, Cason FD, Edwards MA, Hopkins MA. Biliary Tract. Lawrence, editor of Essentials of General Surgery, 5th Edition, Lipipincott Williams & Wilkins 2013.