Bariatric Surgery
Alec Beekley, MD


Name: Alec Beekley, MD
Position: Division Director

211 S. 9th Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 402
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Our faculty members publish in peer-reviewed journals, author book chapters and present frequently at local and national conferences.

Recent Publications

Trends in the utilization and perioperative outcomes of primary robotic bariatric surgery from 2015 to 2018: a study of 46,764 patients from the MBSAQIP data registry

Health disparity in access to bariatric surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Achalasia and obesity: patient outcomes and impressions following laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication

In Brief

Evolving procedural options for the treatment of obesity

How viable is pre-surgery weight reduction for the reduction of periprosthetic joint infection risk after total joint arthroplasty?

Six-month readmissions after bariatric surgery: Results of a nationwide analysis

Value-based Surgical Care: Evidence for the Enigma

Laparoscopic Wedge Resection of Gastrojejunostomy for Weight Recidivism after Gastric Bypass

A multicenter study of routine versus selective intraoperative leak testing for sleeve gastrectomy

Quality improvement and accreditation the never-ending story

Laparoscopic Transgastric Resection of a Gastric Submucosal Tumor near Esophagogastric Junction with Concomitant Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Video Case Report

An Overview of the Safety of Bariatric Surgery

Simulation-trained junior residents perform better than general surgeons on advanced laparoscopic cases

Enhanced recovery pathways in bariatric surgery: A contemporary review

Diabetic ketoacidosis following bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes

Ideal Body Weight Calculation in the Bariatric Surgical Population

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy specimens have a high prevalence of unexpected histopathologic findings requiring additional clinical management

Invited commentary: Professional autonomy, self-regulation and quality improvement

A cadaveric porcine model for assessment in laparoscopic bariatric surgery - A validation study

Development, feasibility, validity, and reliability of a scale for objective assessment of operative performance in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass: Time for a change?

Volume-outcome association in bariatric surgery: A systematic review

Simulation-based training and learning curves in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass