Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Abdominal Surgery
SPECIALTIES: Bariatric surgery, reflux surgery, hernia surgery, robotic and laparoscopic surgery
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: Tulane University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Thomas Jefferson University
RESIDENCY: Hahnemann University Hospital
FELLOWSHIP: Bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, Duke University
Dr. Erica Podolsky is a board-certified Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric surgery and is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery; Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and director of medical students at Delray Medical Center. She specializes in a range of surgical issues from the more obvious painful hernia to more complicated diseases such as reflux and obesity.
Although 70% of our country is suffering from morbid obesity, a recognized disease since 2013, many people do not consider it a surgical disease, and less than 1% of eligible obese patients undergo this life-saving, durable and effective treatment. Bias toward patients suffering from obesity is prevalent and most people do not realize surgery not only offers weight loss but also improvement or resolution of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, infertility, sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease, among others.
“I approach every surgery with enhanced recovery in mind, performing advanced surgeries through small incisions, either laparoscopic or robotic, which allows for quicker return to daily activities and the elimination of narcotics.
“I created our program at Delray Medical Center five years ago and am extremely proud of being honored with MBSAQUIP national accreditation for bariatric surgery excellence. Surgery is not the only aspect of care and our program offers patient education, nutritional counseling, mental health assistance, support groups, and long term follow up. Our program offers comprehensive long-term treatment to help our patients improve their quality of life and eliminate medications.” explains Dr. Podolsky.
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