David Podkameni

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 15 ratings

David Podkameni Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

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  • About Me

    Dr. David Podkameni, Bariatric Surgeon

    David Podkameni, MD, FACS is a bariatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery. He is the Medical Director at Banner Gateway Bariatric Center located in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Podkameni is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he became board-certified in general and pediatric surgery. He earned his medical degree from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil and completed residencies at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York and The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is Fellowship trained in Pediatric Surgery at Instituto Carlos Chagas and completed a clinical Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Podkameni is a member of several distinguished societies including the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

    He has received many awards, grants and scholarships and has authored numerous publications, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Podkameni is very active in research projects and he has presented at conferences worldwide. In his spare time, Dr. Podkameni enjoys jogging with his wife, soccer and carpentry.

    Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Podkameni

    Weight loss surgery is not taking the easy way out. Nothing could be further from the truth. You still have to diet. You still have to exercise. It’s not going to work by itself. -Dr. Podkameni

    Dr. Podkameni became interested in performing bariatric surgery because of the profound effect it had on patients. He finds it very rewarding to see the transformation his patients make and finds it an honor to be able to perform weight loss surgery to help individuals live a longer and happier lifestyle. His care philosophy is to focus on treating the whole patient.

    Dr. Podkameni is a very caring, highly skilled surgeon dedicated to patient safety and support. He is experienced in performing weight loss surgeries including the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), the Lap-Band, the Realize Band, the Roux-en-Y (RNY), the Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) and weight loss surgery revisions. Dr. David Podkameni performs surgeries at Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center, and Banner Ironwood Medical Center.

    Dr. Podkameni has shared his expertise in bariatric surgery as a contributing author of ObesityHelp and has been a speaker at the 2018 ObesityHelp Conference for the education and support of bariatric surgery patients.

    Weight Loss Surgery in Arizona

    Dr. David Podkameni and his team are dedicated to providing patients with personal, high quality, individualized care. To learn more about your surgical and non-surgical options, attend one of our free information seminars or call 480-543-2606 to speak to a caring professional.

    Bariatric surgery can change your life, not just your weight!

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  • Latest Reviews See all 15 reviews
    avatar Tammy S. on Dec. 27, 2012

    From the start Dr.Podkameni put all my concers to rest. He is very knowledgable and I feel very confident in his abilities to help me with my fight with obesity.

    avatar Donna S. on Jan. 4, 2012

    I had surgery 3/2010 with Dr, Podkameni and have done wonderfully. It was sad went he left Banner Gateway to move back to the East Coast, But I am so excited to here that he is returning to Banner Gateway in the next few More...

    avatar Debra R. on March 23, 2011

    Very caring DR. He knew I was scared and stuck with me!! Should have done this 20 yrs ago.

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