Meet our Surgeons
Banner Gateway Medical Center is proud to introduce our bariatric surgeons, all of whom are trained in the latest techniques for weight-loss surgery.
||David Podkameni, MD|
Dr. Podkameni serves as the medical director of the Banner Gateway Bariatric Center. He completed his laparoscopy/ minimally invasive training at the Cleveland Clinic and is board-certified in general and pediatric surgery. He has written several medical and surgical textbooks and papers.
|Rob Schuster, MD|
Dr. Schuster received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, and completed residency training in general surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a fellowship as a clinical instructor in minimally invasive surgery at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
|Al Chen, MD|
Dr. Chen received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, completed residency training at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, served as a trauma surgeon at Luke Air Force Base, and completed a fellowship in bariatrics/advanced laparoscopy at Carolinas Medical Center.