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I focus on treating the whole patient.

David Podkameni, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Gastroenterology
1920 N. Higley Road
Suite 308
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 543-6600
Fax: (480) 543-6733

Bariatric Surgery
9305 W. Thomas Road
Suite 360
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Phone: (623) 327-8200


Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Podkameni started his general surgery training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1996. He then returned to Brazil, where he became board certified in general and pediatric surgery. Dr. Podkameni finished his minimally invasive/laparoscopy training at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He serves as medical director of the Banner Gateway Bariatric Center.

Focused on treating the whole patient, Dr. Podkameni specializes in:

  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic interventions on the biliary tree
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Pediatric surgery

Dr. Podkameni was a clinical instructor at New York Medical College and an assistant professor of pediatric surgery at the Instituto Carlos Chagas, Brazil. He has contributed as an author or co-author to several medical/surgical textbooks, Netter’s Gastroenterology and research papers, as well as numerous presentations at national and international meetings.

Interests and Activities:
My other interests include jogging with my wife, carpentry and soccer.

Medical School:
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship/Post Graduate Training:
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, OH; Pediatric Surgery fellowship, Instituto Carlos Chagas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Specializing in the following Diseases, Conditions, Procedures:
Weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery

Internationally Awarded Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery from Cleveland Clinic

Clinical Instructor New York Medical College, Assistant Professor Pediatric Surgery, Instituto Carlos Chagas, Brazil

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hebrew (Knowledge of), Italian (Knowledge of)

Practicing Since:
August 2006
Banner Health Clinic
1920 N Higley Rd., Suite 308
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 543-6600
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