Eric D Edwards

Eric D Edwards, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Eric D. Edwards, MD, is the Chief of Surgery and the Head of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery program at Mount Sinai Queens. He is also Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Garlock Division of General, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

He received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He then completed a residency in surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center during which time he became interested in helping patients with the metabolic complications of obesity. He went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Lutheran Medical Center/SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn.

Dr. Edwards performs advanced minimally invasive surgery in which procedures are performed through small incisions with the aid of a camera and specialized instruments. This allows a patient to have a shorter recovery period and less discomfort than that experienced with conventional surgery.

He performs both laparoscopic and conventional open surgical procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and colon and rectal surgery. His clinical focus is on bariatric surgery which treats patients with obesity through a variety of procedures such as gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Dr. Edwards finds treating patients with bariatric surgery very rewarding as he sees the transformative effect that it has on his patients’ health and lives. By helping patients achieve significant weight loss, Dr. Edwards enables them to improve the metabolic complications of obesity including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is currently involved in research evaluating the outcomes of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

Dr. Edwards has published in peer reviewed journals on the subjects of bariatric surgery, hernia repair, and colon surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.


American Board of Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mechanical Bowel Obstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spleen Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery Second Opinion
  • Weight Loss Consultation
  • Wound Dehiscence


MD, Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ

Residency, Surgery, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Minimal Invasive - Bariatic Surgery, Lutheran Medical Center/NYU

Physicians who provide services at hospitals and facilities in the Mount Sinai Health System might not participate in the same health plans as those Mount Sinai hospitals and facilities (even if the physicians are employed or contracted by those hospitals or facilities).

Information regarding insurance participation and billing by this physician may be found on this page, and can also be obtained by contacting this provider directly. Because physicians insurance participation can change, the insurance information on this page may not always be up-to-date. Please contact this physician directly to obtain the most up-to-date insurance information.

Insurance and health plan networks that the various Mount Sinai Health System hospitals and facilities participate in can be found on the Mount Sinai Health System website.