Dr. Eddie Gomez, M.D., FACS graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in 1999, finished his surgery residency in 2000 at Sound Shore Medical Center/New York Medical College and completed a laparoscopic fellowship with Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Plasencia in 2001. He joined the group following his fellowship and has been performing gastric bypass, gastric banding and advanced colorectal and general surgery ever since. Dr Gomez, along with Dr. Jacobs, was part of the only two FDA trials for adjustable gastric banding in the US. For the last five years, along with Dr. Jacobs, he has been performing, improving and teaching gastric sleeve surgeries, including the non-operative treatment of leaks with placement of endoluminal stents. Additionally, Dr. Gomez has specialized in endoscopic revisions of failed gastric bypass, and endoscopic treatment of acid reflux.