Our bariatric specialists are leaders in the field nationally who are frequently called upon to present scholarly papers and conduct research. They include fellowship-trained surgeons; leaders in bariatric surgery who have years of experience performing laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, and a bariatric medicine specialist who is triple board certified with nearly 20 years in the field.
Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, FACS, FASMS, is a Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook University. With nearly 15 years of experience in the field, Dr Spaniolas is a renowned specialist in bariatric, foregut and hernia surgery. He has extensive expertise in both primary and revisional bariatric surgery for adults and adolescents. Dr Spaniolas is also an expert in robotic surgery. He applies laparoscopic and robotic techniques for bariatric, reflux/GERD and hernia patients. He has the reputation of providing high quality individualized care.
Dr Spaniolas is a double Ivy League trained physician, having completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Dartmouth and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester in New York, where he also served as administrative chief resident. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The Brody School of Medicine was the first center in the world to report the profound effect of bariatric surgery on diabetes control and resolution. Before relocating to Stony Brook, Dr Spaniolas served as the Director of the bariatric and minimally invasive Fellowship Program and Director of Bariatric Surgery.
A committed physician-scientist, Dr. Spaniolas’ research has been presented and published widely. He is a leader in the field who serves on several committees of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He is on the Editorial Board of Obesity Surgery, one of the most widely read journals in the field of bariatric surgery, and co-chairs the Research Committee for SAGES. He currently oversees the Surgical Outcomes Assessment Research (SOAR) collaborative for Stony Brook, and has published extensively in the field of bariatric, minimally invasive surgery and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Spaniolas is board certified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a fellow of the ASMBS. He has received the ACS-RAS Leadership Scholarship Award and the SAGES Brandeis Award.
Amy Rosenbluth, MD, is an American Board of Surgery (ABS) certified surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery at Stony Brook Medicine. She received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Rosenbluth completed her surgical training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside/West General Surgery Residency before completing a fellowship in bariatric, minimally invasive, and advanced GI surgery at UT Southwestern.
Her clinical interests include bariatric, foregut, hernia, and robotic surgery. She is a dedicated physician-educator and serves on the resident and fellow training committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS). Her research interests include quality improvement in the field of bariatric surgery and education.
Edmund Lee, MD, is an American Board of Surgery (ABS) certified surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook University. His clinical interests include bariatric, foregut, hernia, and robotic surgery. He received his medical degree from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School where he focused on providing humanistic care. He obtained his surgical training at Inova Fairfax Campus, in DC-area Virginia. He completed fellowship training in advanced minimally-invasive, bariatric, and foregut surgery at Stony Brook University. Dr. Lee is committed to providing personal, quality care for every patient.
Academically, Dr. Lee is a dedicated surgical educator and researcher, having completed the Surgical Education Fellowship at Stanford University. There he honed his skills as an expert educator, organizing and teaching integral programs along the whole medical education spectrum in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. His work focused on curricular development and assessment. He is an active member of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) nationally.
Dr. Lee continues to provide the most up-to-date care to his patients. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He serves on national committees of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He has reviewed for high-impact journals such as, Journal of Surgical Education, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and Surgery.