Experts for Media - Bariatric Surgery

Diego R. Camacho, MD, FACS

Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Camacho, is an expert in advanced laparoscopic general surgery and bariatric surgery. Of special note, he is a pioneer in single incision laparoscopic surgery for multiple procedures including cholecystectomy, foregut surgery, partial gastrectomies and hernia repairs. More recently, Dr. Camacho has been developing and creating new applications for the emerging field of Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery (NOTES) including esophageal reflux surgery. He is one of only a small number of surgeons performing this surgery in the U.S. Dr. Camacho holds a medical degree from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He completed his residency in general surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center and completed fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine's Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparascopic Surgery
  • Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery (NOTES)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Hernia Repairs
  • Partial Gastrectomies

Jenny J. Choi, MD

Director,Batriac Surgery Associate Director, Clinical Affairs

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Choi is a board certified surgeon trained in both general and bariatric surgical procedures. After earning her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Choi went on to complete a residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Choi then pursued a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Columbia University Medical Center/Cornell University. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Choi joined Harlem Hospital Center in 2009, where she further developed her skills in bariatric surgery and also her interest in expanding surgical care to underserved populations

Areas of Expertise

  • Single-IncisionLaparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Selected Media Coverage

Refinery29, General Surgery News