TFPS Bariatric and General Surgeon Dr. Erica Podolsky, Medical Director of Delray Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Program, Performs 500th Robotic Surgery

May 27, 2021

Delray Beach, Fla. – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Erica R. Podolsky, MD, FASMBS, a highly-experienced general surgeon with expertise in bariatric and minimally-invasive surgery recently performed her 500th robotic surgery with the da Vinci robot at Delray Medical Center. Dr. Podolsky is the medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Delray Medical Center where she specializes in robotic laparoscopic abdominal surgery including bariatric (weight-loss surgery), hernia and hiatal hernia surgery. She also serves as the Chair of Quality and Patient Safety on Delray Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee.

The Surgical Weight Loss Program specializes in multi-disciplinary care, and Delray Medical Center’s experienced team offers some of the most effective procedures available for surgical weight loss in South Florida including:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revision bariatric surgery
  • Lap-band removal/conversion surgery
  • Lap band adjustment.

Delray Medical Center is a Nationally Accredited Center of Excellence in Bariatrics, accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). At the Delray Medical Center Tower, weight-loss surgery patients experience hospital concierge service with private and bariatric fitted rooms with a hotel like comfortability.

Dr. Podolsky is certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds the distinction of Fellow, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS). Dr. Podolsky leads a multi-disciplinary care team, which includes certified bariatric nurse and diabetes educator Diane Schofield, RN, CBN, CDE, and bariatric dietitian Samantha Barone, RD. Barone is one of only a few dietitians in the State of Florida with the distinction of Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM). Dr. Podolsky and her staff succeed in connecting successfully with patients by building a judgement-free, uplifting and supportive environment while maintaining safe, comfortable care.

Dr. Podolsky’s office is conveniently located near Delray Medical Center at: 16215 S. Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33445. Learn more about Dr. Podolsky here or call 561-448-3848

Click here for more information about Delray Medical Center’s bariatric and robotic services or call 844-474-8378.

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