Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS
Chief of Bariatric Surgery
Background and Training
Daniel Herron is Chief of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at The Mount
Sinai Hospital in New York City. He also serves as Director
of the Laparoscopic Surgery training program at the
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is a
Professor of Surgery. He additionally serves as the
Vice Chair for Technology in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Herron trained in general surgery
at Tufts University/New England Medical Center where
he studied both open and laparoscopic bariatic surgery
with Dr. Peter Benotti and Dr. Scott Shikora. After
finishing his surgical training, Dr. Herron pursued
a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and minimally
invasive bariatric techniques.
Education & Board Certification
Dr. Herron completed his undergraduate education
at Harvard College and obtained his medical degree at
the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr.
Herron is certified by the American Board of Surgery
and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric
Surgery and serves on several of its committees. He
sits on the Board of Governors of the Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He
has frequently served as an instructor in the Mount
Sinai Bariatric Workshop series and has lectured around
the world on advanced techniques in laparoscopic bariatric
Dr. Herron has
been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery since
joining the Mount Sinai Faculty in 1999. He performs
all the different types of weight loss surgery including
RNY gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, duodenal switch,
sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional procedures. He prefers
the laparoscopic, minimally invasive approach for the
vast majority of his procedures, but will still use
open surgery in certain situations.
Dr. Herron is very active in the development
of new bariatric surgical techniques and the refinement
of existing ones. In particular, Dr. Herron has developed
a number of improved methods to perform laparoscopic
anastomoses (surgical connection of the intestines),
which he uses in his bariatric procedures.
When he's not busy operating or taking care of patients,
Dr. Herron serves as the webmaster for the SurgicallySlim.com
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