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Leon V. Katz

Leon V. Katz, FACS, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery


Department: Surgery

Education

  • MD – New York University School of Medicine (1996)
  • BA – University of Rochester (1992)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
  • International Federation for Surgery of Obesity

Clinical Background

Leon V. Katz, MD, FACS, is a robotic bariatric surgeon at Reading Hospital – Tower Health.

Affiliated Hospitals

Tower Health - Reading Hospital

Fellowships

  • North Shore University Hospital at Syosset (2003)

Residencies

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center (2002)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1997)

Leon V. Katz, MD, FACS, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

Recent Publication

"IFSO Position Statement on New Technologies for Treatment of Obesity"
Dargent J, Vilallonga R, Katz L, Portenier D, Wilson E, Esacalona A, Himpens J, Zundel N, Higa K
Obesity Surgery: July 6, 2017

Presentations

Recent Presentations

“Completely Robotic Duodenal Switch”
Video presentation, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Dubai, 2018

"Practical Application of Robotic Surgery in Bariatrics"
Presentation, IRCAD Institute, Strasbourg, France, December 2017

"Robotic Conversion of Band to Bypass with complex hiatal hernia repair"
Video presentation, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, London, 2017

"Advances in Robotic Surgery"
Presentation, IRCAD Institute, Strasbourg, France, December 2016

"Full Spectrum Management of Obesity"
Invited speaker, Yearly Osteopathic Symposium at Reading Health System, October 2016

Moderator, scientific session, Metabolic Surgery
Internationl Federation of Surgery for Obesity, Brazil, 2016

"Robotic Complex Hiatal Hernia Repair and Sleeve Gastrectomy"
Video poster presentation, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Brazil, 2016

"Perioperative care of the bariatric patient"
Presentation, Reading Hospital, March 2016

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.