Dr. David Henry is a fellowship-trained, board certified, minimally invasive, bariatric, robotic, and general surgeon. He completed fellowship training in bariatric, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the best programs in the country. Dr. Henry specializes in performing surgery using very small incisions, which allows for patients to have the quickest recovery. He also specializes in bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery). He performs the laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding, and laparoscopic bariatric surgery revisions. Dr. Henry performs surgery of the gallbladder, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, hemorrhoids, spleen, pancreas, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, breast, and skin and soft tissues. He repairs hernias (inguinal, ventral, umbilical, incisional, and diaphragmatic/hiatal) using both laparoscopic and open techniques. Dr. Henry performs upper GI endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. He is also well trained in the use of the da Vinci robot. Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) provides great benefits to patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher. Many patients lose more than 100 lbs after surgery and keep the weight off. Many patients see improvement or resolution of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, asthma, depression, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and many other conditions. Bariatric surgery can help to prevent heart disease and many types of cancer. Many patients live years longer, due to bariatric surgery. Patients also see an improved quality of life, as they are now able to exercise more easily and have more energy to play with kids, grandkids, and friends. Read more at asmbs.org/patients/benefits-of-bariatric-surgery. Bariatric surgery is not new; it has been around for 60 years! Advanced laparoscopic techniques, using specialized equipment, are now used. Surgery is done with small incisions and usually takes less than two hours. The patient is asleep throughout the surgery and usually stays in the hospital for two days. Obese people have a 50-100% higher risk of premature death compared to people with a healthy weight. Dieting alone has very poor long-term resolution of morbid obesity - most people who lose weight on a diet end up gaining the weight back. Most patients after bariatric surgery, however, lose a lot of weight and keep it off. Bariatric surgery is covered by most insurance plans. Call Dr. Henry's office at (808)521-1300 to schedule an appointment, attend a free bariatric information session at Castle Medical Center or a neighboring island (castle-med.org/cgi-bin/class-group-n.cgi?18), or visit alohasurgery.com for more information. Dr. Henry will be happy to discuss your options and help you to decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. He also treats colon disorders, hernias, hemorrhoids, gallbladder disease, and other diseases related to general surgery.
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Dr. Henry's Experience
Dr. Henry's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
Medical Weight Management
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Henry's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Basal Type Breast Cancer
Benign Diseases of the Intestine
Benign Diseases of the Pancreas
Bile Duct Cancer
Breast Cancer Recurrence
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Erosive Gastritis
Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Distal Colorectal Cancer
Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
Familial Colorectal Cancer
Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Invasive Breast Cancer
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Large Bowel Obstruction
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Lymphoma of the Breast
MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
MSS Colorectal Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Malignant Breast Tumor
Malignant Diseases of the Intestine
Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
Neoplasm of Stomach
Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Secretory Breast Carcinoma
Short Bowel Syndrome
Small Intestine Cancer
Small Intestine Disorders
Small Intestine Diverticulosis
Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
Stomach Cancer, Familial
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Surgical Weight Loss
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Biopsy of Breast
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Neck Mass
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School | Graduated 2009
Michigan State University
Internship Hospital | Completed
Michigan State University
Residency Hospital | Completed
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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