Dr. Eric J. DeMaria, MD

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Dr. Eric J. DeMaria, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Bon Secours Surgical Specialists 5838 Harbour View Blvd Ste 240, Suffolk, VA 23435 Get Directions
(757) 483-3030

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A pioneer in bariatric surgery and a specialist in gastric bypass and obesity, Dr. DeMaria has 23 years of experience and has performed over 2,500 bariatric surgery procedures and is considered an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures. His surgical skills are often sought for high risk patients and those with complications, as well as patients in need of revisional procedures to correct complications or reverse weight regain.Read more

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A pioneer in bariatric surgery and a specialist in gastric bypass and the treatment of obesity, Dr. DeMaria has 23...Read more

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

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  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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    Sanctions

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    Board Action

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    • Arrested on criminal charges- no conviction yet  (11/3/2011)
    • Action Taken: Letter of Concern
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: North Carolina
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. DeMaria says...

A pioneer in bariatric surgery and a specialist in gastric bypass and the treatment of obesity, Dr. DeMaria has 23 years of experience and has performed over 2,000 bariatric surgery procedures.  He is considered an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures. His surgical skills are often sought for high risk patients and those with complications, as well as patients in need of revisional procedures to correct complications or reverse weight regain.

Prior to joining Bon Secours, Dr. DeMaria served as a general and trauma surgeon at WakeMed Faculty Physicians in Raleigh, N.C. Board certified in general surgery, he has published over 120 articles. In addition, he has served on several editorial boards and is an ad hoc reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the AMA, Annals of Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,and was honored by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as one of the top 30 physicians who have made a difference in bariatric surgery.  

Dr. DeMaria received his Bachelor of Arts in Medical Sciences from Boston University in Boston, Mass. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Continuing his medical studies at Brown, Dr. DeMaria completed a fellowship in Trauma Research.

Dr. DeMaria is a member of many professional organizations including the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), the Surgical Review Corporation, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Executive Council of ASMBS, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 

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Dr. DeMaria's Care Philosophy

A pioneer in bariatric surgery and a specialist in gastric bypass and obesity, Dr. DeMaria has 23 years of experience and has performed over 2,500 bariatric surgery procedures and is considered an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures. His surgical skills are often sought for high risk patients and those with complications, as well as patients in need of revisional procedures to correct complications or reverse weight regain.