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Eric J. Velazquez MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS

Eric J. Velazquez

Medical Degree

Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Education

Executive Master of Business Administration, Fox Business School, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

General Surgery, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla,
General Surgery, New York Medical College at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY

Fellowship

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, New York Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Valhalla, NY

Certification

American Board of Surgery
Single-Site Da Vinci Surgical System
Da Vinci Surgical System System
Orbera Intragastric Balloon System

Interests

Sleeve gastrectomy
Gastric bypass
Revisional bariatric surgery

Languages

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Professional Affiliation

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Practice History

Dr. Velazquez has more than a decade of experience as a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon, most recently serving as medical director of bariatric surgery for Temple Health in Philadelphia, PA. He will join Longstreet Clinic in mid-October 2021.

Hospital Privileges

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Northside Hospital Duluth

Dr. Eric J. Velazquez has more than a decade of experience as a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon. He joins Longstreet Clinic’s Center for Weight Management after working as a surgeon at Temple Health in Philadelphia, PA, where he also served as Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director for Bariatric Surgery at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Velazquez, who also served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, was named a top doctor in surgery by Philadelphia magazine from 2018 to 2021. He will begin welcoming patients at our locations in Suwanee and Gainesville in mid-October 2021.

Eric J. Velazquez's Location(s)

Center for Weight Management

1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 106
Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone: 678-207-4620

Center for Weight Management

705 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE
Suite 130, First Floor
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: (770) 534-0110

Center for Weight Management

Highpoint
1270 Friendship Road, Suite 110
Braselton, GA 30517

Phone: 770-534-0110

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