Erik B. Wilson, M.D., is Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST). He is the Division Chief of Elective General Surgery for the UT Department of Surgery.
Dr. Wilson graduated from college with highest honors from Texas A&M University and completed his Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at Texas A&M and a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is also the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Wilson is Co-Founder of the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery and Houston Bariatric Society. He is a founder and the Past President of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association. He is a leader in endoluminal and robotic General Surgery since 2002 with over 1000 cases performed robotically. He specializes in weight loss surgery, reflux surgery, hernias and minimally invasive general surgery.
Dr. Erik Wilson was interviewed by Lora Hines of the Houston Chronicle when the American Medical Association designated obesity as a disease in July 2013.
"Wilson said obesity causes physiological and metabolic changes that make it difficult for people to lose weight and keep it off. The condition is more complex and should be approached in that manner, rather than accusing patients of making poor choices and leaving them to fix themselves, he said."
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