Dr. Daniel Herron, the Salky Professor of Surgery, is Chief of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He also serves as Director of the Laparoscopic Surgery training program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is a Professor of Surgery. He additionally serves as the Vice Chair for Technology in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Herron trained in general surgery at Tufts University/New England Medical Center where he studied both open and laparoscopic bariatic surgery with Dr. Peter Benotti and Dr. Scott Shikora. After finishing his surgical training, Dr. Herron pursued a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive bariatric techniques.
Education & Board Certification
Dr. Herron completed his undergraduate education at Harvard College and obtained his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Herron is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and serves on several of its committees. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He has frequently served as an instructor in the Mount Sinai Bariatric Workshop series and has lectured around the world on advanced techniques in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
Dr. Herron has been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery since joining the Mount Sinai Faculty in 1999. He performs all the different types of weight loss surgery including RNY gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional procedures. He prefers the laparoscopic, minimally invasive approach for the vast majority of his procedures, but will still use open surgery in certain situations.
Dr. Herron is very active in the development of new bariatric surgical techniques and the refinement of existing ones. In particular, Dr. Herron has developed a number of improved methods to perform laparoscopic anastomoses (surgical connection of the intestines), which he uses in his bariatric procedures.
When he’s not busy operating or taking care of patients, Dr. Herron serves as the webmaster for the SurgicallySlim.com website!