Benjamin Clapp MD, PA, El Paso, TX (2023)

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Benjamin Clapp MD, PA, El Paso, TX (1)

Our surgeon is Dr. Benjamin Clapp. He is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery and has been in practice for over 14 years. He is board certified in General Surgery and is an expert in bariatric surgery, but also in laparoscopic surgery. He is an El Pasoan, and a graduate of Coronado High School.

After attending medical school at Texas Tech, he went on to do his surgical residency in Phoenix, AZ. This was followed by a fellowship in bariatric and robotic surgery at the University of Texas at Houston. He does advanced laparoscopic surgery, but specializes in weight loss surgery. He offers the laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisions of previous weight loss surgery.

Dr. Clapp is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech School of Medicine and has rotating medical students. He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Providence Memorial in El Paso and also the medical director of the bariatric center there.

“I love performing bariatric surgery. There’s few areas of medicine where you help people so much or so effectively. Not only do we restore the patients’ quality of life, but we extend their life by getting at the root of their medical problems, namely obesity. I’ve been blessed to have weight loss surgery as a career.” ~ Benjamin Clapp, MD FACS FASMBS

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Professional Experience

Benjamin Clapp MD, PA, El Paso, TX (5)

Benjamin Clapp MD, PA, El Paso, TX
Private Practice
8/2006-Present
General and laparoscopic surgery with a focus on bariatrics. Recently Chief of surgery atProvidence Hospital. I currently have privileges at three community hospitals. I am an associateclinical professor of Surgery at the Texas Tech Paul F Foster School of Medicine with studentsrotating with me on their Surgery clerkship. I also have residents rotate with me from TexasTech School of Medicine and William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, TX
7/2005-7/2006
Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Completed fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Also extensive training in flexibleendoscopy. Our program has a specific interest in bariatric surgery and is designated as a Centerof Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Active in emergency generalsurgery call at a 1000 bed hospital. My instructor responsibilities included teaching residentsand medical students.

Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
6/2000-6/2005
General Surgery Resident
Trained in general surgery from my intern year to my chief resident’s year at Maricopa MedicalCenter. The program was heavy with trauma, burn and critical care. MMC is a busy level onetrauma center. Spent away rotations with Lee Swanstrom in Portland, OR, at the Mayo Clinic inScottsdale and at the University of Arizona. Active in research during residency.


Educational Background

Medical Degree, MD (2000)
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Lubbock , Texas

Premedical requirements (1994-1996)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO – El Paso , Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Russian Language and Area Studies (1993)
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – Lubbock , Texas


Publications

  • Clapp B, Portela R, Sharma I, Ahmet V, Hasson O, Spaniolas K, Abu Dayyah B, Ghanem O. Aspirin Use as a Risk Factor for Marginal Ulceration in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients: A Meta-Analysis of 24,770 Patients. Accepted at the American Surgeon 5/9/22.

  • Clapp B, Kara A, Nguyen-Lee, P, Annabi H, Marr J, Alvarado L, Ghanem O, Davis B. Does bioabsorbable mesh reduce recurrence rates? A meta-analysis. Submitted to Surgical Endoscopy, Mar 2022.

  • Clapp B, Corbett J, Jordan M, Portela R, Ghanem O. SADI-S in the United States: A First Comparative Safety Analysis of the MBSAQIP. Submitted to SOARD

  • Clapp B, Ghanem O, Edwards M, Giannopoulos S, Lyo V, Puzziferri N, Stefanidis D. Evaluating the success of ASMBS research grants. Submitted to the Journal of Surgical Research, 5/8/2022.

  • Clapp B, Janik M, Vahibe A, Portela R, Pullat R, Ghanem O. Concomitant Cholecystectomy during Duodenal Switch: A Perioperative Risk Comparative Analysis of MBSAQIP Database (2015-2019). Submitted to Surgical Endoscopy 1/22.

  • Portela R, Marrerro K, Vahibe A, Galvani C, Billy H, Abu Dayyeh B, Clapp B, Ghanem OM. Bile Reflux After Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve (SADI-S): a Meta-analysis of 2,029 Patients. Obes Surg. 2022 Feb 9. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-05943-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35137290.

  • Clapp B. Comment on: Comparison of short-term safety of one anastomosis gastric bypass to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in the United States: 341 cases from MBSAQIP-accredited centers. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Nov 25:S1550-7289(21)00557-8. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.11.020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34916173.

  • Clapp B, Grasso S, Gamez J, Edwards J, Dodoo C, Portela R, Ghanem OM, Davis BR. Does accreditation matter? An analysis of complications of bariatric cases using the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and National Quality Improvement Program databases. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2022 Feb 2:S1550-7289(22)00030-2. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2022.01.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35248482.

  • A Five Year Analysis of the MBSAQIP database: Are We Getting Better? Benjamin Clapp MD, Joseph N. Badaoui MD, Jesus Gamez MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Todd A. Kellogg MD, Omar M. Ghanem MD. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, doi: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000177

  • Rates of readmission and ER visits of publicly funded patients in an MBSAQIP accredited center. Benjamin Clapp MD, Christian Castro, Andres Vivar, Jisoo Kim MD, Jesus Gamez MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Brian Davis MD. Accepted at JSLS 3/4/22.

  • Clapp B, Grasso S, Harper B, Amin MA, Kim J, Davis B. 5-year follow-up at an accredited community bariatric practice: what is an acceptable follow-up rate? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2022 Apr;18(4):505-510. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.12.022. Epub 2021 Dec 30. PMID: 35101373.

  • Clapp B, Mehta K, Corbett J, El Badaoui J, Vahibe A, Ghanem OM. Duodenal switch versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a perioperative risk comparative analysis of the MBSAQIP Database (2015-2019). Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Oct 23:S1550-7289(21)00512-8. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.10.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34789419.

  • Clapp B, Dodoo C, Castro C, Mandania R, Kim J, Vivar A, Gamez J, Tyroch A. Emergency Department visits after bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Hospital Emergency Department Public Use Data File. El Paso Physician. Mar;4(1): 6-9.

  • Clapp B, Schrodt A, Ahmad M, Wicker E, Sharma N, Vivar A, Davis B. Stapler Malfunctions in Bariatric Surgery: An Analysis of the MAUDE Database. JSLS. 2022 Jan-Mar;26(1):e2021.00074. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2021.00074. PMID: 35281706; PMCID: PMC8896815.

  • Is fundoplication necessary after hiatal hernia repair? A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Benjamin Clapp MD, Andres Vivar, Marah Hamdan BS, Roshni Mandania BS, Christopher Dodoo MS, Jisoo Kim MD, Sasha Hornock DO, Brian Davis MD. Surgical Endoscopy. DOI: 2022.10.1007/s00464-022-09024-0

  • Long term outcomes after laparoscopic assisted trans-gastric ERCP. Benjamin Clapp MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Andres Vivar, Ali Kara, Jesus Gamez MD, Brian Davis MD. JSLS. 2021 Jul-Sep; 25(3): e2021.00048. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2021.00048

  • Reluctance in Duodenal Switch Adoption: An International Survey Among Bariatric Surgeons. Benjamin Clapp MD, Omar Ghanem MD, Andres Vivar, Joseph Badaoui MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Volume 17, Issue 10, 1760 - 1765 Jul 6:S1550-7289(21)00337-3. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.06.024. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34330622

  • Comment on “The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Bariatric Surgical Risk/Benefit Calculator: 1. 30-Day Risk.” Benjamin Clapp MD. Surgery For Obesity and Related Diseases. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.02.022

  • Response to Letter to the Editor on “Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP.” Clapp B. Response to letter to the editor on "Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP". Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 May;17(5):1035. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.02.017. Epub 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33757704.

  • Comment on “Health Disparity in Access to Bariatric Surgery” Clapp B. Comment on: Health disparity in access to bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Feb;17(2):256. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.11.011. Epub 2020 Nov 16. PMID: 33272851.

  • Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP. Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Brittany Harper, Sam Grasso, Jisoo Kim, Marah Hamdan, Christian Castro, Brian Davis. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2021 Mar;17(3):555-561. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.10.024

  • Concomitant hiatal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy: a 5 year analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Evan Liggett MD, Alan Tyroch MD. JSLS. 2020 Oct-Dec;24(4):e2020.00066. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00066. PMID: 33414611; PMCID: PMC7732366.

  • Clapp, B., Dodoo, C., Kim, J. et al. Safety of liver biopsy at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Surg Endosc 36, 413–421 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-021-08297-1

  • New onset cardiac arrhythmias after metabolic and bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Joshua Dilday DO, Evan Liggett MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Asiya Amin, Brian Davis MD. JSLS. 2020 Oct-Dec;24(4):e2020.00067. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00067.

  • Comment on “Comparison of safety and utilization outcomes in inpatient versus outpatient laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a retrospective, cohort study.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Omar Ghanem MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Aug 11:S1550-7289(20)30432-9. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.07.026.

    (Video) Complex inguinal hernia: TAPP conquers all

  • Comment on “Ambulatory bariatric surgery: does it really lead to higher rates of adverse events?” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Omar Ghanem MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Jul 17:S1550-7289(20)30412-3. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.07.010.

  • Endoscopy used as provocative testing in bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Evan Liggett MD, Cheng Ma, Christian Castro, Simon Montelongo DO, Kelsey Van Noy, Joshua Dilday DO, Alan Tyroch MD. JSLS. 2020 Jul-Sep;24(3):e2020.00048. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00048.

  • Comment on “Sleeve gastrectomy with concomitant hiatal hernia repair in obese patients: long-term results on gastroesophageal reflux disease” Benjamin Clapp MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Sep;16(9):1177-1178. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.05.027. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

  • Invited commentary on "Outcomes of re-operative surgery in severely obese patients after sleeve gastrectomy: A single institution experience”. Benjamin Clapp MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Aug;16(8):991-992. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.05.005. Epub 2020 May 23.

  • The Safety of Additional Procedures at the Time of Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Hornock S, Ellis O, Dilday J, Bader J, Clapp B, Ahnfeldt E. The safety of additional procedures at the time of revisional bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jul;35(7):3940-3948. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07856-2. Epub 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32780241.

  • The MBSAQIP is going viral! 176 hits and still going strong. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper, MS, Ashtyn Barrientes, Ellen Wicker DO, Bryson Tudor MS, Christina Alvara, Cong Phan, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(10):1401-1406. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.06.006. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

  • Trends in bariatric surgery in Texas: an analysis of a state-wide administrative database 2013-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, William Klingsporn MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Endosc. 2020;35(4):1566-1571. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07533-4.

  • Disparities in access to bariatric surgery in Texas 2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Evan Liggett MD, Cong Phan, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Journal of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons 2020;24(2):e2020.00016. DOI:10.4293/JSLS.2020.00016.

  • How many sleeve gastrectomies are done at non-accredited centers in Texas? Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD, Stephen Moreland MS, Christina Alvara, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(5)658-652. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.013

  • Trends in revisional bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database 2015-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Christopher Dodoo MS, William Klingsporn MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2020 Mar;16(7):908-915. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.03.00

  • Clapp B, Lee I, Liggett E, Cutshall M, Tudor B, Pradhan G, Aguirre K, Tyroch A. Are Concomitant Operations During Bariatric Surgery Safe? An Analysis of the MBSAQIP Database. Obes Surg. 2020 Nov;30(11):4474-4481. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04848-y. Epub 2020 Jul 25. PMID: 32712783.

  • Clapp B. Response to letter to editor: Late-term hiatal hernia after gastric bypass: an emerging problem. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Oct;16(10):1624. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.07.025. Epub 2020 Aug 1. PMID: 32873510.

  • Late term hiatal hernia after gastric bypass: an emerging problem. Benjamin Clapp MD, Simon Montelongo MD, Loc-Uyen Vo MPH, Carlos Lodeiro, Brittany Harper MS, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2020 Apr;16(4):471-475. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.018

  • Conversions to open surgery greatly increase complications: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Benjamin Clapp MD, Cong Phan, Christopher Dodoo MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(5):634-643. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.026

  • Barriers to bariatric surgery in Texas and its border counties. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Loc-Uyen Vo, Christopher Dodoo MS, Alan Tyroch MD. El Paso Physician. 2019;42(4):5-9.

  • Utilization of laparoscopic colon surgery in the Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF). Clapp B, Klingsporn W, Harper B, Swinney IL, Dodoo C, Davis B, Tyroch. JSLS. 2019 Jul-Sep;23(3). pii: e2019.00032. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2019.00032JSLS.

  • Small bowel obstructions following the use of barbed sutures: a systematic review. Benjamin Clapp MD, William Klingsporn MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero, Robert Jones, Alan Tyroch MD, Loyd Christensen. Surgical Endoscopy, 2019:34(3), 1261-1269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-06890-z

  • Trends in drain utilization in bariatric surgery using MBSAQIP database 2015-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Ira Swinney, Ellen Wicker DO, Ginger Coleman MD, Babak Sadri, Carlos Lodeiro, Chris Dodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Obes Surg. 2020 Feb;30(2):569-579. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-04215-6.

  • Comparison of robotic revisional weight loss surgery and laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery using the MBSAQIP databases.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Carlos Lodeiro, Christopher Dodoo, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019;15(6):909-919. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.022

  • Where are sleeves performed? An analysis of inpatient versus outpatient databases in a large state. Benjamin Clapp MD, Lee Swinney MS, Mallory Schenk BS, Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones BS, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jul;15(7):1066-1074. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.002. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

  • Comparison of bariatric perioperative complications using two large databases: does the data add up? Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD, Dave Devemark MD, Robert Cullen BS, Christopher Dodoo MS. Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019;15(7): 1122-1131. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.041

  • Transforming lives: a gastric bypass that enabled a gender confirmation” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS. CRSLS, MIS Case Reports. http://crsls.sls.org/2018-00097/

  • Evaluation of the rate of anastomotic ulcer formation after gastric bypass using the MBSAQIP database. Benjamin Clapp MD, Angela Guerra, Joshua Hahn , Christopher Dodoo MS, Elizabeth De La Rosa MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Endosc. 2019 Jun;33(6):1890-1897. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6468-6. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

  • Long term (7 or more years) outcomes of the sleeve gastrectomy: a meta-analysis. Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, Colyn Martin MD, Montana O’Dell, Chase Foster, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Jun;14(6):741-747.

  • Optimal initial trocar placement for morbidly obese patients. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2018 Oct-Dec; 22(4): e2017.00101. doi:10.4293/JSLS.2017.00101

  • CT scan reliability in detecting internal hernia after gastric bypass. Mohammed Farukhi MD, Michael Mattingly MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2017;21(4):e2017.00054.

  • Stricture rates after Gastric Bypass with a Hand Sewn Anastomosis. Benjamin Clapp MD, Javier Flores. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. 2015, 10(4): 165-168. doi:10.1089/bari.2015.0028.

  • Small Bowel Obstruction After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with Nonclosure of Mesenteric Defects. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2015;19(1):e2014.00257. doi:10.4293/JSLS.2014.00257

  • Histopathologic Changes in the Resected Specimens of Sleeve Gastrectomies. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2015 Jan-Mar; 19(1): e2013.00259. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2013.00259

  • Prosthetic Bioabsorbable Mesh for Hiatal Hernia Repair during Sleeve Gastrectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2013;17:641-644.

  • Anatomic Landmarks in the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2013;17(3): 388-389.

  • Small Bowel Obstruction after FloSeal Use. Benjamin Clapp MD, Antonio Santillan MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2011;15(3): 361-364.

  • Significant pediatric morbidity and mortality from intracranial ballistic injuries caused by nonpowder gunshot wounds. A case series. O’Neill PJ, Lumpkin MF, Clapp B, Kopelman TR et al. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2009;45(3): 205-9.

  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome after Gastric Bypass. Benjamin Clapp MD, Bruce Applebaum MD. Benjamin Clapp MD, Bruce Applebaum MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2010; 14(1): 143-146.

  • Laparoscopic Management of Small Bowel Intussusception in a 16 Year Old with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. Benjamin Clapp MD, Angel Morales MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2008; 12(3): 332-335.

  • Endoscopic Findings and Treatments of Retained Foreign Bodies after Gastric Bypass. Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Surgical Endoscopy 2007; 21(7): 1216-1220.

  • Patient Comprehension and Recall after Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD, Marcia Plett PA-C, Andrew Kassir, MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2007; 11(2): 242-245.

  • Preoperative Upper Endoscopy is Useful Prior to Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2007; 11(1): 94-97.

  • Robotic Assistance provides excellent outcomes during the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: results from 100 robotic assisted gastric bypasses. Sherman Yu MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, William Albrecht BS, Michael Lee BS, Terry Scarborough MD, Erik Wilson MD. American Journal of Surgery 2006; 192: 746-749.



Research Interests and Presentations

“Operative considerations for gangrenous cholecystitis in a bypass patient.” Kevin ClimacoMD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Emergency Department visits after bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas HospitalEmergency Department Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, RoshniMandania, Christian Castro, Jisoo Kim, Natalie Merchant, Alan Tyroch. Abstract submitted toASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“A meta-analysis of smoking and bariatric surgery: what is the risk of deep vein thrombosis andpulmonary embolus?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Roshni Mandania, Marah Hamdan, ChristopherDodoo, Natalie Merchant, Lee Swinney, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, AtlantaGA, Nov 2020.

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“Does type of insurance affect follow-up? Five year follow up and outcomes in an accreditedcommunity bariatric practice.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Brittany Harper, SamGrasso, Jisoo Kim, Asiya Amin, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov2020.

“Laparoscopic Reversal of Gastric Bypass for Secondary Oxalate Nephropathy” Samuel GrassoDO, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of theMBSAQIP.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Brittany Harper, Sam Grasso, JisooKim, Marah Hamdan, Christian Castro, Alan Tyroch. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, AtlantaGA, Nov 2020.

“Safety of liver biopsy at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Jisoo Kim, Christian Castro, Christopher Dodoo, Roshni Mandania, EllenWicker, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Lap band: the gift that keeps on giving.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Videopresented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Small bowel obstruction after gastric bypass.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Videopresented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Redo Redo Nissen: Third times a charm.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Videopresented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Does endoscopy at the time of revisional bariatric surgery decrease complication rates? Ananalysis of the NSQIP.” Sasha Wornock DO, Joshua Dilday DO, Benjamin Clapp MD, EricAnfeldt DO. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Recurrent hiatal hernia repair after distant gastric bypass.” Benjamin Clapp MD, AlexiaJauregui. Video submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Rates of readmission and ER visits of publicly funded patients in an MBSAQIP accreditedcenter.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Giancarlos Diaz, Christian Castro, Alexia Jauregui, Jisoo KimMD, Jesus Gamez MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Brian Davis MD. Abstract submitted toASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Smoking and Bariatric surgery: 2 things that don’t mix.” Invited presentation at the TexasAssociation for Bariatric Surgery 2020 Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2/7/2020.

“Medicaid readmission rates at an accredited center.” Invited presentation at the TexasAssociation for Bariatric Surgery 2020 Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2/7/2020.

“Are rates of perforated appendicitis higher in Border Counties in Texas?” Benjamin ClappMD, Simon Montelongo DO, Marah Hamdan BS, Christopher Dodoo MS, Jesus Gamez MD,William Klingsporn MD, Brian Davis MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Oral Presentation at the SouthTexas ACS, Mar 6, 2020.

“Safety of Additional Procedures at the Time of Revisional Bariatric Surgery.” Sasha HornockDO, Oriana Ellis MS, Joshua Dilday DO, Benjamin Clapp MD, Eric Ahnfeldt DO. Abstractaccepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH,Apr 2020.

“A primer on bowel obstructions after gastric bypass: what you need to know.” Evan LiggettMD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinaland Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“New onset cardiac arrhythmias after metabolic and bariatric surgery: an analysis of the TexasPublic Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Joshua Dilday DO, EvanLiggett MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Asiya Amin, Brian Davis MD. Abstract accepted as aposter at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH,Apr 2020.

“Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated morgagni hernia.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, EvanLiggett MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal andEndoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Failed bioabsorbable mesh in hiatal hernia repair: treatment options.” Benjamin Clapp MDFACS, Joshua Dilday DO. Video abstract REJECTED. the Society of American Gastrointestinaland Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia after TAPP and open prostatectomy.” Benjamin ClappMD FACS, Evan Liggett MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of AmericanGastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Endoscopy used as provocative testing in bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Public UseData File.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Evan Liggett MD, Christian Castro, Simon MontelongoDO, Kelsey Van Noy, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the Society ofAmerican Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Disparities in access to bariatric surgery in Texas 2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas PublicUse Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Evan Liggett MD, Cong Phan,Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Concurrent operations during bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Bryson Tudor MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael CutshallMD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an Oral Presentation at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Concomitant hiatal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy: a 5 year analysis of the Texas PublicUse Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Isaac Lee MD, AshtynBarrientes, Christina Alvara, Evan Liggett MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an OralPresentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. LasVegas, NV.

“Hiatal hernia repair 14 years after gastric bypass with implantation of bioabsorbable mesh.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Isaac Lee MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Video Abstract accepted at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Internal hernia after gastric bypass: 2 difficult cases with operative pearls - part 1.” BenjaminClapp MD, Isaac Lee MD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD. Video Abstract acceptedat the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Conversions to open surgery greatly increase complications: an analysis of the MBSAQIPdatabase.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Cong Phan, Christopher Dodoo MS, Isaac Lee MD, EvanLiggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Trends in revisional bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database 2015-2017.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Christopher Dodoo MS, William Klingsporn MD,Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a Poster ofDistinction at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas,NV.

“Trends in bariatric surgery in Texas: an analysis of a statewide administrative database2013-2017.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, William Klingsporn MD, Evan LiggettMD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“How many sleeve gastrectomies are done at non-accredited centers in Texas?” Benjamin ClappMD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD, Stephen Moreland MS, Christina Alvara, IsaacLee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an Oral Presentation at the American Societyof Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“The MBSAQIP is going viral! 176 hits and still going strong.” Benjamin Clapp MD, BrittanyHarper, MS, Ashtyn Barrientes, Ellen Wicker DO, Bryson Tudor MS, Christina Alvara, CongPhan, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic andBariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV

“Mesenteric abscess after gastric bypass caused by a permanent suture.” Benjamin Clapp MD,Carlos Lodeiro, Bryson Tudor MS, Ellen Wicker DO, Stephen Moreland MS, Evan Liggett MD,Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic andBariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Late term hiatal hernia after gastric bypass: an emerging problem.” Benjamin Clapp MD,Simon Montelongo DO, Loc-Uyen Vo MPH, Carlos Lodeiro, Brittany Harper MS, Isaac LeeMD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic andBariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV

“Barriers to bariatric surgery in Texas and its border counties.” Benjamin Clapp MD, BrittanyHarper MS, Russel Lolly, Carlos Lodeiro, Loc-Uyen Vo, Jesus Gamez MD, Dave DevemarkMD, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, LasVegas, NV. 2/26/19

“Opportunities for Statewide Research Collaborative: Trends in Bariatric Surgery in Texas2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File” Presented at the Texas Associationfor Bariatric Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. Feb 9, 2019.

“Inpatient vs. Outpatient Sleeve Gastrectomies in Texas: a primer on the Texas PUDF”Presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.Feb 9, 2019.

“Successful academic scholarship projects.” Faculty Development Workshop, TTUHSC PaulFoster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX. 11 Jan 2019.

“Laparoscopic management of sigmoid volvulus.” Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstractsubmitted to Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, Sept 2019.

“Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release for celiac artery compression syndrome.” BrianDavis MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstract presented at Digestive Disease Week, SanDiego CA, May 2019.

“Small bowel obstructions following the use of barbed sutures: a systematic review.” BenjaminClapp MD, William Klingsporn MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero, Robert Jones, AlanTyroch MD, Loyd Christensen. Poster presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal andEndoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Swimming with the Sharks: transitioning from residency/fellowship to private practice.”Faculty presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Trends in drain utilization in bariatric surgery using MBSAQIP database 2015-2016.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Ira Swinney, Ellen Wicker DO, Ginger Coleman MD, Calvin McNelly,Babak Sadri, Carlos Lodeiro, Chris Dodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Society ofAmerican Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Colon Surgery in Texas: A comparison of open, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries with regardto cost and utilization using a large administrative database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan LiggettMD, William Klingsporn MD, Ira Swinney, Mallory Schenk, Brian Davis MD, ChristopherDodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal andEndoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

(Video) 15 115GS TAPP Conquers All

“Laparoscopic revision of Dor to Nissen with Collis gastroplasty and placement of bioabsorbablemesh.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero. Videopresented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD,Apr 2019.

“Parastomal hernia with bioabsorbable mesh of a continent appendiceal-urinary conduit.”Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero. Invited video andpanel discussion at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

"Where are sleeves performed? An analysis of inpatient versus outpatient databases in a largestate." Benjamin Clapp MD, Lee Swinney MS, Mallory Schenk BS, Benjamin Clapp MD,Robert Jones BS, Elizabeth De La Rosa MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presentation at theAmerican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Comparison of bariatric complications using two large databases: does the data add up?”Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD, Dave Devemark MD, Jesus Gamez MD, ElizabethDeLaRosa MD, Robert Cullen. Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD, AlanTyroch MD. Oral presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Comparison of robotic revisional weight loss surgery and laparoscopic revisional weight losssurgery using the MBSAQIP databases.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD,Alan Tyroch MD. Oral presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and BariatricSurgeons. Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Neoplasms of the foregut” Benjamin Clapp MD. Presentation at the Third Annual SurgicalOncology Update, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX. April 26, 2018.

“Bladder versus TAPP: Who taps out first?” Benjamin Clapp, Matthew Wynn. Video abstractPresented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Oct 2018. Boston, MA

“Evaluation of the rate of anastomotic ulcer formation after gastric bypass using the MBSAQIPdatabase.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Angela Guerra, Joshua Hahn , Colin Martyn, Jesus Gamez.Abstract presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in animmunocompetent individual” Joe Krocker BS, Benjamin Clapp MD. Abstract presented at theSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“Laparoscopic management of sigmoid intussusception.” Yvette Faran BS, Jorge Miranda BS,Benjamin Clapp MD. Poster abstract presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal andEndoscopic Surgeons, Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“Alarming trends in the sleeve gastrectomy.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, CesarRicci MD, Colyn Martin MD, Montana O’Dell, Chase Foster, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstractpresented as a Top 10 Paper to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons,Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Pharmacobezoar causing a bowel obstruction after gastric bypass” Benjamin Clapp MD,Matthew Wynn BS, Cesar Ricci MD, Colyn Martin MD. Abstract presented at the AmericanSociety of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Management of mid body sleeve leak; bariatric medical tourism gone bad!” Benjamin ClappMD, Colyn Martin MD. Video presented at the American Society of Metabolic and BariatricSurgeons, Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Laparoscopic repair of large diaphragmatic hernia” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS.Video Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Sept 2017.

“Update on Bariatric Surgery” Benjamin Clapp MD. Invited Spotlight Presentation at theSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Sept 2017.

“Transforming lives: a gastric bypass that enabled a gender confirmation” Benjamin Clapp MD,Matthew Wynn BS, Montano O’dell BS. Poster presented at the Minimally Invasive SurgerySymposium, Las Vegas, NV. Mar 2017.

“Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair in pregnancy” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS.Poster presented at South Texas ACS, Austin, TX, Feb 2017.

“Marginal Ulcer After Gastric Bypass: Early or Late Complication?” Benjamin Clapp MD,Oral presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016.

“Laparoscopic management of perforated gallbladder after displacement of percutaneouscholecystostomy tube” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presented at the Society ofLaparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016. Awarded Best General Surgery Video.

“Management of hiatal hernia after gastric bypass with a bioabsorbable mesh” Benjamin ClappMD, Video presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016.

“Laparoscopic Revision of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication to Nissen Fundoplication”Azam Farukhi MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Brian Davis MD. Poster presentation at SoutheasternSurgical Congress, Atlanta, GA Feb 2016

“Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy” Benjamin Clapp MD, presented at the Texas Association forBariatric Surgery, San Antonio, TX, Jan 2016.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Plication: Worse case scenario.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Azam FaruhkiMD, presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, San Antonio, TX, Jan 2016.

“Gastric sleeve gone wrong: how do I get out of this?” Clapp B, Farukhi A, Flores J. Videoabstract presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Boston,MA, Mar 2016.

“Treatment of biliary disease with transgastric ERCP after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass” Clapp B,Farukhi A. Poster presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and EndoscopicSurgeons, Boston, MA, Mar 2016.

“Diagnostic utility of CT scans in detecting internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastricbypass” Clapp B, Farukhi A. Poster presentation to the Society of American Gastrointestinaland Endoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Mar 2016.

“Laparoscopic resection of and epiphrenic diverticulum” Benjamin Clapp MD, Videopresentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“Laparoscopic Management of a Large Type IV Paraesophageal Hernia” Benjamin Clapp MD,Video presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“TAPP conquers all” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the Society ofLaparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy” Presented to the 35th Annual Medical Education Congress ofthe Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians, El Paso, TX, Nov 2014.

“Leak Rates after Conversion of Lap Bands to Sleeve Gastrectomies or Gastric Bypass: Areview of the literature” Benjamin Clapp MD, Scientific presentation at the Society ofLaparoendoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Ischemic Colitis after a Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: a rare complication” Benjamin ClappMD, Micheal Bagg MD, Poster presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, LasVegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Malrotation” Benjamin Clapp MD, Videopresentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Laparoscopic Management of Perforated Gastric Ulcers after Gastric Bypass with a combinedLaparoscopic-Endoscopic Technique” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presented at the Society ofAmerican Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Salt Lake City, UT, Apr 2014.

“Disruption of a Gastric Plication leading to Fetal Loss” Benjamin Clapp MD, Videopresentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC, Oct 2013.

“General Surgery Coverage of Bariatric Emergencies” Benjamin Clapp MD, presented at theTexas Association for Bariatric Surgery, Dallas, TX, Jan 2013.

“Is Ursodiol necessary after sleeve gastrectomy” Benjamin Clapp MD. Oral Presentation at theSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2012.

“Management of Sleeve Gastrectomy Complications” Benjamin Clapp MD, Invited Panelist atthe Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, Austin, TX, Jan 2012.

“Bariatric Medical Tourism: Are we ready for the complications?” Benjamin Clapp MD. OralPresentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2010.

“Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy is Feasible and Cost Effective Using Off the ShelfInstruments” Benjamin Clapp MD. Oral Presentation at the Society of LaparoendoscopicSurgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2010.

“Chronic Biloma Ten Years after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy” Benjamin Clapp MD. VideoPresentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008

“Decreased visceral adipose tissue nine months after bariatric surgery is associated with dramaticchanges in metabolic gene expression” Joshua G Leichman MD, Terry King PhD, SnehalMehta MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Terry Scarborough MD, Erik B Wilson,MD, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD DPhil. Abstract at the American Society of Bariatric Surgeonsat San Diego, CA, July 2007.

(Video) USE OF BIOABSORBALBLE MESH FOR PARASTOMAL HERNIA OF VESICULAR-APPENDICEAL URINARY CONDUIT

“Laparoscopic Spleen Preserving Distal Pancreatectomy after Gastric Bypass forNesidioblastosis” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry ScarboroughMD. Poster presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,Las Vegas NV, Apr 2007.

“Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery” Harvinderpal Singh MD, Benjamin Clapp MD,Michael Kia DO, Steven Glorsky MD, Hardar Spivak MD, Terry Scarborough MD, ShermanYu, MD, Erik Wilson MD. Abstract and oral presentation at the Society of AmericanGastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, April 2007.

“Has the Management of Gallstone Ileus Changed in the Laparoscopic Era?” Benjamin ClappMD, Lizbeth Alarcon-Bernes MD, Morris Franklin MD. Poster presented to the Society ofAmerican Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Apr 2007.

“Laparoscopic Revision of a Non-Adjustable Gastric Band to a Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass”Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Video shownat the American College of Surgeons in Chicago, IL, October 2006.

“The Four Arm Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass” Benjamin Clapp MD, ShermanYu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Video shown at the 10th World Congress ofEndoscopic Surgery in Berlin, Germany, September 2006.

“Pediatric Deaths from BB and Pellet Guns” Mary Lumpkin MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, TammyKopelman MD, Marc Matthews MD, Dan Caruso MD, PJ O’Neill Phd MD. Oral Presentation atSouthwest Surgical Congress, Palm Springs, CA. Mar 2007.

“Four Arm Robotic Gastric Bypass: A new technique” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD,Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Presented at Minimally Invasive Robotic AssociationFirst Annual Conference, Innsbruck, Austria Dec 2005

“Bariatric Surgery Improves Glucose Metabolism and Leads to Favorable Changes in LeftVentricular Geometry in the Clinically Severe Obese.” Joshua G Leichman MD, David AguilarMD, Carol Wolin-Riklin RN, Dena White BA, Sherman Yu MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, TerryScarborough MD, Erik B Wilson, MD, and Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD DPhil. Abstract,American Heart Association, May 2006.

“Robotic Surgery” Presented to the 27th Annual Medical Education Congress of the SouthwestAssociation of Hispanic American Physicians, El Paso, TX, Nov 2006.


Licensure and certificates

Texas Medical License
Arizona Medical License
Board Certified in General Surgery in 2/2007
ACLS



Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons

Texas Medical Association

El Paso County Medical Society

Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians (SWAHAP)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS)



Service and committees

Treasurer of the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2020-2022.

Membership Committee, Texas Medical Association. 2020

SAGES abstract reviewer, 2019-2020

Community faculty member of the Year Texas Tech School of Medicine 2019

ASMBS Research Committee 2019-present

SAGES Publication Committee, 2018-present

SAGES Membership Committee, 2016-present

Reviewer for Surgery for Obesity and Related Procedures, 2016-present

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, San Francisco, 2017

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, Boston, MA, 2016

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, New York City, 2015

Outside Reviewer for Arizona Medical Board, 2015 - present

Abstract reviewer for SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, 2013-2015

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, Las Vegas NV, 2014

Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons April 2013- present

Reviewer for Obesity Surgery, December 2013- present

West Texas Representative to Executive Committee, TABS 2010-2012

Chief of General Surgery, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso TX 2009-2010, 2012, 2014,2016, 2017

Vice Chief of General Surgery, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso TX 2011

President of Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians 2011

SWAHAP Annual Congress Chairman 2011

Transfusion Committee, Providence Memorial Hospital, 2012-2013

Medical Director Providence Bariatric Center, 2010-present



Military Training

First Lieutenant US Army – Armor

(Video) Credibility of Bariatric Surgery Registries

Commissioned from Texas Tech ROTC

Combat Medic – highest enlisted rank E-4

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