Benjamin Schneider, M.D.

  • Surgery - Bariatric and Foregut Surgery
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • General Surgical Procedures

Biography

Benjamin E. Schneider, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as chief of the Division of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery. He previously served as section head of bariatric surgery. His surgical expertise includes bariatric/weight loss surgery, colon disorders, colorectal cancer, and hernia and abdominal wall surgeries.

Dr. Schneider earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then received advanced training in laparoscopy through two clinical fellowships, one at UT Southwestern and another at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017, Dr. Schneider served on numerous committees and as Director of the Weight Loss Surgery fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess, as well as Director of the Weight Loss Surgery program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Dr. Schneider’s research interests include bariatric surgery and its outcomes, as well as treatment of hernias and the foregut. A national and international guest lecturer and presenter, he is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and editorials.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.

In 2020, Dr. Schneider achieved top 1% in the nation in patient satisfaction at Texas Health Dallas, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) and Press Ganey.

Education & Training
  • Chief Resident - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2001-2002), General Surgery
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002-2002), Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Fellowship - Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (2003-2003), Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Colorado School of Medicine (1993-1997)
  • Internship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1997-1998), General Surgery
  • Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1998-2001), General Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021

Clinical Focus

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • General Surgical Procedures
  • Hernia & Abdominal Wall Repair Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Diaphragm Hernia Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux & Heartburn Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Heartburn

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