Dr. Gloria B. Chu MD
I was interested in science during high school. Later, after college, I worked in a research laboratory at a biopharmaceutical company. After a year, I realized I wanted to make more personal connections and spend more time working with patients, so I decided to go to medical school.
I chose to become a surgeon because it is a hands-on specialty that requires creativity and skill. In some ways, it is similar to the creative arts, such as drawing and painting, that I enjoy. My patients have a wide range of conditions, including obesity, gallbladder disease, hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastrointestinal stromal tumor, which is a tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Other conditions I manage include bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, and appendicitis.
I perform a variety of procedures. I can remove the gallbladder and appendix, and I repair inguinal, ventral, hiatal, and umbilical hernias using minimally invasive robotic surgery. I remove cysts and lipomas, which are benign tumors composed of fatty tissue, and perform small bowel and colon resections. In addition, I can remove the spleen if it has been injured and perform fundoplication surgery to manage GERD.
I also specialize in bariatric surgery. I perform gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy using robotic surgical techniques. In addition, I work with a team of dietitians and bariatric nurses to ensure comprehensive care.
I strive to do what is in the best interest of my patients. For the right candidates, bariatric surgery can be lifesaving. I guide my patients through the process. I enjoy advocating for them and helping to improve their quality of life.
- General Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Education & Experience:
- NYU Long Island School of Medicine
- Fellowship, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2014-2015
- UPMC Medical Education
- Residency, Surgery, 2009-2014
- New York Medical College
- Medical School
Certifications & Licensure:
- American Board of Surgery
- Certified in Surgery
- NY State Medical License
- Active through 2025
- Optimal Cefazolin Prophylactic Dosing For Bariatric Surgery: No Need For Higher Doses Or Intraoperative Redosing
Chen, Xing; Brathwaite, Collin E M; Barkan, Alexander; Hall, Keneth; Chu, Gloria; Cherasard, Patricia; Wang, Shan; Nicolau, David P; Islam, Shahidul; Cunha, Burke A
Obesity Surgery. 2017 03 ; 27(3):626-629