Steve R. Siegal MD, FACS

Steve R. Siegal MD

Steve R Siegal is a board certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Steve Siegal is a fellowship trained bariatric and upper GI surgeon. Originally from the Naples/Fort Myers area, he graduated from the University of Miami in 2008. He then received his medical degree from the University of Florida in 2013. Dr. Siegal then pursued his general surgery residency at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. It was there where his interest in minimally and non-invasive surgery blossomed. In addition to clinical training with some of the forefathers of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, Dr. Siegal published many research papers focused on hernia surgery, esophageal cancer, and reflux disease. While in Portland, Dr. Siegal had the privilege of working with the same eminent endoscopic and minimally invasive surgeons as Dr. Denk, receiving some of the best training in the nation.

Following his general surgery residency, Dr. Siegal pursued a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal, endoscopic and bariatric surgery at Penn State University where he focused on advanced surgical endoscopy. This training prepared him to build the first endoscopic bariatric program in his first position out of training, bringing procedures and techniques to a hospital system that had never been seen before, such as endoscopic gastric bypass revisions for patients seeking to lose more weight after previous bariatric surgery. As a Founding Member of the American Foregut Society, Dr. Siegal passionately contributes to and offers the premier therapies in gastroesophageal care. He has had the distinct honor of hosting the following American Foregut Society national webinars:



Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Siegal carries the following certifications: SAGES Flexible Endoscopy, Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy, Intuitive Robotic Surgery, Stop the Bleed, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. He additionally serves on the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy Board in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Clinical Practice Committee in the American Foregut Society, and the Flexible Endoscopy Committee in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He also is a professional medical expert witness in his field of expertise, having reviewed many cases. Additionally, Dr. Siegal has several publications in peer-reviewed journals including the following:

Endoscopic Rescue of Anastomotic Dehiscence after Urgent Gastric Bypass Revision
Siegal S, Smith D
VideoGIE – September 2022

Mesh Salvage Following Deep Surgical Site Infection
Siegal S, Morrell D, Orenstein S, Pauli E
International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery – March 2020

Preoperative High-Resolution Manometry Criteria is Associated with Dysphagia After Nissen Fundoplication
Siegal S, Dunst C, Robinson B, Dewey E, Swanstrom L, DeMeester S
The World Journal of Surgery – December 2018

Sarcopenia and Outcomes in Ventral Hernia Repair: A Preliminary Review
Siegal S, Guimaraes A, Lasarev M, Martindale R, Orenstein S
Journal of Hernia – August 2018

Gastric Ischemic Conditioning Prior to Esophagectomy is Associated with Decreased Strictures and Overall Complications
Siegal S, Haisley K, Parmar A, Tieu B, Schipper P, Hunter J, Dolan J
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery – June 2018

Risk Factors Associated with Missing Post-Esophagectomy Hospital Milestones
Siegal S, Dolan J, Dewey E, Parmar A, Petcu A, Tieu B, Schipper P, Hunter J
The American Journal of Surgery – February 2018

Sarcopenia is Not Associated with Morbidity, Mortality, or Recurrence After Esophagectomy for Cancer
Siegal S, Dolan J, Dewey E, Guimaraes A, Tieu B, Schipper P, Hunter J
The American Journal of Surgery – January 2018

Multiple Abdominal Port Site Recurrences after Esophagectomy for Low Stage Adenocarcinoma
Siegal S, Hunter J, Dolan J
Journal of Thoracic Oncology – September 2017

Is pH Testing Necessary Before Anti-Reflux Surgery in Patients with Esophagitis
Schwameis K, Lin B, Roman J, Olengue K, Siegal S, DeMeester S
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery – August 2017

Valve-Sparing Repair of Aortic Root Aneurysms: Update on Florida Sleeve
Hess P, Caranasos T, Siegal S, Klodell C, Beaver T, Martin T
Heart Surgery Forum – February 2014

Having similar training and passion for minimally and non-invasive GI surgery, Dr. Siegal was a natural addition to GI Surgical Specialists. He enjoys raising his young daughter, cycling, reading, running and skiing in the winters. Lastly, he has an active social media following and a vibrant YouTube channel.

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