Division of Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Our Division is comprised of a team of fellowship-trained surgeons focused on delivering exemplary and patient-centered care. We are supported by an outstanding multidisciplinary team of nurses, nurse-practitioners, dieticians, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, and radiologists, among others.

The Division has two main Sections: one that offers services to treat all benign and malignant Esophageal and Gastric (Foregut) diseases, Surgical Management of Obesity, Abdominal Wall Hernias and biliary diseases, and one that offers care for all Colon and Rectal Diseases.

For Foregut Diseases our team provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and expert surgical and endoscopic care for the treatment of esophageal and gastric cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Barrett’s Esophagus, Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias, Gastroparesis, and Esophageal Achalasia among others. We work in close collaboration with our colleagues in Gastroenterology, Radiology, Endocrinology, and other specialties at VCU Health to provide the latest technology and a true multidisciplinary view of the problem at hand. This promotes for greater accuracy in diagnosis and better therapeutic decisions for all foregut diseases.

Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center

MBSAQIP Accredited Center of Excellence Certified by the American College of Surgeons & American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryVCU Health and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU are accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) to care for adults and also adolescents with clinically severe obesity. We are the only MBSAQIP accredited center in Virginia to offer weight loss surgery to adolescents and one of the few in the United States to offer both adult and adolescent bariatric surgery. In addition, the adult Bariatric Surgery Program has decade’s long tradition in excellence in clinical care, fellowship and residents training, and significant contributions to the advancement of the scientific knowledge by multiple publications of translational research findings. 

The division also boasts the VCU Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, a multidisciplinary program designed to offer the safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatments for all common and complex general surgery conditions such as biliary diseases and abdominal wall hernias including ventral, incisional, epigastric, hypogastric, flank, Spigelian, lumbar, parastomal, and inguinal hernias. We offer both laparoscopic and robotic techniques, including MIS component separation techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstructions.

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Section of the Division is also comprised of a multidisciplinary team offering surgical care for Colon, Rectal and Peri-Anal Cancer, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD; Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Diverticulitis, and all Benign Peri-anal diseases.

Research and continuing medical education remain a steadfast component of evidence-based patient care and outstanding outcomes. As such, our internationally respected faculty members conduct funded clinical and translational research and teach other surgeons the most modern techniques in the field of minimally invasive surgery. We offer an accredited fellowship program in Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

I welcome you to contact us directly if you are interested in learning more about our Division, or have any questions about the conditions we treat, or desire a clinic appointment with us.

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Paul J. Nutter Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Advanced Gastrointestinal & MIS Fellowship

To Contact the Division: (804)827-0045
Fax: (804)827-0670

Mailing Address:
Box 980519
Richmond, VA 23298-0519