Meet Dr. Edmund Chen

Edmund Chen, MD
DAVINCI Bariatric Surgery Specialist
at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Dr. Edmund Chen first became interested in bariatric surgery while conducting metabolic research at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, in 2008. Since then, he has gone through extensive training at prestigious institutions to become an award-winning bariatric surgeon who helps patients just like you in Plano, TX.

Prestigious Education and Training

The Johns Hopkins University
BA in Biology with honors
Awarded The Johns Hopkins University Charles D. Miller Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Dean's List.

Medical School
Cornell University - Weil Cornell Medical College
Awarded the Fabrizio Michelassi Medical Student Award in Surgery and the Helen F. Reichert Scholarship. 

Graduate Certificate in Health Services & Outcomes Research
Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine

Internship & Residency
Northwestern University - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
General Surgery
Awarded the Kavanal Surgical Scholar Award, Goldberg Resident Travel Award, and the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Award. 
Surgical mission trip to Retalhuleu, Guatemala. 

Duke University Health System
Fellow Surgeon

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Professional Affiliations

Dr. Edmund Chen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of multiple surgical organizations, including:

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

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Advanced Technology Used by Dr. Chen

Dr. Chen exclusively uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical system to perform surgeries with exceptional precision and accuracy. He specializes in ultra-minimally invasive da Vinci general and bariatric surgery. 

Robotic surgery involves small incisions instead of a large abdominal one, rendering it less invasive than traditional bariatric surgery. Patients can reap many potential benefits of robotic-assisted surgery, including reduced pain, less scarring, and a quicker return to normal activities.

Featured Surgeries Performed by Dr. Chen

Life Outside of the Practice

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Dr. Chen and his wife, Kathryn, live in Frisco, TX, along with their dog Riley and baby Grant William. When not in the operating room, he can be found skiing, scuba diving, hiking, and exploring the four corners of the world with his wife and son Grant. 

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5-Star Reviews Praising Our Plano Practice And Award-Winning Surgeons


Monica Blansett

Plano, TX


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Dr. Chen came into the room with the most cheerful disposition. You can tell that he has not lost his bedside manner like some doctors do. He was very informative & knowledgeable & was able to put all of my fears at ease. The office staff were very helpful & they know what they're doing when dealing with the insurance companies. I would highly recommend this set of doctors to anyone wanting bariatric surgery!

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Melissa Garcia

Plano, TX


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I did a lot and a lot of research! I came across Texas Center for Bariatrics. I had 2 different offices to give a call for a consult. I went with my heart and choose them! It is a BIG decision to actually come in for a consult. From the receptionists to my surgeon Dr. Chen everyone is so heartwarming and professional. I am now 2 weeks post op. And feel GREAT. I am very thankful for everything they have done and will continue to do for me. Plus they have Marty! Which is sooo adorable my son loves him!

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Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. They are affiliated with a number of national associations, including the:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)

To request a consultation, contact us online or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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