Homero Rivas

General surgeon, Bariatric surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Bariatric Surgery Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5800
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Professional Education

Fellowship: University of Louisville Department of Surgery (6/2002) KY

Professional Education: Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business (8/2008) TX

Residency: University of North Dakota (9/2000) ND

Board Recertification, American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2010)

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2001)

Fellowship, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery (2003)

Medical Education: Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango (6/1994) Mexico

Honors & Awards

Honorary Fellow, Brazilian College of Surgery (October, 2012)

Honorary Fellow, Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (July, 2011)

Junior Faculty of the Year Teaching Award, General Surgery Residency Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (June, 2006)

Resident Achievement Award, General Surgery Program, University of North Dakota (June, 2000)

Distinguished Business Leader Award, Southern Methodist University, Edwin Cox School of Business (April, 2008)

Honor Graduate, Mexican Medical Licensing Examination (June, 1994)

Winner of the Benito Juarez Award for Highest Academic Average, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, School of Medicine (1993)

Comparison of robotic and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery systems in a suturing and knot tying task.
Eisenberg, D., Vidovszky, T. J., Lau, J., Guiroy, B., & Rivas, H. (2013). Comparison of robotic and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery systems in a suturing and knot tying task. Surgical endoscopy, 27(9), 3182-3186.

Consensus statement of the consortium for LESS cholecystectomy
Ross, S., Rosemurgy, A., Albrink, M., Choung, E., Dapri, G., & Zundel, N. (2012). Consensus statement of the consortium for LESS cholecystectomy. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 26(10), 2711-2716.

Intermediate results of a prospective randomized controlled trial of traditional four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Phillips, M. S., Marks, J. M., Roberts, K., Tacchino, R., Onders, R., & Shah, S. (2012). Intermediate results of a prospective randomized controlled trial of traditional four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 26(5), 1296-1303.

Prospective randomized controlled trial of traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Report of preliminary data
Marks, J., Tacchino, R., Roberts, K., Onders, R., Denoto, G., & Shah, S. (2011). Prospective randomized controlled trial of traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Report of preliminary data. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 201(3), 369-373.

Modified single-incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
Scott, D. J., Castellvi, A. O., Varela, J. E., & Rivas, H. (2010). Modified single-incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 24(9), 2314-2315.

Cost Consciousness and Medical Education
Rivas, H., Morton, J. M., & Krummel, T. M. (2010). Cost Consciousness and Medical Education. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 363(9), 888-889.

Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: initial evaluation of a large series of patients
Rivas, H., Varela, E., & Scott, D. (2010). Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: initial evaluation of a large series of patients. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 24(6), 1403-1412.

Consensus statement of the consortium for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery
Gill, I. S., Advincula, A. P., Aron, M., Caddedu, J., Canes, D., & Teixeira, J. (2010). Consensus statement of the consortium for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 24(4), 762-768.

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery: case report of SILS adjustable gastric banding
Oltmann, S. C., Rivas, H., Varela, E., Goova, M. T., & Scott, D. J. (2009). Single-incision laparoscopic surgery: case report of SILS adjustable gastric banding. SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES, 5(3), 362-364.

Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia: How I Do It
Rivas, H., & Rege, R. V. (2009). Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia: How I Do It. JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY, 13(3), 542-549.

Single Port Laparoscopy. The new evolution of endoscopic surgery.
Rivas H. (2009). Single Port Laparoscopy. The new evolution of endoscopic surgery. Asian J Endosc Surg, Dec 2(3).

Endoscopic hemostasis using endoclip in early gastrointestinal hemorrhage after gastric bypass surgery
Tang, S.- jiang, Rivas, H., Tang, L., Lara, L. F., Sreenarasimhaiah, J., & Rockey, D. C. (2007). Endoscopic hemostasis using endoclip in early gastrointestinal hemorrhage after gastric bypass surgery. OBESITY SURGERY, 17(9), 1261-1267.

Endoclip closure of jejunal perforation after balloon dilatation
Tang, S.- jiang, Tang, L., Gupta, S., & Rivas, H. (2007). Endoclip closure of jejunal perforation after balloon dilatation. OBESITY SURGERY, 17(4), 540-543.

Current attitudes to the laparoscopic bariatric operations among European surgeons
Rivas, H., Martinez, J. L., Delgado, S., Vidal, J., & Lacy, A. M. (2004). Current attitudes to the laparoscopic bariatric operations among European surgeons. OBESITY SURGERY, 14(9), 1247-1251.

Image of the month. Slippage of stomach through an adjustable gastric lap-band.
Rivas, H., Cacchione, R., & Allen, J. W. (2004). Image of the month. Slippage of stomach through an adjustable gastric lap-band. Archives of surgery , 139(10), 1127-1128.

Laparoscopic assisted colectomies in kidney transplant recipients with colon cancer
Rivas, H., Martinez, J. L., Delgado, S., & Lacy, A. M. (2004). Laparoscopic assisted colectomies in kidney transplant recipients with colon cancer. JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, 14(4), 201-204.

Laparoscopic-assisted colectomy in patients with liver cirrhosis
Martinez, J. L., Rivas, H., Delgado, S., Castells, A., Pique, J. M., & Lacy, A. M. (2004). Laparoscopic-assisted colectomy in patients with liver cirrhosis. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 18(7), 1071-1074.

Jaundice due to extrabiliary gallstones.
Stevens, S., Rivas, H., Cacchione, R. N., O'Rourke, N. A., & Allen, J. W. (2003). Jaundice due to extrabiliary gallstones. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 7(3), 277-279.

Laparoscopic management of Meckel's diverticulum in adults
Rivas, H., Cacchione, R. N., & Allen, J. W. (2003). Laparoscopic management of Meckel's diverticulum in adults. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 17(4), 620-622.

Intracorporeal suturing and knot tying broadens the clinical applicability of laparoscopy.
Allen, J. W., Rivas, H., Cocchione, R. N., & Ferzli, G. S. (2003). Intracorporeal suturing and knot tying broadens the clinical applicability of laparoscopy. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 7(2), 137-140.

Totally laparoscopic management of gallstone ileus
Allen, J. W., McCurry, T., Rivas, H., & Cacchione, R. N. (2003). Totally laparoscopic management of gallstone ileus. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 17(2).

A simple technique for decompression of distended gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Rivas, H., & MaCcoll, C. (2002). A simple technique for decompression of distended gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 16(11), 1640-1640.

Understanding and optimizing laparoscopic videosystems
Rivas, H., Cacchione, R., & ALLEN, J. N. (2002). Understanding and optimizing laparoscopic videosystems. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 16(9), 1376-1376.

Medical events during airline flights
Rivas, H. (2002). Medical events during airline flights. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 347(7), 535-536.