Philip Schauer, MD, is director of the bariatric surgery program at The Cleveland Clinic. Schauer's particular areas of expertise include laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. In addition to bariatric surgery, which includes gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, his specialty interests include laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, esophageal surgery, and hernia repair.
He is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on many research grants and has published numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters related to gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery. Memberships in professional and scientific societies include the American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.