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Alex J. Addo, MD


Abdominal Hernia
General Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Inguinal Hernia
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia


Alex Johnson Addo, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He also completed a research fellowship at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland focusing on patient-driven-outcomes of minimally invasive benign foregut and complex abdominal wall reconstruction surgery. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences both nationally and internationally. He continues to be actively engaged in hernia related research. After graduating from general surgery residency, Dr. Addo underwent fellowship training in minimally invasive foregut and complex abdominal wall surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Dr. Addo employs advanced minimally invasive techniques in repairing inguinal, ventral, incisional and complex abdominal wall hernias. He is passionate about delivering exceptional care and tailored surgical solutions to his patients.


Young Investigator Award, Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Day, Geisinger Medical Center (2016)

3rd Place, Annual General Surgery Research Day, Department of General Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center (2016)

Tufts University Dr. Everett A. Rosen and Ruth E. Rosen Scholarship (2011-2015)

University of Toledo Graduate Tuition Scholarship and Assistantship Award (2005-2006)

Macalester College Dewitt Wallace Scholarship (2001-2005)


Addo AJ, Fatunmbi AM, Ramdeen SL, et al. Revision paraesophageal hernia repair outcomes in patients with typical and atypical reflux [published online ahead of print, 2022 Oct 3]. Surg Endosc. 2022;10.1007/s00464-022-09635-7. doi:10.1007/s00464-022-09635-7

Addo A, Carmichael D, Chan K, et al. Laparoscopic revision paraesophageal hernia repair: a 16-year experience at a single institution [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 17]. Surg Endosc. 2022;10.1007/s00464-022-09359-8. doi:10.1007/s00464-022-09359-8

Cook-Richardson S, Addo A, Kim P, Turcotte J, Park A. Show Me the Money, I'll Show You My Complications: Impacts of Incentivized Incident Self-Reporting Among Surgeons. J Surg Res. 2022;274:136-144. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2021.12.012

Addo A, George P, Zahiri HR, Park A. Patients with ineffective esophageal motility benefit from laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-07951-4

Addo A, Lu R, Broda A, George P, Zahiri HR, Belyansky I. Hybrid versus open retromuscular abdominal wall repair: early outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-08060-y

Addo A, Lu R, Broda A, et al. Impact of Body Mass Index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes following minimally invasive retromuscular abdominal wall reconstruction: a comparative analysis. Surg Endosc. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-08069-3

George P, Addo A, Brooks I, Park A. A Call for Engagement with the Surgical Patient. Surg Innov. 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620936004

Weltz AS, Addo A, Broda A, Connors K, Zahiri HR, Park A. The impact of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery on quality of life: do patients with atypical symptoms benefit? Surg Endosc. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-07665-7

Addo A, Sanford Z, Broda A, Zahiri HR, Park A. Age-related outcomes in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair: Is there a “too old” for antireflux surgery? Surg Endosc. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-07489-5

Lu R, Addo A, Ewart Z, et al. Comparative review of outcomes: laparoscopic and robotic enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) access retrorectus repairs. Surg Endosc. 2019. doi:10.1007/s00464-019-07132-y

Lu R, Addo A, Broda A, et al. Update on the Durability and Performance of Collis Gastroplasty For Chronic GERD and Hiatal Hernia Repair At 4-Year Post-Intervention. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020. doi:10.1007/s11605-019-04438-z

Addo A, Broda A, Reza Zahiri H, Brooks IM, Park A. Resolution of anemia and improved quality of life following laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2019. doi:10.1007/s00464-019-07054-9

Park A, Weltz AS, Sanford Z, Addo A, Zahiri HR. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is highly effective in the treatment of select patients with chronic cough. Surgery. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.01.036.

Zahiri, H. Reza, DO; Addo, Alex, MD, MPH; Park, Adrian E., MD, FRCSC, FCS(ECSA). Musculoskeletal disorders in minimally invasive surgery. Advances in Surgery. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.yasu.2019.04.020.