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Francisco Guzman, MD



Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
Metabolic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Obesity Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Management


Dr. Francisco Guzman-Pruneda is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his Medical School training in Monterrey, Mexico, his residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and a fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at Mount Sinai in New York City.

In addition, Dr. Guzman-Pruneda completed two research fellowships: in Immunology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer and in Pediatric Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine), and a Global Surgery Exchange Program in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Guzman’s clinical specialties include both laparoscopic and robotic approaches in general and bariatric surgery.


Guzman-Pruneda FA, Brethauer SA. Gastroesophageal Reflux After Sleeve Gastrectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 Feb;25(2):542-550. doi: 10.1007/s11605-020-04786-1. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

Guzman-Pruneda FA, Huang LC, Collins C, Renshaw S, Narula V, K Poulose B. Abdominal core quality of life after ventral hernia repair: a comparison of open versus robotic-assisted retromuscular techniques. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan;35(1):241-248.

Paredes AZ, Guzmán-Pruneda FA, Abdel-Misih S, Hays J, Dillhoff ME, Pawlik TM, Cloyd JM. Perioperative Morbidity of Gastrectomy During CRS-HIPEC: An ACS-NSQIP Analysis. J Surg Res. 2019 Sep;241:31-39

Wiseman J, Guzmán-Pruneda FA, Xourafas D, Paredes AZ, Dillhoff M, Abdel-Misih S, Pawlik T, Vauthey JN, Cloyd J. Neoadjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases Does Not Increase Postoperative Morbidity or Mortality Following Hepatectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Jul;229(1):69-77.e2

Guzmán-Pruneda FA, Husain S, Jones C, Beal EW, Porter E, Grove M, Moffatt-Bruce SM, Schmidt C. Compliance with Preoperative Care Measures Reduces Surgical Site Infection after Colorectal Operation. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec 24.