A pioneer in bariatric surgery and a specialist in gastric bypass and obesity, Dr. DeMaria has 23 years of experience and has performed over 2,000 bariatric surgery procedures and is considered an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures. His surgical skills are often sought for high risk patients and those with complications, as well as patients in need of revisional procedures to correct complications or reverse weight regain.
Prior to joining Bon Secours, Dr. DeMaria served as a general and trauma surgeon at WakeMed Faculty Physicians in Raleigh, N.C. Board certified in general surgery, he has published over 120 articles. In addition, he has served on several editorial boards and is an ad hoc reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the AMA, Annals of Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and the World Journal of Surgery.
Dr. DeMaria received his Bachelor of Arts in Medical Sciences from Boston University in Boston, Mass. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Continuing his medical studies at Brown, Dr. DeMaria completed a fellowship in Trauma Research.
Dr. DeMaria is a member of many professional organizations including the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), the Surgical Review Corporation, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Executive Council of ASMBS, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.