Miguel Burch, MD
Associate Director, General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Miguel A. Burch, MD is the Associate Director of General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery and is a member of the Esophageal Center at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Burch previously served in the Minimally Invasive, Bariatric Surgery and Trauma sections at Boston Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Society.
Dr. Burch has been the principal investigator on a number of surgical studies, and has written articles on adjustable gastric banding and trauma surgery. His research interests include hormonal mechanisms of weight loss after gastric bypass surgery, as well as transoral incision-less anti-reflux surgery.
Dr. Burch has been performing bariatric surgery for more than five years. He performs approximately 100 surgeries per year, evenly divided between gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band procedures.
Dr. Burch holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Mason University, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Burch served his internship and residency at the Boston Medical Center, where he earned awards for excellence in surgical critical care and the Lester Williams Teaching Award. He was named Chief Resident at Boston Medical Center in 2003, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2005.