Joseph Melendez-Davidson, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Locations

Memorial Division of General Surgery

4651 Sheridan Street Suite 350
Hollywood, FL 33021

954-276-8559

954-966-9762

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Memorial Division of General Surgery

2301 N. University Drive Suite 103
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

954-276-1400

954-322-8115

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About Me

Joseph W. Melendez-Davidson, MD, a general and bariatric surgeon, earned his medical degree in 2009 from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He then completed his general surgery residency with his first year at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, his second year at the University of Florida Medical Center in Gainesville, and his final three years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as chief resident. Following his one-year fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Melendez-Davidson joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2015.

Dr. Melendez-Davidson offers a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss, and he is an integral part of Memorial’s exceptional team of surgeons, who help and support patients as they move in a long-term, strategic fashion toward healthier lives. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Melendez-Davidson performs general surgery procedures such as hernia repair.

Areas of Focus

  • Anti-reflux Surgery (GERD)
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery

Education

Education

Ponce School Of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2009

Internships

Mount Sinai Hospital Center, 2010, Surgery

Residency

Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida, 2011, Surgery
Univ Of Alabama At Birmingham Schl Of Medicine, 2014, Surgery

Fellowships

Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2015, Bariatric Surgery

Certifications

American Board of Surgery-Surgery

Awards, Achievements, and More

Research

  • Fistula Post Gastrectomia en Manga, Teleconferencia Latinoamericana de Cirujia (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery: Jejunojejunostomy Elongation, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Antireflux Rivision Surgery with Toupet Fundoplication, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Emotional Reactivity in Children with ADHD (Colorado State University Department of Clinical Psychology)

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons  (SAGES)
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

Awards

  • United States Air Force Academy Commendation
  • Outstanding Unit Award - US Air Force
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), 2022
  • Master Surgeon in Hernia Surgery, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), 2022

Awards and Recognitions

SRC Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery seal

Memorial Hospital Pembroke Center of Excellence | Hernia Surgery

SRC Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery seal

Surgeon of Excellence | Hernia Surgery

Chronic Nausea and Vomiting Relieved by Enterra Implant Surgery at Memorial

Chronic Nausea and Vomiting Relieved by Enterra Implant Surgery at Memorial

Memorial bariatric surgeon Joesph Melendez-Davidson, MD, explains how patients who suffer from gastroparesis, a disease that prevents the stomach from contracting normally, find relief from chronic nausea and vomiting through the surgical implantation of the Enterra gastric neurostimulator.

The surgical procedure is quick and patients can go home the same day.
Memorial Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Memorial Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Brett Cohen, MD, Chief of the Memorial Bariatric Weight-Loss Program, and surgeons with our program explain the basic information they need you to know about weight-loss surgery at Memorial. They discuss the benefits of our process and procedures, and several of our patients who are living happily after surgery share their experiences.