About Dr. Syn
David Syn, M.D.
Dr. Syn grew up in California and went to medical school and completed surgical training in New York. Since finishing his training in 2002 he has been practicing bariatric surgery in Lubbock, TX. He loves Texas and it is his home now and he has no plans for relocating from this great state. He is very passionate about his patients and his practice and in innovating to ensure the very best most up to date care for his patients. He has performed approximately 5,000 primary (first time) bariatric operations and over 1,000 revisional (redo) operations (most revisions by a single surgeon world-wide). Dr. Syn was trained in bariatric surgery during his residency and in practice has been trained additionally in robotic surgery and incisionless bariatric surgeries (EBTs, Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies). He performs minimally invasive Sleeve gastrectomies, Gastric Bypasses, Duodenal switch surgeries (standard and loop) and incisionless surgeries such as ESG (Endoscopic Sleeve gastroplasty) and has performed some of the most complex revisional operations possible. Dr. Syn also performs body contouring surgeries for his patients after massive weight loss. Dr. Syn has served as medical director for bariatric surgery at all the major hospitals in Lubbock and has advocated for better access for his patients at all levels. Dr. Syn is constantly looking at ways to improve surgeries and delivery of care, to make them safer and more effective and has multiple patents pending pertaining to such improvements.
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CLINICAL PRACTICE IN BARIATRIC AND GENERAL SURGERY, The Advanced Bariatric Surgery Center
GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY, St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York
July 1996 – June 2002
VASCULAR SURGERY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York
July 1999 – June 2000
M.D., State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine (Downstate)
Brooklyn, New York
August 1992 – May 1996
M.S., Georgetown University
August 1989 – August 1990
B.S., University of California at Riverside
September 1985 – June 1989
Columbia University, St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center, Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory
Defined the regional distribution of novel aneurysm-associated antigenic proteins.
New York, New York
July 1999 – July 2000
Georgetown University, Research Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Trained Cardiology Fellows in laboratory techniques in Cardiology research
December 1990 – August 1992
Georgetown University, Department of Biochemistry
Sequenced DNA of Cobra Venom Factor, an activator of complement
August 1990 – March 1991
D. Syn, M.D., K. Hardy, B.A., S. Xia, M.D., and M.D. Tilson, M.D. A Molecular Hypothesis for the Phenomenon of Generalized Arteriomegaly and/or Peritoneal Inflammation in Some Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Association for Academic Surgery 34th Annual Meeting. Tampa, Florida, November 2 – 4, 2000. Columbia University, St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York.
D. Syn, M.D., D. Fox, M.D., G. Giangola, M.D. Preoperative Imaging Facilitates Creation of Native Arteriovenous Fistulas: Early Results Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 28th Symposium on Vascular Surgery. Rancho Mirage, California. March 15 – 19, 2000.
Solomon, .A. J., Syn, D., Barbey, J. T. “A Simple In Vivo Model to Evaluate the Effects of Antiarrhythmic Agents” Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 15: 11 :2092-2096, 1992
Green, S. E., Gillis, R. A., Barbey, J. T., Solomon, A. J., Syn, D., Kuhn, F. E., Lidocaine Potentiates Cocaine-Induced His-Purkinje Conduction Prolongation American College of Cardiology 41st Annual Scientific Session. Dallas, Texas, April 12-16, 1992. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Green, S .E., Gillis, R. A., Barbey, J. T., Solomon, A. J., Syn, D., Kuhn, F. E., Sodium Bicarbonate Reverses Cocaine-induced QRS Prolongation by Elevating Serum pH American College of Cardiology 41st Annual Scientific Session. Dallas, Texas, April 12-16, 1992. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Green, S. E., Gillis, R. A., Barbey, J. T., Solomon, A. J., Syn, D., Kuhn, F. E., Cocaine induces Differential Alterations of Regional Blood Flow American College of Cardiology 41st Annual Scientific Session. Dallas, Texas, April 12-16, 1992. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Kuhn, F. E., Syn, D., Gillis, R. A. Deleterious Cardiovascular Effects of the Cocaine and Ethanol Metabolite, Cocaethylene AFCR. 1993. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives (AAMC-OSR), selected by the Dean of the College of Medicine 1993
President, Medical Council (Student Body) 1993 – 1994 Representative, Medical Class 1992 – 1996
Board Member, Faculty Student Association, SUNY Brooklyn 1993 – 1994
LCME site visit committee representative, SUNY Brooklyn 1993 Resident Director SUNY Brooklyn Housing 1995 -1996
Resident Assistant 1993 – 1995
Tutor for Harlem Education Project (New York, NY)
Tutored underprivileged junior high and high school students in preparation for their SATs 1993 -1994
Varsity Letters in Volleyball and Wrestling, North Torrance High, California, Black Belt, Tae K won Do