About Benjamin Clapp, MD FACS FASMBS

Dr. Benjamin Clapp

Our surgeon is Dr. Benjamin Clapp. He is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery and has been in practice for over 14 years. He is board certified in General Surgery and is an expert in bariatric surgery, but also in laparoscopic surgery. He is an El Pasoan, and a graduate of Coronado High School.

After attending medical school at Texas Tech, he went on to do his surgical residency in Phoenix, AZ. This was followed by a fellowship in bariatric and robotic surgery at the University of Texas at Houston. He does advanced laparoscopic surgery, but specializes in weight loss surgery. He offers the laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisions of previous weight loss surgery.

Dr. Clapp is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech School of Medicine and has rotating medical students. He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Providence Memorial in El Paso and also the medical director of the bariatric center there.

“I love performing bariatric surgery. There’s few areas of medicine where you help people so much or so effectively. Not only do we restore the patients’ quality of life, but we extend their life by getting at the root of their medical problems, namely obesity. I’ve been blessed to have weight loss surgery as a career.” ~ Benjamin Clapp, MD FACS FASMBS

Professional Experience

Benjamin Clapp MD, PA, El Paso, TX
Private Practice
8/2006-Present
General and laparoscopic surgery with a focus on bariatrics. Recently Chief of surgery at Providence Hospital. I currently have privileges at three community hospitals. I am an associate clinical professor of Surgery at the Texas Tech Paul F Foster School of Medicine with students rotating with me on their Surgery clerkship. I also have residents rotate with me from Texas Tech School of Medicine and William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, TX
7/2005-7/2006
Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Completed fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Also extensive training in flexible endoscopy. Our program has a specific interest in bariatric surgery and is designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Active in emergency general surgery call at a 1000 bed hospital. My instructor responsibilities included teaching residents and medical students.

Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
6/2000-6/2005
General Surgery Resident
Trained in general surgery from my intern year to my chief resident’s year at Maricopa Medical Center. The program was heavy with trauma, burn and critical care. MMC is a busy level one trauma center. Spent away rotations with Lee Swanstrom in Portland, OR, at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and at the University of Arizona. Active in research during residency.


Educational Background

Medical Degree, MD (2000)
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Lubbock , Texas

Premedical requirements (1994-1996)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO – El Paso , Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Russian Language and Area Studies (1993)
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – Lubbock , Texas



Publications

Comment on “Sleeve gastrectomy with concomitant hiatal hernia repair in obese patients: long-term results on gastroesophageal reflux disease” Benjamin Clapp MD. Accepted for publication at Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 5/25/2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.05.027

Invited commentary on "Outcomes of re-operative surgery in severely obese patients after sleeve gastrectomy: A single institution experience. Benjamin Clapp MD. Accepted for publication at Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 5/23/20. DOI/10.1016/j.soard.2020.05005

The Safety of Additional Procedures at the Time of Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Sasha Hornock DO, Oriana Ellis MD, Joshua Dilday DO, Julia Bader PhD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Eric Ahnfeldt DO. Submitted to Surgical Endoscopy 4/4/2020.

The MBSAQIP is going viral! 176 hits and still going strong. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper, MS, Ashtyn Barrientes, Ellen Wicker DO, Bryson Tudor MS, Christina Alvara, Cong Phan, Alan Tyroch MD. Under revision at Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Trends in bariatric surgery in Texas: an analysis of a state-wide administrative database 2013-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, William Klingsporn MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Accepted for publication 2/9/20 at Surgical Endoscopy. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-020-07533-4

Disparities in access to bariatric surgery in Texas 2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Evan Liggett MD, Cong Phan, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Journal of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons 2020;24(2):e2020.00016. DOI:10.4293/JSLS.2020.00016.

How many sleeve gastrectomies are done at non-accredited centers in Texas? Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD, Stephen Moreland MS, Christina Alvara, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(5)658-652. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.013

Trends in revisional bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database 2015-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Christopher Dodoo MS, William Klingsporn MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Mar 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.03.002

Concomitant operations during bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Benjamin Clapp MD, Bryson Tudor MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Alan Tyroch MD. Under revision at Obesity Surgery, Nov 2019.

Late term hiatal hernia after gastric bypass: an emerging problem. Benjamin Clapp MD, Simon Montelongo MD, Loc-Uyen Vo MPH, Carlos Lodeiro, Brittany Harper MS, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2020 Apr;16(4):471-475. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.018

Conversions to open surgery greatly increase complications: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Benjamin Clapp MD, Cong Phan, Christopher Dodoo MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(5):634-643. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.026

Concomitant hiatal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy: a 5 year analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File. Benjamin Clapp MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Isaac Lee MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Christina Alvara, Evan Liggett MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Under review at Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 9/2019.

Barriers to bariatric surgery in Texas and its border counties. Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Loc-Uyen Vo, Christopher Dodoo MS, Alan Tyroch MD. El Paso Physician. 2019;42(4):5-9.

Utilization of laparoscopic colon surgery in the Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF). Clapp B, Klingsporn W, Harper B, Swinney IL, Dodoo C, Davis B, Tyroch. JSLS. 2019 Jul-Sep;23(3). pii: e2019.00032. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2019.00032JSLS.

Small bowel obstructions following the use of barbed sutures: a systematic review. Benjamin Clapp MD, William Klingsporn MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero, Robert Jones, Alan Tyroch MD, Loyd Christensen. Surgical Endoscopy, 2019:34(3), 1261-1269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-06890-z

Trends in drain utilization in bariatric surgery using MBSAQIP database 2015-2017. Benjamin Clapp MD, Ira Swinney, Ellen Wicker DO, Ginger Coleman MD, Babak Sadri, Carlos Lodeiro, Chris Dodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Accepted for publication in Obesity Surgery, 9/23/2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-019-04215-6.

Comparison of robotic revisional weight loss surgery and laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery using the MBSAQIP databases.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Carlos Lodeiro, Christopher Dodoo, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019;15(6):909-919. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.022

Where are sleeves performed? An analysis of inpatient versus outpatient databases in a large state. Benjamin Clapp MD, Lee Swinney MS, Mallory Schenk BS, Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones BS, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019;15(7): 1066-1074. Published online: March 20, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.002

Comparison of bariatric complications using two large databases: does the data add up? Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD, Dave Devemark MD, Robert Cullen BS, Christopher Dodoo MS. Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019;15(7): 1122-1131. Published online: March 25, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.041

Transforming lives: a gastric bypass that enabled a gender confirmation” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS. CRSLS, MIS Case Reports. http://crsls.sls.org/2018-00097/

Evaluation of the rate of anastomotic ulcer formation after gastric bypass using the MBSAQIP database. Benjamin Clapp MD, Angela Guerra, Joshua Hahn , Christopher Dodoo MS, Elizabeth De La Rosa MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Endosc (2018). June 2019, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 1890–1897. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-6468-6

Long term (7 or more years) outcomes of the sleeve gastrectomy: a meta-analysis. Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, Colyn Martin MD, Montana O’Dell, Chase Foster, Alan Tyroch MD. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Jun;14(6):741-747.

Optimal initial trocar placement for morbidly obese patients. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2018 Oct-Dec; 22(4): e2017.00101. doi: [10.4293/JSLS.2017.00101]

CT scan reliability in detecting internal hernia after gastric bypass. Mohammed Farukhi MD, Michael Mattingly MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2017;21(4):e2017.00054.

Stricture rates after Gastric Bypass with a Hand Sewn Anastomosis. Benjamin Clapp MD, Javier Flores. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. 2015, 10(4): 165-168. doi:10.1089/bari.2015.0028.

Small Bowel Obstruction After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with Nonclosure of Mesenteric Defects. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2015;19(1):e2014.00257. doi:10.4293/JSLS.2014.00257

Histopathologic Changes in the Resected Specimens of Sleeve Gastrectomies. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2015 Jan-Mar; 19(1): e2013.00259. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2013.00259

Prosthetic Bioabsorbable Mesh for Hiatal Hernia Repair during Sleeve Gastrectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2013;17:641-644.

Anatomic Landmarks in the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2013;17(3): 388-389.

Small Bowel Obstruction after FloSeal Use. Benjamin Clapp MD, Antonio Santillan MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2011;15(3): 361-364.

Significant pediatric morbidity and mortality from intracranial ballistic injuries caused by nonpowder gunshot wounds. A case series. O’Neill PJ, Lumpkin MF, Clapp B, Kopelman TR et al. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2009;45(3): 205-9.

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome after Gastric Bypass. Benjamin Clapp MD, Bruce Applebaum MD. Benjamin Clapp MD, Bruce Applebaum MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2010; 14(1): 143-146.

Laparoscopic Management of Small Bowel Intussusception in a 16 Year Old with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome”. Benjamin Clapp MD, Angel Morales MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2008; 12(3): 332-335.

Endoscopic Findings and Treatments of Retained Foreign Bodies after Gastric Bypass. Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Surgical Endoscopy 2007; 21(7): 1216-1220.

Patient Comprehension and Recall after Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Benjamin Clapp MD, Marcia Plett PA-C, Andrew Kassir, MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2007; 11(2): 242-245.

Preoperative Upper Endoscopy is Useful Prior to Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2007; 11(1): 94-97.

Robotic Assistance provides excellent outcomes during the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: results from 100 robotic assisted gastric bypasses. Sherman Yu MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, William Albrecht BS, Michael Lee BS, Terry Scarborough MD, Erik Wilson MD. American Journal of Surgery 2006; 192: 746-749.




Research Interests and Presentations

“Operative considerations for gangrenous cholecystitis in a bypass patient.” Kevin Climaco MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Emergency Department visits after bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Hospital Emergency Department Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Roshni Mandania, Christian Castro, Jisoo Kim, Natalie Merchant, Alan Tyroch. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“A meta-analysis of smoking and bariatric surgery: what is the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Roshni Mandania, Marah Hamdan, Christopher Dodoo, Natalie Merchant, Lee Swinney, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Does type of insurance affect follow-up? Five year follow up and outcomes in an accredited community bariatric practice.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Brittany Harper, Sam Grasso, Jisoo Kim, Asiya Amin, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Laparoscopic Reversal of Gastric Bypass for Secondary Oxalate Nephropathy” Samuel Grasso DO, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Magnetic sphincter augmentation at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Christopher Dodoo, Brittany Harper, Sam Grasso, Jisoo Kim, Marah Hamdan, Christian Castro, Alan Tyroch. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Safety of liver biopsy at the time of bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Jisoo Kim, Christian Castro, Christopher Dodoo, Roshni Mandania, Ellen Wicker, Brian Davis. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Lap band: the gift that keeps on giving.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video presented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Small bowel obstruction after gastric bypass.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video presented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Redo Redo Nissen: Third times a charm.” Alex Schrodt MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video presented at the South Texas ACS, Houston, TX. Mar 2020.

“Does endoscopy at the time of revisional bariatric surgery decrease complication rates? An analysis of the NSQIP.” Sasha Wornock DO, Joshua Dilday DO, Benjamin Clapp MD, Eric Anfeldt DO. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Recurrent hiatal hernia repair after distant gastric bypass.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Alexia Jauregui. Video submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Rates of readmission and ER visits of publicly funded patients in an MBSAQIP accredited center.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Giancarlos Diaz, Christian Castro, Alexia Jauregui, Jisoo Kim MD, Jesus Gamez MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Brian Davis MD. Abstract submitted to ASMBS, Atlanta GA, Nov 2020.

“Smoking and Bariatric surgery: 2 things that don’t mix.” Invited presentation at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2020 Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2/7/2020.

“Medicaid readmission rates at an accredited center.” Invited presentation at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2020 Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2/7/2020.

“Are rates of perforated appendicitis higher in Border Counties in Texas?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Simon Montelongo DO, Marah Hamdan BS, Christopher Dodoo MS, Jesus Gamez MD, William Klingsporn MD, Brian Davis MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Oral Presentation at the South Texas ACS, Mar 6, 2020.

“Safety of Additional Procedures at the Time of Revisional Bariatric Surgery.” Sasha Hornock DO, Oriana Ellis MS, Joshua Dilday DO, Benjamin Clapp MD, Eric Ahnfeldt DO. Abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“A primer on bowel obstructions after gastric bypass: what you need to know.” Evan Liggett MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“New onset cardiac arrhythmias after metabolic and bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Joshua Dilday DO, Evan Liggett MD, Christopher Dodoo MS, Asiya Amin, Brian Davis MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated morgagni hernia.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Evan Liggett MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Failed bioabsorbable mesh in hiatal hernia repair: treatment options.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Joshua Dilday DO. Video abstract REJECTED. the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia after TAPP and open prostatectomy.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Evan Liggett MD. Video abstract accepted at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Endoscopy used as provocative testing in bariatric surgery: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD FACS, Evan Liggett MD, Christian Castro, Simon Montelongo DO, Kelsey Van Noy, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Cleveland OH, Apr 2020.

“Disparities in access to bariatric surgery in Texas 2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Evan Liggett MD, Cong Phan, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Concurrent operations during bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Bryson Tudor MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an Oral Presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Concomitant hiatal hernia repair with sleeve gastrectomy: a 5 year analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Katherine Aguirre PhD, Isaac Lee MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Christina Alvara, Evan Liggett MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an Oral Presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Hiatal hernia repair 14 years after gastric bypass with implantation of bioabsorbable mesh.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Isaac Lee MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Video Abstract accepted at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Internal hernia after gastric bypass: 2 difficult cases with operative pearls - part 1.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Isaac Lee MD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD. Video Abstract accepted at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Conversions to open surgery greatly increase complications: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Cong Phan, Christopher Dodoo MS, Isaac Lee MD, Evan Liggett MD, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Trends in revisional bariatric surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database 2015-2017.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Christopher Dodoo MS, William Klingsporn MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Michael Cutshall MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a Poster of Distinction at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Trends in bariatric surgery in Texas: an analysis of a statewide administrative database 2013-2017.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, William Klingsporn MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ashtyn Barrientes, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“How many sleeve gastrectomies are done at non-accredited centers in Texas?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Michael Cutshall MD, Stephen Moreland MS, Christina Alvara, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as an Oral Presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“The MBSAQIP is going viral! 176 hits and still going strong.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper, MS, Ashtyn Barrientes, Ellen Wicker DO, Bryson Tudor MS, Christina Alvara, Cong Phan, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV

“Mesenteric abscess after gastric bypass caused by a permanent suture.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Carlos Lodeiro, Bryson Tudor MS, Ellen Wicker DO, Stephen Moreland MS, Evan Liggett MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV.

“Late term hiatal hernia after gastric bypass: an emerging problem.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Simon Montelongo DO, Loc-Uyen Vo MPH, Carlos Lodeiro, Brittany Harper MS, Isaac Lee MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract accepted as a poster at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2019. Las Vegas, NV

“Barriers to bariatric surgery in Texas and its border counties.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Brittany Harper MS, Russel Lolly, Carlos Lodeiro, Loc-Uyen Vo, Jesus Gamez MD, Dave Devemark MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. 2/26/19

“Opportunities for Statewide Research Collaborative: Trends in Bariatric Surgery in Texas 2013-2017: an analysis of the Texas Public Use Data File” Presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. Feb 9, 2019.

“Inpatient vs. Outpatient Sleeve Gastrectomies in Texas: a primer on the Texas PUDF” Presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. Feb 9, 2019.

“Successful academic scholarship projects.” Faculty Development Workshop, TTUHSC Paul Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX. 11 Jan 2019.

“Laparoscopic management of sigmoid volvulus.” Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstract submitted to Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, Sept 2019.

“Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release for celiac artery compression syndrome.” Brian Davis MD, Benjamin Clapp MD. Video abstract presented at Digestive Disease Week, San Diego CA, May 2019.

“Small bowel obstructions following the use of barbed sutures: a systematic review.” Benjamin Clapp MD, William Klingsporn MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero, Robert Jones, Alan Tyroch MD, Loyd Christensen. Poster presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Swimming with the Sharks: transitioning from residency/fellowship to private practice.” Faculty presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Trends in drain utilization in bariatric surgery using MBSAQIP database 2015-2016.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Ira Swinney, Ellen Wicker DO, Ginger Coleman MD, Calvin McNelly, Babak Sadri, Carlos Lodeiro, Chris Dodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Colon Surgery in Texas: A comparison of open, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries with regard to cost and utilization using a large administrative database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan Liggett MD, William Klingsporn MD, Ira Swinney, Mallory Schenk, Brian Davis MD, Christopher Dodoo, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Laparoscopic revision of Dor to Nissen with Collis gastroplasty and placement of bioabsorbable mesh.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero. Video presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

“Parastomal hernia with bioabsorbable mesh of a continent appendiceal-urinary conduit.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Evan Liggett MD, Ellen Wicker DO, Carlos Lodiero. Invited video and panel discussion at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2019.

"Where are sleeves performed? An analysis of inpatient versus outpatient databases in a large state." Benjamin Clapp MD, Lee Swinney MS, Mallory Schenk BS, Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones BS, Elizabeth De La Rosa MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Poster presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Comparison of bariatric complications using two large databases: does the data add up?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Alan Tyroch MD, Dave Devemark MD, Jesus Gamez MD, Elizabeth DeLaRosa MD, Robert Cullen. Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Oral presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Comparison of robotic revisional weight loss surgery and laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery using the MBSAQIP databases.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Robert Jones, Evan Ligget MD, Alan Tyroch MD. Oral presentation at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Nov 2018. Nashville, TN.

“Neoplasms of the foregut” Benjamin Clapp MD. Presentation at the Third Annual Surgical Oncology Update, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX. April 26, 2018.

“Bladder versus TAPP: Who taps out first?” Benjamin Clapp, Matthew Wynn. Video abstract Presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Oct 2018. Boston, MA

“Evaluation of the rate of anastomotic ulcer formation after gastric bypass using the MBSAQIP database.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Angela Guerra, Joshua Hahn , Colin Martyn, Jesus Gamez. Abstract presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in an immunocompetent individual” Joe Krocker BS, Benjamin Clapp MD. Abstract presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“Laparoscopic management of sigmoid intussusception.” Yvette Faran BS, Jorge Miranda BS, Benjamin Clapp MD. Poster abstract presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Seattle, WA, Apr 2018.

“Alarming trends in the sleeve gastrectomy.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, Cesar Ricci MD, Colyn Martin MD, Montana O’Dell, Chase Foster, Alan Tyroch MD. Abstract presented as a Top 10 Paper to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Pharmacobezoar causing a bowel obstruction after gastric bypass” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, Cesar Ricci MD, Colyn Martin MD. Abstract presented at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Management of mid body sleeve leak; bariatric medical tourism gone bad!” Benjamin Clapp MD, Colyn Martin MD. Video presented at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Washington DC, Oct 2017.

“Laparoscopic repair of large diaphragmatic hernia” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS. Video Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Sept 2017.

“Update on Bariatric Surgery” Benjamin Clapp MD. Invited Spotlight Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Sept 2017.

“Transforming lives: a gastric bypass that enabled a gender confirmation” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS, Montano O’dell BS. Poster presented at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. Mar 2017.

“Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair in pregnancy” Benjamin Clapp MD, Matthew Wynn BS. Poster presented at South Texas ACS, Austin, TX, Feb 2017.

“Marginal Ulcer After Gastric Bypass: Early or Late Complication?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Oral presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016.

“Laparoscopic management of perforated gallbladder after displacement of percutaneous cholecystostomy tube” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016. Awarded Best General Surgery Video.

“Management of hiatal hernia after gastric bypass with a bioabsorbable mesh” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2016.

“Laparoscopic Revision of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication to Nissen Fundoplication” Azam Farukhi MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Brian Davis MD. Poster presentation at Southeastern Surgical Congress, Atlanta, GA Feb 2016

“Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy” Benjamin Clapp MD, presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, San Antonio, TX, Jan 2016.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Plication: Worse case scenario.” Benjamin Clapp MD, Azam Faruhki MD, presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, San Antonio, TX, Jan 2016.

“Gastric sleeve gone wrong: how do I get out of this?” Clapp B, Farukhi A, Flores J. Video abstract presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Mar 2016.

“Treatment of biliary disease with transgastric ERCP after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass” Clapp B, Farukhi A. Poster presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Mar 2016.

“Diagnostic utility of CT scans in detecting internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass” Clapp B, Farukhi A. Poster presentation to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Mar 2016.

“Laparoscopic resection of and epiphrenic diverticulum” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“Laparoscopic Management of a Large Type IV Paraesophageal Hernia” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“TAPP conquers all” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2015.

“Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy” Presented to the 35th Annual Medical Education Congress of the Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians, El Paso, TX, Nov 2014.

“Leak Rates after Conversion of Lap Bands to Sleeve Gastrectomies or Gastric Bypass: A review of the literature” Benjamin Clapp MD, Scientific presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Ischemic Colitis after a Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: a rare complication” Benjamin Clapp MD, Micheal Bagg MD, Poster presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Malrotation” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2014.

“Laparoscopic Management of Perforated Gastric Ulcers after Gastric Bypass with a combined Laparoscopic-Endoscopic Technique” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Salt Lake City, UT, Apr 2014.

“Disruption of a Gastric Plication leading to Fetal Loss” Benjamin Clapp MD, Video presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC, Oct 2013.

“General Surgery Coverage of Bariatric Emergencies” Benjamin Clapp MD, presented at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, Dallas, TX, Jan 2013.

“Is Ursodiol necessary after sleeve gastrectomy” Benjamin Clapp MD. Oral Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, Sept 2012.

“Management of Sleeve Gastrectomy Complications” Benjamin Clapp MD, Invited Panelist at the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery, Austin, TX, Jan 2012.

“Bariatric Medical Tourism: Are we ready for the complications?” Benjamin Clapp MD. Oral Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2010.

“Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy is Feasible and Cost Effective Using Off the Shelf Instruments” Benjamin Clapp MD. Oral Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY, Sept 2010.

“Chronic Biloma Ten Years after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy” Benjamin Clapp MD. Video Presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008

“Decreased visceral adipose tissue nine months after bariatric surgery is associated with dramatic changes in metabolic gene expression” Joshua G Leichman MD, Terry King PhD, Snehal Mehta MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Terry Scarborough MD, Erik B Wilson, MD, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD DPhil. Abstract at the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons at San Diego, CA, July 2007.

“Laparoscopic Spleen Preserving Distal Pancreatectomy after Gastric Bypass for Nesidioblastosis” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Poster presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas NV, Apr 2007.

“Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery” Harvinderpal Singh MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Michael Kia DO, Steven Glorsky MD, Hardar Spivak MD, Terry Scarborough MD, Sherman Yu, MD, Erik Wilson MD. Abstract and oral presentation at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, April 2007.

“Has the Management of Gallstone Ileus Changed in the Laparoscopic Era?” Benjamin Clapp MD, Lizbeth Alarcon-Bernes MD, Morris Franklin MD. Poster presented to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV, Apr 2007.

“Laparoscopic Revision of a Non-Adjustable Gastric Band to a Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Video shown at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago, IL, October 2006.

“The Four Arm Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Video shown at the 10th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery in Berlin, Germany, September 2006.

“Pediatric Deaths from BB and Pellet Guns” Mary Lumpkin MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Tammy Kopelman MD, Marc Matthews MD, Dan Caruso MD, PJ O’Neill Phd MD. Oral Presentation at Southwest Surgical Congress, Palm Springs, CA. Mar 2007.

“Four Arm Robotic Gastric Bypass: A new technique” Benjamin Clapp MD, Sherman Yu MD, Erik Wilson MD, Terry Scarborough MD. Presented at Minimally Invasive Robotic Association First Annual Conference, Innsbruck, Austria Dec 2005

“Bariatric Surgery Improves Glucose Metabolism and Leads to Favorable Changes in Left Ventricular Geometry in the Clinically Severe Obese.” Joshua G Leichman MD, David Aguilar MD, Carol Wolin-Riklin RN, Dena White BA, Sherman Yu MD, Benjamin Clapp MD, Terry Scarborough MD, Erik B Wilson, MD, and Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD DPhil. Abstract, American Heart Association, May 2006.

“Robotic Surgery” Presented to the 27th Annual Medical Education Congress of the Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians, El Paso, TX, Nov 2006.


Licensure and certificates

Texas Medical License
Arizona Medical License
Board Certified in General Surgery in 2/2007
ACLS




Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons

Texas Medical Association

El Paso County Medical Society

Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians (SWAHAP)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS)




Service and committees

Treasurer of the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery 2020-2022.

Membership Committee, Texas Medical Association. 2020

SAGES abstract reviewer, 2019-2020

Community faculty member of the Year Texas Tech School of Medicine 2019

ASMBS Research Committee 2019-present

SAGES Publication Committee, 2018-present

SAGES Membership Committee, 2016-present

Reviewer for Surgery for Obesity and Related Procedures, 2016-present

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, San Francisco, 2017

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, Boston, MA, 2016

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, New York City, 2015

Outside Reviewer for Arizona Medical Board, 2015 - present

Abstract reviewer for SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, 2013-2015

Moderator at SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, Las Vegas NV, 2014

Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons April 2013- present

Reviewer for Obesity Surgery, December 2013- present

West Texas Representative to Executive Committee, TABS 2010-2012

Chief of General Surgery, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso TX 2009-2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

Vice Chief of General Surgery, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso TX 2011

President of Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians 2011

SWAHAP Annual Congress Chairman 2011

Transfusion Committee, Providence Memorial Hospital, 2012-2013

Medical Director Providence Bariatric Center, 2010-present




Military Training

First Lieutenant US Army – Armor

Commissioned from Texas Tech ROTC

Combat Medic – highest enlisted rank E-4