Shaina R. Eckhouse, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Endoscopy

Common Procedures

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic Duodenal Switch Revisional
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Upper endoscopy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Foregut disorders
  • Complex gallbladder
  • Gastric resections
  • Morbid obesity
  • Medical management of obesity

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Obesity Medicine


Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 2008


General Surgery Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2009
General Surgery Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2015


Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2016

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (Bariatric Education Committee)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (Bariatric Committee, Quality Committee)

American College of Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Specialty and Service Society Caucus

Awards and Honors

  • 2008, Gold Humanism Honors Society, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • 2008, Virginia Johnson Surgical Scholarship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • 2009, Society of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting Scholarship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • 2009, Max S. Rittenbury Intern of the Year, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • 2012, Lillehei Young Investigator Finalist, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • 2012, Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association
  • 2013, Dabney R. Yarbrough III, MD Research Award, Medical University of South Carolina, SC
  • 2014, Resident Research Award for Basic Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • 2018, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Faculty Leadership Award, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
  • 2019, 4900 Surgery Friend to the Nurses Award, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO

Areas of Research Interest

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes, Quality Improvement in MIS and Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Trials

Randomized Controlled Trial Using Telehealth Monitoring and Patient Education to Reduce Bariatric Surgery Readmissions. (Funded by BJH Foundational Grant and currently enrolling patients)


2020 – Using Text Messaging Based Platform to Collect Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) for Monitoring and Patient Education to Reduce Bariatric Surgery Readmissions (Principal Investigator)

Financial Disclosures

Gore – Consultant


Grossman J, Pierce A, Mody J, Gagne J, Sykora C, Sayood S, Cook S, Shomer N, Liang SY, Eckhouse SR. Institution of a Novel Process for N95 Respirator Disinfection with Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide in the Setting of the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Large Academic Medical Center. J Am Coll Surg. 2020. PMCID:PMC7184977 PMID:32353399

Yoshino M, Kayser BD, Yoshino J, Stein RI, Reeds D, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR, Watrous JD, Jain M, Knight R, Schechtman K, Patterson BW, Klein S. Effects of Diet versus Gastric Bypass on Metabolic Function in Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2020;383(8):721-732. PMCID:PMC7456610 PMID:32813948

Kushner BS, Freeman D, Sparkman J, Salles A, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR. Assessment of postoperative nausea and vomiting after bariatric surgery using a validated questionnaire. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16(10):1505-1513. PMID:32665115

Majumder A, Eckhouse SR, Brunt LM, Awad MM, Dimou FM, Eagon JC, Holden S, Fone H, Blatnik JA. Initial Experience with a Virtual Platform for Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Interviews. J Am Coll Surg. 2020;231(6):670-678. PMCID:PMC7497742 PMID:32950602

Dimou FM, Ackermann N, Chang SH, Freeman D, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR. Understanding the Current Role of Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg. 2021. PMID:33783678

Kushner BS, Freeman D, Waldrop A, Sparkman J, Dimou F, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR. Infection prevention plan to decrease surgical site infections in bariatric surgery patients. Surg Endosc. 2021. PMID:33978849

Rogers BD, Bennet M, Hobbs P, Eckhouse SR, Eagon JC, Gyawali P. Esophageal Physiologic Testing of Obese Subjects as a Part of Bariatric Surgery Planning Foregut. 2021. doi:

COVIDSurg Collaborative Co-authors .. Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: the COVIDSurg mortality score. Br J Surg. 2021. PMID:34227657

Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network and COVIDSurg Collaborative.. Early outcomes and complications following cardiac surgery in patients testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019: An international cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162(2):e355-e372. PMCID:PMC8019234 PMID:33933259

Kushner BS, Hall B, Pierce A, Mody J, Guth RM, Martin J, Blatnik JA, Eckhouse SR. Reducing Operating Room Cost: Comparing Attending and Surgical Trainee Perceptions About the Implementation of Supply Receipts. J Am Coll Surg. 2021. PMID:34530125

Chang SH, Gasoyan H, Wang M, Ackermann N, Liu X, Herrick C, Eckhouse S, Dimou F, Vuong L, Colditz GA, Eagon JC. 10-year weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and attendance at follow-up visits: a single-center study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021. PMID:34953743

Landin MD, Gordee A, Lerebours RC, Kuchibhatla M, Eckhouse SR, Seymour KA. Trends in risk factors for readmission after bariatric surgery 2015-2018. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2022. PMID:35135744

COVIDSurg Collaborative.. Outcomes and Their State-level Variation in Patients Undergoing Surgery With Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the USA: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Ann Surg. 2022;275(2):247-251. PMCID:PMC8745946 PMID:34793350


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building 4
1044 North Mason Road
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO  63141

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
Floor 8, Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110

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