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Sara E. Martin del Campo,  MD  

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgery


Professional Statement

Sara E. Martin del Campo, M.D., M.S. is a Bariatric Surgeon with Swedish Weight Loss Services at First Hill and Issaquah. Dr. Martin del Campo is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon. Born in California, and raised in Illinois, Dr. Martin del Campo completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University. Dr. Martin del Campo went on to receive her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and she then completed her general surgery residency at the Ohio State University. During that time, she was awarded an NIH T32 research fellowship in cancer immunology that allowed her to simultaneously obtain a Masters degree in medical science. In her final year of residency, she was elected as Administrative Chief Resident and awarded the General Surgery Resident of the Year. She was then appointed Clinical Instructor at the Ohio State University and completed a fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Her training included advanced laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgical techniques in both general and bariatric surgery. She is experienced in performing the gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, revisional bariatric surgery, and endoluminal treatments. In addition to her prior basic science research, she has studied clinical outcomes in surgery and has authored multiple peer reviewed publications in the field. She enjoys the life-long relationships developed with her bariatric surgery patients through a multidisciplinary approach and finds immense reward in being a part of their journey as they improve their overall health and quality of life. In addition to spending time with her family, friends, and golden retriever, Dr. Martin del Campo enjoys hiking, kayaking, sporting events, fine cuisine, and travel.

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University of Iowa
medical school
Ohio State University Hospitals
residency, General Surgery
Ohio State University Hospitals
fellowship, Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Gastroplasty
  • Hernia Epigastric
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Insertion Of Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Band Adjustments
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Removal Of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision Of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Overstitch Procedure
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
  • Weight Loss And Bariatric Surgery
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Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
  1. Innes RW, Ameline-Torregrosa C, Ashfield T, Cannon E, Cannon SB, Chacko B, Chen NWG, Couloux A, Dalwani A, Denny R, Deshpande S, Egan AN, Glover N, Hans CS, Howell S, Ilut D, Jackson S, Lai H, Mammadov J, Martin del Campo S, Metcalf M, Nguyen A, O’Bleness M, Pfeil BE, Podicheti R, Ratnaparkhe MB, Samain S, Sanders I, Segurens B, Sevignac M, Sherman-Broyles S, Thareau V, Tucker DM, Walling J, Wawrzynski A, Yi J, Doyle JJ, Geffroy V, Roe BA, Maroof MAS, Young ND. Differential accumulation of retroelements and diversification of NB-LRR disease resistance genes in duplicated regions following polyploidy in the ancestor of soybean. Plant Physiology. 2008 December; 148(4): 1740–59. PMID 18842825. 
  2. Wawrzynski A, Ashfield T, Chen NWG, Mammadov J, Nguyen A, Podicheti R, Cannon SB, Thareau V, Ameline-Torregrosa C, Cannon E, Chacko B, Couloux A, Dalwani A, Denny R, Deshpande S, Egan AN, Glover N, Howell S, Ilut D, Lai H, Martin del Campo S, Metcalf M, O’Bleness M, Pfeil BE, Ratnaparkhe MB, Samain S, Sanders I, Segurens B, Sevignac M, Sherman-Broyles S, Tucker DM, Yi J, Doyle JJ, Geffroy V, Roe BA, Maroof MAS, Young ND, Innes RW. Replication of non-autonomous retroelements in soybean appears to be both recent and common. Plant Physiology. 2008 December; 148(4): 1760-71. PMID 18952860.
  3. Gray MR, Martin del Campo S, Zhang X, Zhang H, Souza FF, Carson WE 3rd, Smith AD. Metastatic melanoma: lactate dehydrogenase levels and CT imaging findings of tumor devascularization allow accurate prediction of survival in patients treated with bevacizumab. Radiology. 2014 February; 270(2): 425-34. PMID 24072776.
  4. Martin del Campo SE, Latchana N, Levine KM, Grignol VP, Fairchild ET, Jaime-Ramirez AC, Dao T, Karpa VI, Carson MY, Chan A, Carson WE 3rd. miR-21 enhances melanoma invasiveness via inhibition of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 expression: in vivo effects of miR-21 inhibitor. PLoS One. 2015 January; 10(1): e0115919. PMID 25587717. 
  5. Martin del Campo SE, Perry KA.  Endoluminal treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015 April; 17(2): 89-94. 
  6. Martin del Campo SE, Levine KM, Mundy-Bosse BL, Grignol VP, Fairchild ET, Campbell AR, Trikha P, Mace TA, Paul BK, Jaime-Ramirez AC, Markowitz J, Kondadasula SV, Guenterberg KD, McClory S, Karpa VI, Pan X, Olencki TE, Monk JP, Mortazavi A, Tridandapani S, Lesinski GB, Byrd JC, Caligiuri MA, Shah MH, Carson WE 3rd.  The Raf kinase inhibitor sorafenib inhibits JAK-STAT signal transduction in human immune cells. The Journal of Immunology. 2015 September 1; 195(5): 1995-2005. PMID 26238487. 
  7. Smith AD, Grey MR, Martin del Campo SE, Shlapak D, Ganeshan B, Zhang X, Carson WE 3rd. Predicting overall survival in patients with metastatic melanoma on anti-angiogenic therapy and RECIST stable disease on initial post-therapy images using CT texture analysis. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 September; 205(3): W283-93. PMID 26295664. 
  8. Grignol VP, Smith AD, Shlapak D, Zhang X, Martin del Campo SE, Carson WE 3rd. Increased visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio is associated with decreased overall survival in patients with metastatic melanoma receiving anti-angiogenic therapy. Surgical Oncology. 2015 December; 24(4): 353-358. PMID 26690825.
  9. Latchana N, Martin del Campo SE, Grignol VP, Clark JR, Albert SP, Zhang J, Wei L, Aldrink JH, Nicol KK, Ranalli MA, Peters SB, Gru A, Trihka P, Payne PR, Howard JH, Carson WE 3rd. Classification of indeterminate melanocytic lesions by microRNA profiling. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2017 Feb; 24(2): 347-354. PMID 27469124.
  10. Martin del Campo SE, Mansfield SA, Suzo AJ, Hazey JW, Perry KA.  Laparoscopic redo fundoplication improves disease-specific and global quality of life following failed laparoscopic or open fundoplication. Surgical Endoscopy. 2017 Apr 7 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 28389792.
  11. Zevin B, Jones EL, Martin del Campo SE, Perry KA.  Omission of preoperative esophageal manometry does not alter operative approach or postoperative dysphagia following laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. Diseases of the Esophagus.  2017 July; 30(7): 1-6.
  12. Martin del Campo SE, Chaudhry UI, Kanji A, Suzo AJ, Perry KA. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication controls symptoms and improves disease specific quality of life in patients with class I and class II obesity. Surgery. 2017 Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 28827001.

Textbook chapters

Strosberg DS, Martin del Campo SE, Renton DB. “Retirement: 401k, Roth IRAs, College Funds, and More.” The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Manual: Transition to Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017. Print. 

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Professional Associations

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
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  • English

Practice Locations

Sara E. Martin del Campo practices at two locations

Swedish Weight Loss Services - First Hill
1124 Columbia Street
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Weight Loss Services - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Suite 4560
Issaquah, WA 98029
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah