Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Campos is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and gastric diseases, abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, ventral and umbilical), gallbladder diseases and obesity treatments.

Dr. Campos, M.D., FACS, FASMBS offers these procedures:

  • Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
  • Weight loss surgery


Dr. Guilherme M. Rocha Campos has been in practice of surgery since 1999. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Pacific Coast Surgical Association, among others. Dr. Campos’ practice and research has focused on treatment outcomes after minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures for esophageal and gastric diseases, abdominal wall hernias, and obesity. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books, and has presented his work at more than 140 national and international meetings.


He started his career in the U.S. when he joined the faculty at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) as the Director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Motility and of the Bariatric Surgery Program. At UCSF, he re-structured the Bariatric Surgery Program and had a NIH funded Multidisciplinary Research Program. At UCSF he trained 15 clinical fellows in Advanced Minimally Invasive, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery. Dr. Campos moved to Richmond in the March of 2015, coming from University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison, where he had moved in 2009. At UW-Madison, he expanded the scope of practice of that Department of Surgery to include therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, novel Minimally Invasive techniques to treat Reflux Disease (GERD), and other advanced surgical and endoscopic techniques. He was also responsible for starting the Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Fellowship Program at that institution. In Richmond, he joined VCU as the Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and also serves as the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.


A native of Brazil, Dr. Campos is a graduate of the University of Parana School of Medicine in Brazil. Dr. Campos completed his surgical training in the U.S. as a Chief-Resident in General Surgery and as a Clinical Fellow in Minimally Invasive and Esophageal Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1999; and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Dr. Campos is an active swimmer and runner, and enjoys cooking, preferably grilling a good steak. He has traveled abroad numerous times to operate during medical missions and demonstrate surgical techniques to others during courses and medical meetings.


VCU Medical Center at Stony Point
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Phone: (804) 828-9331

Ambulatory Care Center
417 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Phone: (804) 828-8000
Fax: (804) 827-0670

MCV Department of Surgery at Forest Avenue
7301 Forest Avenue
Suite 100
Phone: (804) 828-8000