Dr. Vivek Kumbhari is the director of bariatric endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine at Johns Hopkins for five years and recently joined the medical staff at Sibley, where he sees patients on Mondays and Fridays.
Dr. Kumbhari provides a range of services, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His expertise includes minimally invasive, non-surgical therapies to facilitate weight loss and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as performing endoscopic therapies to treat oncologic conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Kumbhari has research interests in endoscopic innovation, interventional endoscopic ultrasonography, obesity, submucosal endoscopy and treatment of metabolic disease. He has contributed to over 150 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and invited reviews, and speaks both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Khumbari is also a member of the Bariatric Surgery Source Advisory Council. He reviews content to help ensure accurate, up-to-date information is available online to prospective patients.
Expertise in oncologic endoscopic therapies include:
- EUS-guided billiary drainage; pancreatic drainage; coil and glue injection of gastric varices; and drainage of pancreatic fluid collections
- EGD/Col with full thickness resection
- Large polyp EMR and ESD
- Double balloon enteroscopy
- Barrett's ablation (cryoablation and RFA)
- Barrett's EMR and ESD
Expertise in bariatric endoscopy include:
- Management of post-surgical conditions
- Minimally invasive, incisionless weight loss therapies, including gastric balloon, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and aspiration therapy
- Endoscopy suturing to reduce the size of the gastric pouch and outlet for gastric bypass; treat leaks and fistulas; and secure full-covered stents