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Dr. Alan Wittgrove, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Wittgrove

Dr. Alan Wittgrove, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Del Mar, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(858) 350-4700

Dr. Wittgrove accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wittgrove's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wittgrove performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Wittgrove performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wittgrove performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Wittgrove performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wittgrove performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Wittgrove performs this procedure more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Wittgrove's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Diabetes
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery

About Me

Dr. Wittgrove is know as the "Father of the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass".  He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the world in 1993.  Dr. Wittgrove has performed over 10,000 bariatric operations.  He has trained surgeons...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1976
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School
St Louis College Of Pharmacy
Undergraduate School
1976

Awards

Dr. Wittgrove's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wittgrove

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Wittgrove is the most caring health provider I have ever met. I am consistently amazed by his sincere interest in my health. He and his entire staff are kind and compassionate.
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He is simply the best at what he does. He is the only bariatric surgeon I would have operate on any of my family. He performed my surgery twenty years ago which changed my life and the procedure continues to help me immeasurably to safeguard my health. Now he has performed the same surgery on my...Read More
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Top Gastric Bypass surgeon, has done thousands of them. He is the best of the best. Look no further!
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Locations

Wittgrove Bariatric Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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