Dr. Grant Searles, MD

Dr. Grant Searles, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Grant Searles, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.Read his story

1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 350

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 277-1197

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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more than 90% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 83% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 24% of peers

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Dr. Searles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Searles "Focus General surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery. Education University of Oregon, B.S. '89, Summa Cum Laude. Oregon Health Sciences University, M.D. '93. Internship and Residency UC Davis East Bay Surgical Program '93-98. Academic Distinctions Residency: Chief Resident ABSITE score- 97th percentile. Medical School: American Medical Association education and research foundation scholarship, Clackamas county medical education foundation scholarship, Bowerman foundation graduate scholarship. Undergraduate: Theresa Kelly Janes leadership award, John J. Rogers pre-medical scholarship, US Bank/Stevens scholarship, American Heart Association summer science research fellowship, Dean's scholar '86-89, Phi Beta Kappa. Current Affiliations Providence Alaska Medical Center, 3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Alaska Regional Hospital, 2801 DeBarr Road, Anchorage, AK 99508. St. Elias Specialty Hospital, 4800 Cordova St, Anchorage, AK 99503 Surgery Center of Anchorage, 4001 Laurel Street, Suite A Anchorage, AK 99508 Alaska Surgery Center, 4100 Lake Otis Parkway, Ste. 222 Anchorage, AK 99508 Professional Activities Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons American College of Surgery American Society for Bariatric Surgery American Hernia Society"


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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Uc Davis East Bay
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Uc Davis East Bay
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Facs
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Searles' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Searles to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Searles' Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Wasilla, AK |
I just had hiatal hernia surgery with Dr. Searled. The care I received was great. His staff was awesome, and got me in as quick as possible. I would recommend this doctor to others.
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in Eagle River, AK |
I had a gastric bypass preformed by Dr Searles and am most pleased with outcome. The surgery was done well with no complications. Dr Searles and his staff were very helpful in all aspects of the surgery.
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in Anchorage, AK |
I was very Happy with Dr. searles. He isn't very chatty...but I wasn't there to make a close friend...I needed surgery. Everything he said he would do he did. Everything he said would happen...did...i healed quickly and I feel perfect! thank you Dr. searles! I have recommended five or six people to...more
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in Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Searles, Saved my life. He was caring and serious all at the same time. In my opinion, It seemed that he hadn't slept in ages. However, This fact in no way had any effect on the excellent surgery. I healed on godly fast because of his Method. I was very lucky to get him as a...more
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in Anchorage, AK |
I had surgery with Dr. Searles in July of 2009. His office staff was so helpful. I was excited ( of coarse) and called frequently with tons of questions. They never seemed irritated with me, even when I was bugging them a lot and were always so patient and helpful. Dr. Searles is a very...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Searles accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Searles has admitting privileges

Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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