Dr. John Debarros, MD

Dr. John Debarros, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Debarros, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Tempe, AZ. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

Weight Loss Institute of AZ

1855 E Southern Ave

Tempe, AZ 85282
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Accepted insurance

  • Ameriben
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • Triwest
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Top Care Areas


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Esophageal Surgery
more than 77% of peers
Stomach Diseases
more than 70% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 56% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Debarros "Dr. John DeBarros is a partner and one of the lead surgeons at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and one of the Phoenix area's top bariatric surgeons. Dr. DeBarros completed his degree and surgical residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. DeBarros also completed a prestigious fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Dr. DeBarros is committed to the health and well-being of his patients through a team approach that includes weight loss surgery, diet, exercise and educational support. He is a firm believer that these are key components to weight loss success."


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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Weight Loss


  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Docs Award, 2012
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, 2011
  • Top Docs Award, 2011
  • Top Docs Award, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Debarros' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Debarros to family and friends
based on 118 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (118)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Debarros' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Mesa, AZ |
I left this surgeon/clinic midway through the process to go to another: they wanted to do hernia repair in their outpatient clinic. I had 2 insurances that would cover costs. I did not want to do it at their clinic; insurance would not cover it there. The finance person & the surgeon actually tried...more
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in Scottsdale, AZ |
The Dr's and the staff at WLIA have been great. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the entire process. I would recommend them to anyone who is considering. Thanks
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in Queen Creek, AZ |
The WLIAZ is the absolute best bariatric surgery clinic! Dr. DeBarros is extremely professional and anytime I call or have the slightest concern; they get back to me ASAP! The entire staff beginning with Rhonda in finance, the girls that run the office's; are ALL top notch. The nutritionist knows...more
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in Phoenix, AZ |
Everyone at his offices were super friendly and very helpful. Dr. DeBarros was great. He answered all of my questions, made me feel comfortable about the procedure and I knew he was the one for me. The surgery went smooth and I have already lost 50 pounds. Thanks Dr. DeBarros.
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in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. DeBarros is the most amazing doctor. I had my surgery done in 2007 and have never regretted a day of it. I can not say enough about Dr DeBarros and Dr. Orris and Mike Murphy RD and staff, they are very caring and want you to succeed in your weight loss journey regardless of what surgery you...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Debarros accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Ameriben
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • Triwest
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Hospitals where Dr. Debarros has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
1500 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
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The Core Institute Specialty Hospital
6501 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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