Dr. John J. Debarros, MD

Dr. John J. Debarros, MD

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General Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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4.7
based on 115 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Debarros
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Debarros' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (114)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (109)
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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.
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 have done there (Lapband, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve). I had the lapband done and I still go in on occasion to follow up or just to show them how well I'm doing. I am treated like family and if I have any
in Youngtown, AZ |
I have only had one appointment so far at the AZWLI but so far I have been very impressed. The staff was friendly and helpful, I spent almost no time in the waiting room before being seen and Dr Debarros was very patient in answering all of my questions. I am looking forward to my future visits.
in Avondale, AZ |
For many years I have tried and failed to lose weight so in desperation I decided to turn to weight loss surgery. After doing some research online I decided that Weight Loss Institute Of Arizona was right for me. I met with Dr. DeBarros and Dr. Orris at my initial consultation. They were both friendly, professional, answered all of my questions, and alleviated any concern I had about the procedure. I was very satisfied with the care that I received and am greatly looking forward to my procedure.
in Mesa, AZ |
I've been coming to WLIAZ for the last two years and i couldn't be happier. Everything has been easy peasy. They make me feel like I am not just a number. Also, the staff have been so professional and kind. Thank you!
in Avondale, Az |
My first visit with Dr. Debarros was awesome he explained the difference between each surgery made it easy to decide what procure I wanted to have done since this is all new to me I felt comfortable and ready to make a big choice. Today I had my EGD the process was wonderful easy and I had all the steps explained to me. Dr.Debarros even told us about some of his experiments to learn the study's of the human heart it was wonderful.
in Tempe, AZ |
Dr. Debarros is a great doctor. He knew all the answers to all of my questions and knew exactly how I'm feeling because he has had the same surgery that I'm getting. He has really made me feel confident in the surgery that I have picked. I can't wait until surgery! -James Sons
in Maricopa, AZ |
The whole staff treats you like a member of their family. I would highly recommend visiting their site before choosing someone else!
in Tempe, AZ |
Very friendly, patient, caring and sincerely concerned with the health of his patients.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin 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
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

    Completed in 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Debarros' Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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Dr. Debarros' Care Philosophy

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.