Dr. John Debarros, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 64

General Surgery

Dr. John Debarros, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tempe, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Estrella Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Debarros, MD

Weight Loss Institute of AZ

1855 E Southern Ave Tempe, AZ 85282
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Based on 121 ratings

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I started seeing Dr. Debarros In 2016 after having the Lap Band put in by another Dr in 2010. I left the other Dr’s practice in 2013 after 3 years of being degraded for not loosing as much weight as he wanted. By 2016 I had gained all of my weight back +. The second I met Dr. Debarros he made me feel comfortable and worthy. We worked together to try to make the band work. But in Dec. 2017 I had to have it removed. In April 2018 I got the Gastric Sleeve & in 14 months I’ve lost 130lbs+. WLIAZ’s staff, nutritionists, doctors & Dr. Debarros don’t judge if you gain, they are truly there to help you be the healthiest you and make you feel wonderful about yourself! I can’t thank them enough!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shannon Langston in Peoria, AZ – Jun 16, 2019
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Kind, open, honest. Helped me get my life back on track to a healthy me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 18, 2019
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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 to barter with me to not go thru insurance & pay directly out of pocket & they would only chg me what insur would make me pay. When I said no they kept lowering the cost like car salesman. SHADY!!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mesa, AZ – Apr 21, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill M in Scottsdale, AZ – Apr 08, 2017
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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 her job and really cares about the patients. I have been going to the WLIAZ for over 6 months & everyone is pleasant and kind; 100% of the time. A RARETY in any business. I thank them all for helping m
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Caroline Parker in Queen Creek, AZ – Nov 02, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rodney A in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 10, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alyssa in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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mandysmaddness in Youngtown, AZ – Jun 10, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Miranda in Avondale, AZ – Jun 10, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MesaFan in Mesa, AZ – Apr 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gabriela Avila in Avondale, Az – Apr 15, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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James Sons in Tempe, AZ – Feb 24, 2016
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The whole staff treats you like a member of their family. I would highly recommend visiting their site before choosing someone else!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kim G in Maricopa, AZ – Jan 26, 2016
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Very friendly, patient, caring and sincerely concerned with the health of his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.F. in Tempe, AZ – Jan 21, 2016
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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,...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Docs Award, 2012
  • Top Docs Award, 2011
  • Top Docs Award, 2010
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, 2011

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What conditions does Dr. John Debarros, MD treat?

Dr. Debarros frequently treats the following conditions: Hiatal Hernia, Abdominal Pain, and Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System . See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Debarros, MD's office address?

Dr. Debarros' office is located at 1855 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John Debarros, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Debarros, MD is affiliated with Banner Estrella Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Is Dr. John Debarros, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. John Debarros, MD holds board certifications in General Surgery.

Does Dr. John Debarros, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.7/5 for Dr. John Debarros, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Debarros' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hiatal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Debarros treats Hiatal Hernia more than 10% of his peers

Dr. Debarros treats this condition more than 10% of his peers

Dr. Debarros' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

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(480) 829-6100

Dr. Debarros accepts the following insurance:

Ameriben
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Open Access Plus
City of Mesa Health Plan
HealthSmart
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
Zenith Administrators Inc

Locations

Weight Loss Institute of AZ

Weight Loss Institute of AZ1855 E Southern Ave Tempe, AZ 85282
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