Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Dr. Steven Simper, MD

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Dr. Steven Simper, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Mark's Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simper to book an appointment.

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1160 E 3900 S Ste 4100 Salt Lake City, UT 84124

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Dr. Simper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simper

4.0

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
68.75%
(44)
4 Stars
7.8125%
(5)
3 Stars
1.5625%
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2 Stars
3.125%
(2)
1 Star
18.75%
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What went well
  • Office environment (55)
  • Staff friendliness (52)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (49)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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EXTREMELY knowledgeable.. He is one of the best surgeons in UTAH. During surgery in 2004 an unexpected life threatening problem was found and he was he was able to take care of it. A few more hours of surgery, but it saved my life. I am about to have more surgery for a different matter. My Gastroenterologist recommended 2 docs in Utah that he thought were skilled enough to do this procedure..I chose my doc and come to find out, he is an expert in my current medical situation. He's The Best!
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BRENDA ANDRUS in SALT LAKE CITY – Dec 20, 2017
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Catastrophic errors, breaking patient confidentiality. You have chosen the right DR. These are a few things you will hear from others that have or experienced as well. Go to the ER that's the only way to see me, Your fine take a Tylenol, drink more protein .Not to mention his favorite doctor's that he prefer only to assist W/H. So you may be waiting many days. Confidentiality show me my history scans etc.; But to compare my history to another patients information in excusable !!
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Salt Lake City, UT – Nov 04, 2017
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Best Dr. Ever!! I had the best experience, I'm 13 yrs out and holding at 145lbs
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Patricia Haskell in Eagle Mountain Utah – Jul 09, 2017
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very good at explaining procedure. Very straight to the point does not mix words. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking medical procedure.
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john in utah – Sep 13, 2016
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I wish I could give zero stars. This guy is a total hack. After my surgery, my stomach was severely distended. I went back to him to find out why and he said nothing was wrong. It took me a long time, but I finally found a doctor that specializes in abdominal hernias, which I had two from what Dr. Simper did. I found out that he left my abdomin open. I had to go through a 4 1/2 hour surgery to repair what Simper had messed up. I had been open from my sternum to my pubic bone. STAY AWAY!
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Salt Lake City, UT – Aug 04, 2016
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I was 282 at my highest. I'm holding at 150lbs and it's been 11 1/2 years. Dr Simper, gave me my life back..
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Patricia in eagle mountain – Apr 10, 2016
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While not particularly conversative. I feel completely confident that Dr Simper is a well season physician who truly cares about his patients and profession.
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Milt Buhrman in North Salt Lake, Utah – Feb 04, 2016
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Dr. Simper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper treats Obesity more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Simper treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Simper performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper treats Abdominal Pain more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Simper treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Simper's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Simper accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Medicaid
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Molina Healthcare
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
Value Care
SelectHealth
Tricare
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Options PPO
PacifiCare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is the will and ambition of our patients who ultimately make their weight loss possible. Treating the Whole Person is a critical part of the care given to my patients.

Biography

Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs the gastric bypass, duodenal...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Keesler Usaf Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
University of Utah
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Evaluation of Carotid Artery Disease, 1994
  • Health Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery After 6 Years, 9/19/2012
  • Retrograde jejunal intussesception might not be such a rare problem, 2008
  • Long-Term Mortality after Gastric Bypass Surgery, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Steven Simper, MD?

Call (385) 317-6538 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Steven Simper, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Steven Simper, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Simper's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Steven Simper, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Steven Simper, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simper frequently treats Obesity, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simper treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Simper, MD's office located?

Dr. Simper's office is located at 1160 E 3900 S Ste 4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steven Simper, MD speak?

Dr. Simper speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Steven Simper, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Simper has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simper is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Mark's Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Lds Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)