Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
59 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.Read more

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Dr. Simper's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Layton, Utah |
Crapp for bedside manner. Flunked that in school. Did crapy work 4 times. F'd up 2 bowel resection, gastric bypass, hernia. Take your life in your hands with this I combatant thing who calls himself a MD.
in utah |
very good at explaining procedure. Very straight to the point does not mix words. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking medical procedure.
Salt Lake City, UT |
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!
Lyman, WY |
So busy ...the faster the more money in his pocket. GB and 3 more surgeries from complication because he thinks the faster the better = 46 days in the hospital. Still having problems. No way, ever will I recommend this doctor to friends and I will die before I allow him to touch me again.
in eagle mountain |
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..
in North Salt Lake, Utah |
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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Dr. Simper's 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.

Dr. Simper's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss


  • Medical School
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keesler Usaf Med Center

    Completed in 1989

    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Utah

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy