Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  

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Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and revisional surgery. In addition to general surgery procedures. He joined RMAP in 2001, and began performing laparoscopic gastric bypass. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS) (link to procedure?). He is among a handful of surgeons who performs this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the duodenal switch procedure. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery. Dr. Simper has been a presenter in both national and international bariatric meetings, and is active in publishing can i buy phentermine over the counter papers and attending seminars to further his knowledge as to the surgical treatment of obesity. Dr. Simper is a native of Brigham City, Utah. After fulfilling his Air Force commitments and training, he returned to Utah to be closer to his family and the outdoors. He has six children, and his avocations include reading, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and hunting.

Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians

1160 E 3900 S Ste 4100

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas


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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 85% of peers
more than 82% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simper "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."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

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


  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • 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 Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Keesler Usaf Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simper to family and friends
based on 60 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Simper's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Salt Lake City, UT |
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 !!
in Eagle Mountain Utah |
Best Dr. Ever!! I had the best experience, I'm 13 yrs out and holding at 145lbs
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!
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Simper accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
    Value Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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