Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male

  

Dr. Steven Simper, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery.


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Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians

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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Dr. Simper's Reviews

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4.1

Based on 61 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What People Say About Dr. Steven Simper, MD
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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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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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Best Dr. Ever!! I had the best experience, I'm 13 yrs out and holding at 145lbs
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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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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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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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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 accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Simper's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Simper treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Simper performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simper performs Stomach Surgery more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Simper performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Simper's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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
  • Long-Term Mortality after Gastric Bypass Surgery, 2007
  • Evaluation of Carotid Artery Disease, 1994

Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Mark's Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Lds Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)