Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
59 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Steven Simper, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Simper is affiliated with Intermountain Medical Center, Lds Hospital and St. Mark's Hospital....See Less

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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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.
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Dr. Simper's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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 59 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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 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

Hospitals where Dr. Simper has admitting privileges

St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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Lds Hospital
8th Avenue C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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