Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Dr. Steven Simper, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  

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Dr. Steven Simper, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

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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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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Dr. Simper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Simper "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."


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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



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 61 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

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Dr. Simper's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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in 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...more
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in Eagle Mountain Utah
Best Dr. Ever!! I had the best experience, I'm 13 yrs out and holding at 145lbs
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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.
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in 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...more
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