Dr. Van Leavitt, DO

General SurgeryMale

Dr. Leavitt
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Agave Surgical Specialists

2919 S Ellsworth Rd Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85212

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(480) 887-4895

Dr. Van Leavitt, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Mesa, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arizona Specialty Hospital and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leavitt to book an appointment.

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Dr. Leavitt is affiliated with Arizona Specialty Hospital Chandler, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
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Dr. Leavitt's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leavitt performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Leavitt performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leavitt treats Hiatal Hernia more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Leavitt treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leavitt treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Leavitt treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Leavitt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Leavitt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Dr. Leavitt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leavitt

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Leavitt performed a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on me in May 2020. He did a fantastic job explaining everything at all pre-op appointments, including performing my EGD also. He explained everything that I would go through post-op, and has always been available if I had any questions.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katherine – Dec 14, 2020
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He was awesome! Would definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tiffany – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr Leavitt Is awesome! He spends time explaining things so that you know exactly whats going on and then does an outstanding job in the operating room. He took out my gallbladder emergently and it was flawless. Ive heard horror stories from other people that had different surgeons but Dr. Leavitt deserves all 5 stars plus 5 more!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 22, 2019
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Dr Levitt dos my beatric sleeve in 05/24/2019, by the time I had surgery I was educated in what will take place. Surgery when great, no nauseous, no mayor pain that he did not educated me on. I had my two week post operation and still The same profesional, well manner individua. He was able to comunícate with family he is bilingual and his nurses and staff very personable and kind. Will strongly recommend him he is more than a doctor I feel he cares
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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MARISELA in Gilbert, AZ – Jun 07, 2019
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Dr. Leavitt is Amazing! He did everything he could to make sure my surgery was a success. He checked on me every day I was in the hospital and was available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I highly recommend Dr. Leavitt and thank him tremendously!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stella Barmore in Chandler – Nov 07, 2018
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Dr. Leavitt did my gastric sleeve surgery 2 weeks ago. He did an amazing job! Best decision I ever made, and my recovery has been terrific! I recommend Dr. Leavitt for anyone considering this surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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San Tan Valley – Feb 20, 2018
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Dr. Leavitt is an excellent surgeon, incredibly knowledgeable and highly skilled. But what’s most impressive is the way he interacts with his patients, you can tell he truly cares. I’ve never had a doctor take so much time to explain things to me in a way that ensured I actually understood, all of my questions were answered and concerns addressed. I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery and highly recommend Dr. Leavitt!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Sonya in Gilbert, AZ – Jan 05, 2018
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He is an amazing surgeon. The time that he takes to explain everything and answer your questions is over and above any other surgeon. He is kind and thoughtful and has amazing bed aide manner. I would highly recommend him to all of my Grenada and family! He is truly one of a kind.!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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T. NIelson in Mesa, AZmqr – Jun 25, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Leavitt is a native of Arizona. He attended K-12 in the Gilbert public school system and later went on to ASU where he received a bachelor's degree...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Van Leavitt, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Leavitt has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Van Leavitt, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Van Leavitt, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Leavitt frequently treats Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, Hiatal Hernia, and Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leavitt treats.

Where is Dr. Van Leavitt, DO's office located?

Dr. Leavitt's office is located at 2919 S Ellsworth Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Van Leavitt, DO speak?

Dr. Leavitt speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Agave Surgical Specialists

Agave Surgical Specialists2919 S Ellsworth Rd Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85212
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Leavitt is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Arizona Specialty Hospital

Chandler, AZ

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Banner Gateway Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

St. Luke's Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average