Dr. Van Leavitt, DO

Dr. Van Leavitt, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Van Leavitt, DO is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 2 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.Read his story

Agave Surgical Associates

2919 S Ellsworth Rd Ste 101

Mesa, AZ 85212
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Leavitt performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 80% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 52% of peers
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Leavitt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leavitt "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 in Spanish literature and linguistics. He is fluent in Spanish and has gone on several medical missions trips to Mexico where he has been able to treat underserved populations. He attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for his medical school training. Upon completion of his medical degree he was accepted into a general surgery residency program at Beaumont Health in Detroit, Michigan through Michigan State University. Dr. Leavitt trained heavily in laparoscopic surgery, trauma surgery, colorectal surgery, hernia surgery, anti-reflux surgery, breast surgery, wound care, and endoscopy including EGD and colonoscopy. He is board certified to treat a wide range of medical conditions including disorders of the gallbladder, stomach, intestines, and colon. After successfully completing his 5-year residency he was accepted at Banner Gateway Weight Loss Center as a bariatric fellow for one year where he was dedicated to learning more about obesity and its surgical treatment. He presented some of his bariatric research at Obesity Week in Los Angeles and at the SAGES conference in Boston. Dr. Leavitt is currently a member of several surgical societies including: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, AOA"
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

7  Conditions Treated

19  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Midwestern Univ AZ College of Oseopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Botsford General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leavitt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leavitt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leavitt to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Leavitt'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 Comments (3)

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.
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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...more
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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.!!
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