Dr. Van Leavitt, DO

Dr. Van Leavitt, DO

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37 y/o
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Dr. Van Leavitt, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 7 years. Read his story

Agave Surgical Associates

2919 S Ellsworth Rd Ste 101

Mesa, AZ 85212
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Accepted insurance

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

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Obesity
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more than 80% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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more than 52% of peers
Hernia
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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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Obesity
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Weight Loss
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Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • 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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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

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Dr. Leavitt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leavitt to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Leavitt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Leavitt accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Leavitt has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Gateway Medical Center
1900 N Higley Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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St. Luke's Medical Center
1800 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Mountain Vista Medical Center
1301 S Crismon Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
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