Dr. Van Wagner, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Wagner
Accepting new patients

Heart of America Bariatrics, LLC

10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A Saint Louis, MO 63128

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(314) 776-7112

Dr. Van Wagner, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Mercy Hospital South. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wagner to book an appointment.

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Dr. Wagner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wagner treats Obesity more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Wagner treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wagner performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Wagner performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wagner performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Wagner performs this procedure more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Wagner's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Umbilical Hernia

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Dr. Wagner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wagner

4.5

Based on 18 ratings

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4 Stars
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What went well
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  • Wait times (17)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
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  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Excellent don’t think twice this is your guy!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Wagner was a phenomenal surgeon. I love the communication and his passion for his craft. I just had my surgery December 28 and I can't imagine having another surgeon on this journey to a healthier life.
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Jessica in Florissant, MO – Jan 03, 2017
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I think Dr Wagner is not interested in your well being, but rather another surgery notch in his belt. I had the lap-band put in 4 years ago. I immediately noticed what looked like a hernia. He dismissed it. 2 years later due to complications I had the lap-band removed. Here I am now 2 years later about to have hernia surgery in the exact spot that the port was in. I think he messed up and did not admit it. Buyer beware.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Wagner, founder of Heart of America Bariatrics, has performed more than 2400 Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures in his career. His practice is dedicated...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
UMDNJ
Residency Hospital
1990
UMDNJ
Internship Hospital
1989
New York Medical College
Medical School
1984
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Van Wagner, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Van Wagner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wagner frequently treats Obesity, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wagner treats.

Where is Dr. Van Wagner, MD's office located?

Dr. Wagner's office is located at 10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A, Saint Louis, MO 63128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Van Wagner, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Heart of America Bariatrics, LLC

Heart of America Bariatrics, LLC10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Festus, MO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

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