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Dr. Van Wagner, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 59

  18 Reviews
Dr. Wagner

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 been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1989 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Low wait times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Wagner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleeve Gastrectomy

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wagner performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Wagner performs this procedure more than 60% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wagner treats Obesity more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Wagner treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Wagner's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia

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What People Say About Dr. Van Wagner, MD
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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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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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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 entirely to bariatric surgery. So many patients have trusted Dr. Wagner with their bariatric s...


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


Residency Hospital
Internship Hospital
New York Medical College
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School


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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average