Dr. Van Wagner, MD

Dr. Van Wagner, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Van Wagner, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1989 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

10007 Kennerly Rd Ste A

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 776-7112

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

more than 75% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 36% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 25% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wagner "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 surgeries because he is as caring and thorough as he is skilled and experienced. Dr. Wagner has been a board-certified general surgeon since 1996, and is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

5  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wagner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wagner to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Wagner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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