Discover the best bariatric surgeons in Tucson, Arizona.

As of 2022, Tucson, Arizona had an estimated population of 546,574, with a median household income of $52,049. 19.6% of the city's residents are in poverty.

Out of all residents under the age of 65, 13.4% do not have health insurance coverage. In 2020, Tucson had an obesity prevalence rate of 29.3%, making it the 6th lowest for Arizona metro areas.

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1712 W. Anklam Rd Suite 101 Tucson, AZ 85745

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Guillermo Higa is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon. He offers surgical and non-surgical intervention for common conditions including obesity, gallbladder issues, hernias and poorly controlled GERD. With over 20 years of surgical experience and thousands of general and bariatric surgeries performed, Dr. Higa offers the knowledge and experience to make your surgical procedure as safe and effective as possible.  

Idaho Bariatric and Metabolic Institute 2960 E St Lukes St Ste 200 Meridian, ID 83642

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. David Brown, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Meridian, ID and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Ca in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Valley Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

(520) 319-6000

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Monash is a Board Certified, Advanced Laparoscopic, General and Bariatric Surgeon. He is also certified in both muti port and single-incision robotic surgery using the latest Da Vinci(R) system. He graduated surgical residency from William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan after completing his education at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit. He then continued his surgical training by acquiring a fellowship in Advanced Laparoendoscopic General and Bariatric Surgery at the University of California, Davis Institute.  

Northwest Allied Bariatric and Foregut Surgery 6130 N. La Cholla Blvd | Suite 250 Tucson, AZ 85741

Bariatric Surgeon
Stephen Burpee, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified and fellowship trained minimally invasive general and bariatric surgeon. He is a citizen of Canada, where he completed his initial medical training. He worked for five years as a family physician in Ontario before embarking on a surgical career. His experience as a family physician helps him in managing some of the complex medical issues surrounding bariatric surgical patients.

6130 N. La Cholla Blvd | Suite 250 Tucson, AZ 85741

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Patrick Chiasson is a Canadian trained Bariatric Surgeon. He has certification from both the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada and the American Board of Surgery in the United States. He received his medical education at McGill University in Montreal, PQ, a Master’s degree from the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and his general surgical training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Finally, he completed his sub-specialty training in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of Toronto’s highly regarded Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has numerous publications to his credit that address such issues as Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques and outcomes, Health Policy, Medical Ethics and Health Law.  

Weight Loss Institute of Arizona 4860 E Baseline Rd, #105

Bariatric Surgeon
Michael Orris, DO, MBA, FASMBS, is a founding partner and lead surgeon at AZ Weight Loss Clinic – located in Tempe, Glendale, and Tucson, Arizona – and Arizona Surgical Institute. Dr. Orris graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Weight Loss Institute of Arizona 4860 E Baseline Rd, #105 Mesa, AZ 85206

Bariatric Surgeon
Committed to the long-term success and health of his patients, Thomas Buddensick, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in weight loss surgery. Dr. Buddensick provides patients with compassionate, comprehensive care at AZ Weight Loss Clinic, which has locations in Tempe, Glendale, and Tucson, Arizona.

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Tucson, Arizona Weight Loss Surgery

Below, you will find our curated list of the best bariatric surgeons in Tucson, Arizona. You may also consider shifting your search to Phoenix, Arizona.

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Our Selection Criteria:


We only select candidates with the best education and accreditation.


We place a large emphasis on experience in general surgery and laparoscopic bariatric surgery.


We select surgeons with the professionalism and empathy necessary for helping patients with their weight loss journeys.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Yes, patients will typically be required to adhere to pre and post-operative diets to ensure the success of the procedure.

The cost of bariatric will fluctuate depending on a variety of factors including insurance coverage and the exact procedure involved. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Arizona.