Discover the Top Bariatric Surgeons in Missouri with our hand-picked list.

As of 2018, Missouri had a population of 6.13 million residents. The median household income was $54,478. This is a 1.68% increase from the median household income in 2017. The average personal healthcare spending in 2014 was $8,107, in the state of Missouri. This was a 3.14% increase from the previous year, i.e. 2013.

Average spending on personal healthcare from private insurance (per enrollee) was $4,354. Average Medicare spending on personal healthcare, per enrollee, was $10,457. Average Medicaid spending in personal healthcare, per enrollee, was $9,413. Patients to primary care physician ratio in Missouri was 1,418:1 in 2018, a 0.0706% increase from the previous year.

The adult obesity rates range between 24.2% to 39.3% across counties in Missouri state. The highest prevalence of adult obesity in Missouri is in the DeKalb county, with the rate being 36.8% to 39.3%. The average cost of bariatric surgery in Missouri is $3,500 if covered by insurance and $19,333 if self paid. Missouri Medicaid covers bariatric surgery. There are certain restrictions though, that apply.

Around 9.14% of the population of Missouri has no health coverage. Out of the total population, 50.3% have employer provided health coverage. Between 2016 and 2017, the rate of uninsured individuals grew by 2.68%. Across different counties of Missouri, the percentage of adults who haven’t seen a doctor within the past 12 months is 13.4%. This is majorly due to the high costs of healthcare.

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12152 Tesson Ferry Road, Ste B, St. Louis, MO- 63128.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Chinnappan, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FRCS (Lon) is a board-certified general surgeon specialized in Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery with more than 14 years of bariatric experience in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. Dr. Chinnappan has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries. He is skilled in Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric bypass, Gastric Balloon, Endoscopic Revision surgery, Lap band, and revision weight loss procedures.

2355 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Suite#430 St Louis, MO 63122

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Minkin, DO, FACOS, FASMBS, is a general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive abdominal and bariatric surgery and has more than two decades of experience in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He has done over 4,000 bariatric operations and is skilled in advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures and is proficient in upper and lower endoscopy as well.

10296 Big Bend Rd Ste 206 St. Louis, MO 63122

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Snow, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and a specialist in Bariatric Surgery with more than 15 years of experience, currently located in St. Louis, Missouri. He is highly skilled in surgeries of Gastric Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedures, and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

23401 Prairie Star Parkway, Suite B-300 Lenexa, KS 66227

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Aragon, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and specialist in laparoscopic bariatric surgery with more than 10 years of experience. His area of surgical expertise includes – laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and general/gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Aragon is currently located in Kansas City, Missouri.

7201 W 110th Street Suite 120, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Lopez, DO, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in family medicine and has more than 28 years of surgical experience. His area of expertise includes – laparoscopic gastric band procedures, bariatric surgery, bio-identical hormone and replacement therapy and metabolic medicine. He is currently serving the greater Kansas City, Missouri, area.

11217 Lakeview Ave, Lenexa, KS 66219

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Sabharwal, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and specialist in Bariatric Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, currently serving the Kansas City, Missouri area. He has more than 20 years of surgical experience and is skilled in performing various bariatric surgeries as well as surgeries like Abdominal Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Intestinal Obstruction removal, and Ventral Hernia.

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Missouri Weight Loss Surgery

Our missions is to help you discover the top weight loss surgeons of Missouri. Below you'll find our hand-picked list of top bariatric surgeons in Missouri. Narrow your search to these regions in Missouri: St Louis Bariatric Surgeons and Kansas City Bariatric Surgeons.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for various weight loss surgeries.

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

The cost of bariatric surgery will depend on various factors such as the procedure involved, insurance coverage, and location. In Missouri, patients can expect to pay between $10,000-$30,000 for most bariatric surgeries. For more information regarding the cost of bariatric surgery in Missouri, click here.

Exercise should be avoided for the duration of the recovery period, which will typically last around 2-6 weeks. However, it is important to go over your specific recovery timeline with your doctor.