“It is the will and ambition of our patients who ultimately make their weight loss possible. Treating the whole person is a critical part of the care given to my patients.” – Steven C. Simper
Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and revisional surgery. In addition to general surgery procedures.
He joined RMAP in 2001, and began performing laparoscopic gastric bypass. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS) (link to procedure?). He is among a handful of surgeons who performs this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the duodenal switch procedure. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery.
Dr. Simper has been a presenter in both national and international bariatric meetings, and is active in publishing papers and attending seminars to further his knowledge as to the surgical treatment of obesity.
His education, training and qualifications include:
American Board of Surgery – Board Certified General Surgery
American Board of Surgery – Board Certified Vascular Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Obesity Action Coalition – Advisory Board Member
University of Utah School of Medicine – Top 10% of Class – ROTC Air Force Scholarship
General Surgery Residency – Wilford Hall Medical Center – USAF San Antonio, TX – Top Surgical Intern
Non-Cardiac Thoracic and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship – Biloxi VA Hospital, MS
Vascular Surgery Fellowship – Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1992-1993)
Staff Surgeon – Incirlik, Turkey – USAF (1987-1988)
Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Scott AFB, IL (1989-1992)
Dr. Simper is a native of Brigham City, Utah. After fulfilling his Air Force commitments and training, he returned to Utah to be closer to his family and the outdoors. He has six children, and his avocations include reading, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and hunting.