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. He completed his general surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. During this time, he had the opportunity to spend six months at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan learning laparoscopic bariatric surgery under the guidance of some of the pioneers in this field. Following his residency, he returned to Toronto, Canada, for a two year fellowship in minimally invasive general surgery. He also spent two months at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center refining his laparoscopic bariatric surgery skills. At the completion of his training in 2003, he started, and continues to this day, his practice at Northwest Medical Center.
He has special interest in diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract and the surgical management of morbid obesity. He also has significant experience in the laparoscopic management of hernia, gallbladder and colorectal disease. As a surgeon, he finds it rewarding to address multiple medical concerns, including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and more, with bariatric surgery. In many cases, the results of bariatric surgery give his patients a new lease on life. Specially trained in minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Burpee’s surgical technique requires only a few small incisions. For his patients, this means less risk of infection, and typically a faster healing time than traditional “open” surgeries.
Dr. Burpee’s goal is to provide the best care possible and good outcomes for his patients and to remain responsive and patient-focused.
Northwest Allied Bariatric and Foregut Surgery
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd | Suite 250
Tucson, AZ 85741