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Meet Dr. John J. DeBarros

As one of our lead surgeons, Dr. DeBarros practices a team approach to surgical weight loss which includes diet, exercise, and education, for long-term success.

Dr. John DeBarros is a medical director, partner, and one of the lead surgeons at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona. Dr. DeBarros is the Director of Bariatrics at Surgical Hospital of Phoenix. He is a board-certified surgeon, specializing in weight loss surgery in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arrowhead, and Tempe, AZ. He has also been recognized by Phoenix Magazine as a “Top Doctor” in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Personal Philosophy

Dr. DeBarros is committed to the health and well-being of his patients through a team approach that includes weight loss surgery, diet, exercise, and educational support. Dr. DeBarros is a firm believer that the goal of weight loss surgery is long-term success, not just surgery. He firmly believes that individualized patient care is of paramount importance.”

Professional Highlights

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Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Certified LAP-BAND® System Surgeon

Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery

Cleveland Clinic, FL.

Medical Degree and Surgical Residency

University of Connecticut

Distinctions & Memberships

Held Directorship at: Tempe St. Lukes, Iasis Healthcare, Surgical Hospital of Phoenix, Bariatrics surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member, American College of Surgeons
Member, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Member, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Held position as Chief of Surgery, Tempe St Luke’s Hospital


Our weight loss doctors serving Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Arrowhead and Tempe can help you on your way to a fuller, healthier life. Request your consultation online or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.

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