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James D. Atkinson Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.

6 yr Experience

4 yr in Bariatrics

6 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

4 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 75


  • About Me

    As the bariatric medical director of Surgical Weight Control Center, Dr. James D. Atkinson has had visits by more than 100 surgeons from across the nation seeking to learn his techniques and procedures. Under his leadership, Surgical Weight Control Center has earned a top 5% ranking in the nation by Health Grades Report, and is recognized as the best bariatric program in Nevada.

    It is important for the community to know that our entire practice is dedicated 100% to bariatrics, says Dr. Atkinson. This is our fulltime commitment and we do not perform other types of surgeries.

    A native of Las Vegas, Dr. Atkinson earned his bachelor's degree from Portland State University, and his M.D. from the University of Nevada. In 1995, he went on to perform his residency training at the University Medical Center of Las Vegas where he trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery, and served as chief resident in surgery in 2000.

    After his surgical residency, Dr. Atkinson specialized in advanced laparoscopy. He then became a consultant for Ethicon Endo-surgery and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

    Dr. Atkinson's achievements include induction into the distinguished medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, earning a spot as one of America's Top Surgeons in 2002, and being featured in MD News.

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  • Reviews 46 reviews
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    michele4063 on July 15, 2014

    I had the best experience with Dr. Atkinson. He answered every question I had .He explained everything , the staff were and is great. I wouldn't change one thing. Im thankful that he gave me the opportunity to have a tool to help me regain More...

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    Amber G. on April 19, 2014

    I was sleeved 4/2/14. I am currently 17 days out and doing great! Surgery went just fine, and recovery has been easier then expected. This has went smoother then I ever could have imagined thus far. I am 20 lbs down so far.

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    weezieweeks on Sept. 21, 2013

    I attended a WLS seminar with my friend who was interested in getting the lapband or sleeve and I went with her for support. I did not have my WLS here - I had Gastric bypass in 2008 and am very happy with the outcome. At More...

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