6 Years Experience
4 in Bariatrics
6 in Laparoscopic Surgery
4 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
100% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is 75
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.