Walter Medlin Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.

8 yr Experience

8 yr in Bariatrics

17 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

8 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

70% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

21 Reviews for Walter Medlin
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I was Dr. Medlin's 5th lap band at St. Mary's in Duluth. He did a wonderful job on the surgery. I fell through the cracks though. Did not keep up with band fillings.

March 29, 2011, Updated: April 6, 2011


Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Medlin!

Even though he is no longer in Duluth,MN at St. Mary's, I am certain that anyone who has him could not ask for a more caring or competent surgeon.

The St.Mary's staff is also very supportive, knowledgeable, and caring. St. Mary's is a great choice for your WLS.

~Rhonda LeGros

Sept. 8, 2009

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I was given Dr. Medlin as my surgeon after having seen Dr. Pitt (and him taking some time off)..I first saw Dr. Medlin the previous January at the information session. I loved his calming persona...he joked around to make me at ease, all while remaining professionalrnrnI would rate him as a top notch surgeon, compassionate about his patients and excellent at his \"craft\". Unfortunatly St. Mary's hospital is losing him...but I will be forever thankful for his profound positive effect on the rest of my life. He is a truly compassionate and caring health care professional.

July 7, 2009


My first impression was: he is very personable & honest.rnrnThe office staff is very friendly & willing to help you meet the requirements needed to be approved for surgery.rnrnThe risks of surgery were discussed in length.rnrnDr. Medlin rates a 10.rnrnSurgical competence & bedside manner mean a great deal & both are great.

June 13, 2009


I met Dr. Medlin June 11, 2008. Dr. Medlin and his staff are very thorough. I just want to say what a terrific doctor Dr. Medlin is. Great bedside manner, answers all questions he's just great! Thank you Dr. Medlin for this new tool you've given me.

Jan. 6, 2009


Dr. Medlin was super nice and supportive
I went alone for my consultaion and the staff were great and so supportive of me being there alone.
I was nervous until I walked into open arms :D

Nov. 19, 2008


I havent gotten to the point yet where I meet my surgeon but as soon as I do meet him I will let everyone know.rnrnI did watch a video online that he did and he seems very likeable and friendly.

April 25, 2008


Dr . Medlin and his staff were very friendly and helpful during the entire process. I would recommend the Duluth Hospital to anyone.

Feb. 17, 2008


I was very happy with Dr Medlin. He takes the time to patiently answer questions and set you at ease. The staff at the clinic are wonderful, complimentary and caring. I would highly recommend Dr Medlin and his staff.

Feb. 11, 2008


Met Dr. Medlin and felt very comfortable with him. He calls me Miss Lauer!

Jan. 13, 2008

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