Mario Morales

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 7 ratings

Mario Morales Bariatric Surgeon MD

12 yr Experience

12 yr in Bariatrics

13 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

12 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

95% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Adjustable Gastric Band

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch




and 1 more...

  • About Me
    Dr. Mario Morales, Bariatric Surgeon Mario P. Morales, MD is a highly-regarded general and bariatric surgeon serving as the Medical Director for SSM Health Weight Management Services in Bridgeton, Missouri. As an innovator and leader in the field of surgical excellence, he has contributed to the important designs of disposable laparoscopic instruments and mechanical devices that interact with the ZEUS™ surgical robot. Dr. Morales earned his medical degree at the University of California at San Diego. He went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He has since fellowship-trained in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery with the SSM Health Weight Management Services at SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis. Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Dr. Morales is a member of The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. (MBSAQIP). Dr. Morales is the author of many publications and book chapters in which he shares his surgical expertise and has been an honored guest lecturing nationally. He has surgical privileges at several prestigious hospitals including St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Morales There are a few other surgeries that can actually reverse the effects of those types of very difficult diseases to manage. Like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and those types of things. So from my perspective, that's one of the main reasons that I pursued bariatric surgeries because this surgical intervention has a huge impact on patients' lives. -Dr. Morales Dr. Morales is known for his holistic approach to patient care. It is his goal to ensure the best possible surgical outcomes with a team that provides long-term support, encouragement, and inspiration. Before, during, and after surgery, as his patient, you will be supported every step of the way. Dr. Morales regularly performs many weight loss surgery options that include the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), which is the fast recovery care standard in weight-loss surgery. He expertly performs the Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), the Duodenal Switch (DS) Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS), Orbera™ Intragastric balloon, the Lap-Band, and weight loss surgery revisions. Bariatric Surgery in Missouri Dr. Morales and his dedicated team offer breakthrough surgical and non-surgical options tailored to fit your unique weight loss goals. Having performed more than 4,000 life-changing and life- saving surgeries, their commitment to your good health is unparalleled. Dr. Morales and his team look forward to partnering with you on your weight loss journey and helping you to reach your goals to live a healthy and happy life is foremost in the care, comfort, and compassion.
  • Latest Reviews See all 7 reviews
    avatar MrsKstein on March 10, 2015

    Dr. Morales is excellent! He is great at explaining every detail of the surgery and has great staff on hand to help you every step of the way! They are all greatly trained and know very well what you need to do to be successful More...

    avatar tinamarie44 on Dec. 16, 2014

    I loved the surgeon I chose Mario Morales! All of the preop stuff/appointments that had to be done for insurance approval went smoothly! He has a great office staff to work with. But in general him as a surgeon and person he is - he More...

    avatar tarannebecker on June 30, 2014

    Only one word is needed for this Doc. AMAZING!!! He is a great doc, andhis

  • Location
    Bridgeton, MO 63044
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