By Debbie HallObesity is an epidemic as well as recently being classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Surgical Weight Control Center of Las Vegas has been on the forefront of helping people overcome their lifelong battle with being overweight since 1989. The center is committed to bariatrics and is proud to perform all weight loss procedures at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center – a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Surgical Weight Control Center of Las Vegas, led by Bariatric Medical Director of Surgical Weight Control Center, Dr. James D. Atkinson M.D., FACS and surgeon Dr. Darren W. Soong M.D., FACS, along with the support team, works with patients to determine the best surgery option.
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 percent ranking in the nation by Health Grades Report, and is recognized as the leading bariatric program in Nevada.
“It is important for the community to know that our entire practice is dedicated 100 percent to bariatrics,” said Dr. Atkinson.
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. 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. 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. James D. Atkinson – Surgical Weight Control Center of Las Vegas Credentials: M.D., FACS
Medical Specialty: Bariatrics