Dr. John DeBarros is one of Arizona’s leading bariatric surgeons, performing hundreds of weight loss procedures each year. He holds many impressive distinctions, including certification by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a Certified LAP-BAND® System Surgeon. Prior to his surgical career, Dr. DeBarros was a Pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy Services, which contributes to his wide array of experience and expertise in the field of medicine.
Due to his dedication to his weight loss surgery patients, Dr. John DeBarros co-founded and operates the state-of-the-art East Valley Surgery Center in Tempe. His goal for the center is to provide a safe and comfortable surgical setting for bariatric surgery patients from Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale and beyond.
Dr. DeBarros is a partner, medical director and one of the lead surgeons at the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona. In addition, he is co-owner and Chairman of the Board of the East Valley Surgery Center and co-owner of the Surgical Hospital of Phoenix.
Featured on many local and national television programs, Dr. DeBarros is widely recognized for his expertise in weight loss surgery. You can view some of his media appearances here.
With more than 10 years of experience, Dr John DeBarros is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, and Tempecommunities. Each year, he performs hundreds of weight loss procedures, with particular focus on the LAP-BAND.
Dr. DeBarros was recognized for his research contributions as a recipient of the Ludwig J Pyrteck Excellence in Surgery and Clinical and Experimental Research Award. An area of particular interest for him is Emerging Techniques in Laparoscopic Surgery.
John DeBarros, MD is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Dr. DeBarros has been selected as a “Top Doctor” by Phoenix Magazine for four years straight: 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was awarded the Ludwig J Pyrteck Excellence in Surgery and Clinical and Experimental Research in 2002.