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Meet Our Surgical Team

Our Physicians

  • Dr. Rodrick McKinlay, MD

    Dr. Rod McKinlay, MD, bariatric surgeon practicing at St. Mark's Hospital, discussesrecent advances in treating obesity, including weight loss surgery and bariatric procedures. Dr. McKinaly also explains how conditions like high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and diabetes affect and influence obesity.

  • Dr. Steven Simper, MD

    Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs the gastric bypass, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgery. He joined RMAP in 2001, and began performing the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass LGBP. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch LBPD-DS. He is among a handful of surgeons who performs this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the LBPD-DS. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery. Dr. Simper has been a presenter in both National and International Bariatric Meetings, and is active in publishing papers and attending seminars to further his knowledge as to the surgical treatment of obesity. Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs the gastric bypass, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgery. He joined RMAP in 2001, and began performing the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass LGBP. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch LBPD-DS. He is among a handful of surgeons who performs this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the LBPD-DS. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery. Dr. Simper has been a presenter in both National and International Bariatric Meetings, and is active in publishing papers and attending seminars to further his knowledge as to the surgical treatment of obesity.