Our division's vision is to be the preeminent group of gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeons in Minnesota serving patients suffering from gastrointestinal or obesity-related conditions, utilizing novel and some of the most advanced surgical techniques to restore health, provide an exceptional care experience, and improve overall well-being.
Our teaching and training mission is to teach our residents, fellows, and medical colleagues about advanced interventions for gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery; to train our residents and fellows to have sound decision-making regarding patient-centered care; and to be able to provide least invasive interventions with a focus on maintaining or restoring health as well as improving overall well-being.
Our research mission is to perform and publish pioneering research in the fields of gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery.
The Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship is a one-year program with a heavy emphasis on all aspects of bariatric surgery.
News & Events
13th Annual Bariatric Education Days:
May 25-26, 2017
As part of our commitment to region-wide education, we are organizing the 13th Annual Bariatric Education Days event, which will take place May 25-26, 2017. Early registration and more information can be found on the Continuing Professional Development website.
Treating Obesity: A Multidisciplinary Approach contributed by Daniel Leslie, MD and Charles Billington, MD.
Article appears in February 2017's Minnesota Physician.
Integrated Health Care Approach, Research-Driven Strategies Improve Outcomes for Weight-Loss Surgery
Contributed by Daniel B. Leslie, M.D. Article appears in MetroDoctors. 2016;18(2):20-21. MetroDoctors is the journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society.
Clinic and Patient Care
Department of Surgery
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Associate Professor and Chief:
Daniel B. Leslie, M.D.
Archana Ramaswamy, M.D.