Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery

Division Chief Daniel Leslie, M.D.Daniel Leslie, MD, Division Chief and Associate ProfessorOur 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.

Fellowship program

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.

Contact us

Clinic and Patient Care

Phone: 612-626-6666
Fax: 612-625-3206

Mailing address

GI/Bariatric Division
Department of Surgery
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Our faculty

Associate Professor and Chief:
Daniel B. Leslie, M.D.

Henry Buchwald, M.D., Ph.D.
Sayeed Ikramuddin, M.D., M.H.A.

Associate Professor:
Archana Ramaswamy, M.D.

Admin Contacts
  • Megan Hadley
    Division Administrator
    Daniel Leslie MD
    Archana Ramaswamy MD

  • Emily Kowalczyk
    Executive Assistant
    Sayeed Ikramuddin MD
  • Christine Flett
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    Henry Buchwald MD