Dr. James D. Atkinson, Bariatric Surgeon
James D. Atkinson, MD, FACS is the Medical Director of Surgical Weight Control Center of Nevada. Under his direction and leadership, his center is recognized as the best bariatric program in Nevada and has earned a top 5% ranking in the nation by HealthGrades Report.
Board-certified and a native of Las Vegas, Dr. Atkinson began his professional career at Portland State University where he received his bachelor's degree. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Nevada. He completed 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. He then received specialized training in advanced laparoscopy.
Dr. Atkinson is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the Manatee County Medical Society.
Dr. Atkinson’s expertise and dedication to bariatric surgery led him to become a valued consultant for Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including induction into the distinguished medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, being featured in MD News and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and recognized as one of America’s Top Surgeons.
As a respected leader in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Atkinson has mentored more than 100 surgeons from across the nation who seek to learn from his surgical expertise and learn about the techniques that he personally developed.
Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Atkinson
It is important for the community to know that our entire practice is dedicated 100 percent to bariatrics and our patients. -Dr. Atkinson.
Dr. Atkinson is known by his patients as a surgeon who is very compassionate and understanding. He is very professional and knowledgeable and takes the time to listen to his patients and answers any questions they may have. Patients appreciate his warm bedside manner and his reputation for his surgical expertise. He understands the importance of a structured aftercare program and pre-op and post-op support. Dr. Atkinson is 100 percent dedicated to making a difference in the lives of his patients by helping them to transform their lives and get back to healthy living.
As leading experts in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Atkinson and his partner Dr. Soong, have performed more Gastric Band (Lap-Band) and Gastric Bypass surgeries than all other bariatric practices in Nevada combined. Dr. Atkinson routinely performs surgical options for weight loss including the Gastric Band, Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG).
Bariatric Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada
At Surgical Weight Control Center of Nevada, Dr. Atkinson and his team of leading experts have been helping people overcome their lifelong battle with obesity for many years. His bariatric program is designed to ensure that each potential patient has all of the information they need to make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. Dr. Atkinson’s commitment to you begins before, during, and after your surgery.
If you are ready to take that first step towards a healthier you, you can learn about your weight loss options right from the comfort of your home by watching our three-part online seminar video. The seminar lasts nearly one hour, and you’ll learn about Understanding Obesity, Weight-loss Surgery Options, and Diet and Exercise Tips After Weight-loss Surgery.
We also host free in-person seminars. You can register online or call the Surgical Weight Control Center of Nevada to RSVP. Talk to our team today and give yourself a fresh start! Call our office with any questions you may have or to register for a seminar.
We look forward to helping you become a Better You living a Better Life!