About the Provider

Stephen Burpee, M.D., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained minimally invasive general and bariatric surgeon. After spending five years as a family physician in Ontario, Canada, he embarked on a surgical career. His experience as a family physician has helped him manage the complex medical issues surrounding bariatric surgical patients.

He completed his general surgery residency at Lenox Hospital in New York City, while also spending six months at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan learning laparoscopic bariatric surgery under the guidance of some of the pioneers in this field. Following his residency, he returned to Toronto, Canada, for a two year fellowship in minimally invasive general surgery. He also spent two months at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center refining his laparoscopic bariatric surgery skills. In 2003 when he completed his training, he began practicing at Northwest Medical Center.

Dr. Burpee has a special interest in diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract and surgical management of morbid obesity. He has significant experience in the laparoscopic management of hernia, gallbladder and colorectal disease. As a surgeon, he finds it rewarding to address multiple medical concerns, including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and more, with bariatric surgery. In most cases, the results of bariatric surgery give his patients a new lease on life.

Dr. Burpee’s goal is to provide the best care possible and good outcomes for his patients. He strives to be responsive and patient-focused.

Surgeries Performed

•Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Laparoscopic BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Other Gastric Bypass •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Tucson, AZ USA