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As the surgeon who began the St. Luke’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program and performed the first Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the State of Idaho in 2001, I can easily say that Dr. Brown is as good a Bariatric surgeon as I know of in this country. He is just technically excellent in the operating room, and I know of no more caring man in the field of surgery. Boise and Idaho are lucky to have him.
I have known Dr David brown for more than ten years. I worked closely with him for more than four years in his primary area of expertise, bariatric surgery. He would be my first choice should a family member require surgery; in fact, when I personally required the services of a General Surgeon, I asked Dr Brown to perform the surgery. I know him to be honest, caring, and extremely competent. I unequivocally recommend Dr David Brown.
Dr. David Brown is, first and foremost, an excellent surgeon. There are many great surgeons, but what sets him apart is his wholistic approach to the surgical management of obesity. He recognizes that excellent care for weight issues does not begin and end in the operating room and is passionate about helping his patients reverse their chronic diseases and maintain their health long after surgery. His understanding of nutrition, hormone imbalances, stress, sleep issues, addiction and other causes of weight gain is unparalleled in his field. His intelligence, caring and investment in his patients’ success is obvious. He also has a genuine love of learning and is a leading educator in the medical community, pushing other physicians to broaden their knowledge in both cause and reversal of chronic disease. I strongly recommend Dr. Brown as an excellent choice for your health needs.
I am not only a bariatric surgeon, but I am also a formerly obese person and when I was contemplating bariatric surgery, the scariest part was choosing the right surgeon and having the right operation that suited my needs. Without hesitation, the greatest compliment I could give Dr David Brown is that I would gladly have chosen him not only as my surgeon, but also as the person and team to manage my weight loss journey afterward. Dr Brown and his team at the Idaho Bariatric and Metabolic Institute are uniquely suited to meet all of the needs of his overweight and diabetic patients. Not only is Dr Brown an experienced, technically superior laparoscopic surgeon with excellent surgical outcomes, he just plain gets it. He understands that treating obesity is so much more than just about losing weight and eating right. It’s a whole lifestyle that needs to change over time and he understands there is no end to the journey, just milestones along your life’s path. He goes the distance with his patients and it is that extra care and understanding of how you gained the weight in the first place – not only treating the excess weight, but also treating the cause of the weight gain and diabetes, helping his patients not only lose weight, but make and sustain changes to the way you live your life that prevents the weight from returning that makes Dr Brown and his team the right choice for your surgery and beyond.
It is so reassuring to have a compassionate, caring and understanding person to help you right the ship on your darkest days, days when you may have gone sideways a little, and to have someone to help you move forward without judgment or criticism, but just having someone there to help you back on track. That person is Dr David Brown. There is none better than someone I would trust with my own life and journey.
I am a local family physician practicing in Boise for almost the last 6 years. I met Dr. Brown a few years back and have shared multiple patients with him in his bariatric program. He has performed bariatric procedures on a large number of my patients. I can honestly say I have not seen any complications from surgery in a single case. I think he is a very meticulous surgeon and does a great job. I would highly recommend him and his bariatric program for anyone struggling with major health problems and who fit the criteria for having bariatric procedures.