Read what physicians and patients have to say about our services.
Read what physicians and patients have to say about our services.
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.
Before I met Dr. Brown I was in bad shape, 6’3 350 pounds and in pain every day from the weight. Dr. Brown saved my life. With his help, I lost over 120 pounds in less than a year. I was able to regain my health and am currently in the best shape of my life. Dr. Brown taught me how to change the way I think about food in a healthy way. He is very passionate about what he does and helping people to live a long and healthy life. It is more than just losing weight, it’s about changing your choices for life.
My weight had begun to affect my overall health in a very negative fashion. From the very first consultation with the doctor, I found it easy to ask him questions about not only the procedure but about the changes it would make in my life. Dr. Brown obviously loves and believes in what he does, and is extremely well informed on the subject. Dr. Brown furnishes good advice and tools after the surgery as you go through re-learning all you thought you knew about eating! I would highly recommend Dr. Brown for weight loss surgery. Go in for a consultation, ask your questions, and get started on your new path!
It is always a pleasant and, encouraging and informative visit when I visit Dr Brown. He did bariatric surgery on me, and I lost almost 100 lbs in 7 months. No complications and I feel better now then I have in 15 years. If you live in the Boise area and are considering this surgery. Dr Brown would be a great choice.
Dr Brown helped me save my life! He truly cares about his patients! If you are ready to make a change in your life, I highly recommend Dr. Brown and his team!
He truly cares about his patients!
Dr brown was super amazing to talk with, he made me feel like he was listening to me as an individual & not just a number. I appreciate that he didn’t try to talk over my head. He explained everything & answered all my questions without blowing me off. He has a great personality, while maintaining a professional attitude. I highly recommend him if you are struggling with a weight issue.
Dr. Brown is one of the best doctors I’ve ever met. He helped my son with bariatric surgery and he has autism so he worked with him really well he’s caring and really takes in consideration what you are going through. I recommend him to anybody that needs the surgery
Dr. Brown is always kind, uplifting, knowledgable and efficient with my time and his! I’ve never had to wait long at all like other doctors and offices I have visited. Every time I have a question it’s answered perfectly. He makes sure I understand the steps and medical terms so I feel confident in choices and diagnoses.
Fantastic guy. Never had any problems with my surgery during or post op. VERY happy with my results.
Several years ago, I decided to change my life. And I found the most amazing doctor in the world. I had spent four years researching different doctors in 3 states. I didn’t feel good about any of them until I met Dr. Brown. He made me feel comfortable, and he focused on me and my needs and questions. He was knowledgeable, professional, and very compassionate. I felt very good about choosing him to do my bariatric operation. It has been many years since I met Dr. Brown, and I am still very happy with my choice. I have felt his commitment and dedication to me as his patient through all my ups and downs. I have been very successful on this path and he has been with me through all of it. Thank you Dr. Brown and your team- you are truly amazing people.
Thank you Dr. Brown and your team- you are truly amazing people.
Dr. Brown is not just a surgeon, but a doctor that is a real LIFE-SAVER!
ALL my life I’ve battled with a weight problem. I tried every diet out there with no real success and needed real help. I’ve gained and lost weight countless times and the pounds would always come back. My health was deteriorating; diabetes, low thyroid, blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain from carrying extra weight, and MS. Dr. Brown gave me HOPE that I could be helped. He took the time to LISTEN to my story, ask questions, and explained facts on a level I could understand. I’m now off almost all medications. Joint pain is gone. Dr. Brown’s inspiration is giving me the strength to fight from within. I am 1 month shy of 63 years old and overjoyed life can begin anew at my age, and learning “I am enough”! Thank you, Dr. Brown; I will be grateful for the rest of my life!
I am enough!
Thank you Dr. Brown for helping me to become myself again. After packing unwanted weight for 20 some years, bariatric sleeve surgery brought me back to what my inner-self told me I was. I have lost over 80 pounds and feel wonderful. I am no longer taking medication for diabetes, GERD or blood pressure (Metformin /Omeprazole/Losartan). I have cut my heart disease & bladder control meds by half. I am hopeful that I will be able to throw this sleep apnea equipment away after my upcoming doctor visit. Dr. Brown is professional and caring. He has been just as pleased about my journey as I have. I highly recommend him.”
I had been morbidly obese for a long time. It was causing multiple health problems. I was referred to Dr. Brown for bariatric surgery through my kidney doctor. Dr. Brown explained all my options and helped me make an informed decision. After I had chosen the course of action that I felt best suited me, I was given information and schooling in what to expect and how to prepare for a change in lifestyle. Surgery went off without a hitch and Dr. Brown has been available for any questions or concerns I have had. Thank you for caring.
Dr Brown gives excellent medical care and I was very pleased with the results of the surgery. More importantly, he cares about your Mind, Body and Spirit. Thank you Dr. Brown for helping me on the life long journey of ultimate health.
Dr Brown was compassionate, informative and willing to listen. I left feeling that he knows leading edge information for this type of surgery and all the aspects about Metabolic needs.