Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Metabolic Surgery

Our Section of Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery within the Division of General Surgery is proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to patients.





Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery


Minimally invasive and robotic surgery tends to result in shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, less risk of wound infections, less blood loss and fewer transfusions, faster recovery, and ultimately, quicker return to normal activities.

Alongside the utilization of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, which provides considerable potential benefits to minimally invasive surgery when compared to standard laparoscopic approach, our physicians also offer several types of bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and surgical revisions of previous bariatric surgery, all with the support of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Iman Ghaderi MD

Section Chief

Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at the University of Arizona

Adult yoga

When paired with sustainable lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery can open the door to a more vibrant, active and healthy life. It is the most effective tool in weight loss management, and Banner - University Medicine’s highly skilled surgeons and comprehensive care team will help patients through every step of their journey.

Most studies show that bariatric surgery can help someone lose 60-70% of their excess weight. Patients who receive bariatric surgery can benefit from improvement or resolution of comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. They also have a reduced risk of developing cancers and heart diseases.

Explore Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Dr. Ghaderi and Dr. Ajmal with robot

Our surgeons utilize the Da Vinci Robot for minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedures. This allows our surgeons to perform complex bariatric surgeries with more precision and control than is possible with conventional laparoscopic techniques.

Bariatrics team

Our highly experienced surgeons are connected to the largest multi specialty care network in Southern Arizona. 

Bariatrics Da Vinci Robot

Our dual purpose is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and be academic leaders in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our fellows in turn will train many physicians for practice in communities across the country. This emphasis makes our fellowship one of the most unique programs in the United States.

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling

(520) 694-8888.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery

Division of General Surgery

PO Box 245131

Tucson, AZ 85724-5131

Office Phone: (520) 626-2635

Fax: (520) 626-1411