Dr. Terry Simpson is a highly experienced weight loss surgeon, specializing in LAP-BAND surgery. He has been performing surgery laparoscopically since 1991 and has helped thousands of people successfully lose weight with the LAP-BAND system. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Dr. Simpson was awarded “Top Doctor” by Phoenix Magazine. When not with patients, on the golf course, conducting research, or trying new recipes, you can find Dr. Simpson enjoying life with his family in the Phoenix area, or possibly around the globe.
In April 2017, Dr. Simpson became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. The certification means that he fulfilled the curriculum requirements and demonstrated evidence of comprehensive knowledge of nutrition and culinary skills. Dr. Simpson is recognized in his commitment to the highest standards of culinary medicine in patient care.
As a pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Simpson began performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery in 1994. He is the only surgeon in his state who has received the distinction of being a proctor for Allergan – meaning that he teachers other surgeons how to perform this procedure. Dr. Simpson is also a pioneer in patient education, with several websites dedicated to providing information online for patients. He is one of the leading bariatric surgeons in the use of social media to broadcast timely, relevant, healthcare news.
Dr. Simpson has held several leadership positions, including Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff, and Program Director. Additionally, he has more than 15 years of experience as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
Dr. Simpson has published several articles about weight loss topics, as well as three weight loss books titled “Losing the Last 30 pounds: Fundamentals of Weight Loss”, “Getting to Goal and Staying There: Lessons Learned from Successful Patients” and “Weight Loss Surgery: A Lighter Look at a Heavy Subject.”
Dr. Terry Simpson is a nationally recognized bariatric surgeon, particularly for his expertise in LAP-BAND surgery. He is invited to lecture at presentations all over the country, has been featured on the news multiple times, and has has made numerous television appearances.
Dr. Simpson has been performing bariatric and laparoscopic surgery since 1991. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries, and has focused exclusively on the LAP-BAND system since 2003. He has performed more LAP-BAND procedures than anyone in Arizona. Dr. Simpson also performs Gastric Plication and Gastric Sleeve surgical procedures.
Dr. Simpson is involved in research and clinical trials to further advance the field of bariatric surgery. Most recently, he was a primary investigator in the Allergan-sponsored study on the LAP-BAND in lower body mass index patients.
Dr. Terry Simpson is professionally connected with his peers and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Phoenix Vascular Society, and the Phoenix Surgical Society.
Dr. Simpson was awarded “Top Doctor” in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by Phoenix Magazine. He has been honored twice with the Golden Scapel Award for “Excellence in Teaching” from the Maricopa Surgical Residency Program and the Positive Recognition Award for his work at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
To schedule a consultation , contact Dr. Simpson at 602-234-SLIM.