Meet Dr. Darin Minkin


Dr. Darin Minkin is a board certified general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive abdominal and bariatric surgery. He is recognized as an area leader in the field of weight loss surgery and has performed more than 4,000 bariatric operations. He is the founder of the St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital’s bariatric surgical program and has been the medical director since 2004.

Dr. Minkin specializes in minimally invasive abdominal and bariatric surgery as well as upper and lower endoscopy.

Dr. Minkin is recognized as a Center of Excellence surgeon by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is consistently recognized for his proficiency in the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, lap-band to sleeve gastrectomy revisional operation, and other minimally invasive weight-loss procedures. He also performs all of his surgeries at a MBSAQIP approved facility which meets the highest standard of quality. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Minkin performs a full array of general and advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures and is proficient in upper and lower endoscopy as well.

Dr. Minkin is a Fellow of both the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He is also recognized by the American Osteopathic Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Hernia Society.


Our Program Team:

Dr. Minkin’s bariatric program takes a multidisciplinary, fully integrated approach to the care of his patients. All members of our “program team” have undergone specific training and education regarding the care of the bariatric patient which results in better long term outcomes for the patient. All patients who are candidates for bariatric surgery will undergo a thorough team evaluation prior to surgery as well as comprehensive follow up care by both Dr. Minkin and his skilled team (advanced practitioner, dieticians, exercise physiologist and psychologist). We also encourage our patients to remain engaged in our free bi-monthly support groups. Utilizing such a comprehensive approach increases the likelihood of success in achieving the most desirable and continued weight loss as well as an improvement in overall satisfaction and well being.

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