Our division's vision is to be the preeminent group of gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeons in Minnesota serving patients suffering from gastrointestinal or obesity-related conditions, utilizing novel and some of the most advanced surgical techniques to restore health, provide an exceptional care experience, and improve overall well-being.

Our teaching and training mission is to teach our residents, fellows, and medical colleagues about advanced interventions for gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery; to train our residents and fellows to have sound decision-making regarding patient-centered care; and to be able to provide least invasive interventions with a focus on maintaining or restoring health as well as improving overall well-being.

Our research mission is to perform and publish pioneering research in the fields of gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery.

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Professor and Chief:
Daniel B. Leslie, MD

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Associate Professor: 
Archana Ramaswamy, MD

Assistant Professor:
Eric Wise, MD, MA