Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery

About Us

Dr. John Morton leads the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery (MIBS) Section at Stanford University. The MIBS Section offers the full complement of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery procedures. The Section of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery has pioneered bariatric surgery care as an American College of Surgeons Level 1A Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric band, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures. In addition, Stanford Bariatrics has partnered with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, one of five children’s hospitals in the country, to provide surgical treatment for adolescent obesity. The MIBS Section has performed Natural Orifice Surgery for the past three years including Stomaphyx ® (gastric pouch reduction) and Esophyx ® for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Two FDA trials have been conducted including vagal blockade for weight loss and diaphragmatic stimulation for ALS. The Section is pleased to provide minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of achalasia, adrenal disorders, incisional/inguinal/ventral hernias, gallbladders, gastro esophageal reflux disease, gastro paresis, paraesophageal hernias, and splenectomies.