St. Louis Bariatric Surgery Practice Welcomes New Doctor

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Dr. Van Wagner, a weight loss surgeon in St. Louis, is announcing the addition of Dr. Jay Michael Snow to his bariatric surgery practice focused on providing surgical options for patients suffering from obesity. Dr. Wagner’s practice, Heart of America Bariatrics, offers procedures such as the adjustable gastric band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Snow says he is excited to be a part of the team and hopes to continue serving his patients with the highest quality care as he makes the transition.

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St. Louis Bariatric Surgery Practice Adds New Doctor to Surgical Team

What I enjoy most about my job is seeing my patients achieve their weight loss goals and get their lives back.

Heart of America Bariatrics has recently announced that it is welcoming St. Louis weight loss surgeon Dr. Jay Michael Snow to its team of bariatric specialists. Dr. Snow will join Dr. Van Wagner in providing services to patients such as single incision weight loss surgery and gastric banding. Heart of America Bariatrics focuses on helping patients lose weight through bariatric surgical options like the gastric sleeve. Dr. Wagner says the addition of Dr. Snow will offer more patients the chance to make a significant change for the better in their life by strengthening his ability to provide quality and personalized patient care.

Dr. Snow is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Fitness. He continued his medical education at the University of Missouri, Columbia, after which he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Snow also has extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery through a year-long fellowship at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, managing complex patients and performing over 1000 surgeries and procedures. Dr. Snow says working with Heart of America Bariatrics gives him the opportunity to further his passion for helping patients shed the burden of obesity.

Through the addition of Dr. Snow, Dr. Wagner says he hopes to enhance the level of patient care provided at his practice and offer more patients with the services they need to lose extreme amounts of weight and improve their health. Dr. Snow adds that he hopes to continue promoting healthy living and well-being through the advancement of weight loss surgery at his new home. “What I enjoy most about my job is seeing my patients achieve their weight loss goals and get their lives back.”

About Jay Michael Snow, MD

Dr. Jay Michael Snow is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and has given presentations at national meetings for bariatric surgery. Dr. Snow has also provided his medical services teaching laparoscopy to surgical residents in Haiti.

About Van L. Wagner, MD

Dr. Van Wagner received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. D r. Wagner is a board-certified general surgeon as well as a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He has performed more than 1000 laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures and 500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures.

Located at 1400 Lemay Ferry Rd. Suite A in St. Louis, MO, Heart of America Bariatrics can be reached at (314) 221-8937 for new patients and (314) 776-7112 for existing patients. The practice can also be contacted online via the website or


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