Mario Morales, MD

SSM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

General Surgery

12266 DePaul Drive
Suite 310
Bridgeton, MO 63044

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Patient Satisfaction

4.9 of 5

Accepts patients ages 18 years and up

Hospital Affiliations

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis
  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • About Me

    Biography

    Meet Dr. Mario Morales, medical director and weight-loss surgeon for SSM Health Weight Management Services. His holistic approach to patient care ensures the best treatment for each individual patient. Dr. Morales and his team offer continuous support and encouragement for patients every step of their weight loss journey.

    Dr. Mario P. Morales is a board-certified general surgeon who has additional laparoscopic certification. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Morales completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. During his residency, he performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries and procedures under the direction of Dr. Roger de la Torre. He recently completed a fellowship in bariatric/minimally invasive surgery with the SSM Health Weight Management Services at SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis where he assisted Drs. Stephen Scott and Roger de la Torre in more than 200 cases. Dr. Morales regularly performs Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, which is the fast recovery care standard in weight-loss surgery.

    As a mechanical engineer, Dr. Morales has contributed to the design of disposable laparoscopic devices and thorascopic instruments. As a program leader for Computer Motion Incorporated’s laparoscopic New Product introduction group, he was responsible for all facets of the design and manufacture of disposable mechanical devices that interact with the ZEUS surgical robot.

    Dr. Morales has written a wide range of publications, from peer-reviewed journals to chapters in surgery textbooks. He has also been a guest lecturer at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery National Meeting.

    Learn more about SSM Health Weight Management Services.

    Medical School

    University of California - San Diego

    Fellowship

    SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

    Residency

    University of MO Hospital & Clinics

    Internship

    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Medical Interests

    antireflux surgery, Bariatric Surgery, duodenal switch, Gastric Bypass, gastric outlet and pouch repair, hiatal hernia repair, intragastric balloon, Laparoscopy, lapband placement, sleeve gastrectomy, ventral hernia repair, Weight management

    • Mario Morales, MD

      Dr. Mario Morales, Bariatric Surgery | SSM Health Weight Management Services

      Meet Dr. Mario Morales, MD, a bariatric surgeon with SSM Weight-Loss Institute at DePaul Health Center. Learn why he went into the field of weight loss medicine and about his overall care philosophy for weight-loss and goals and health issues.

    • Mario Morales, MD

      Bariatric surgery can treat, even cure diabetes | SSM Health Weight Management

      Dr. Mario Morales of SSM Health Weight Management at DePaul Hospital talks about diabetes as a symptom of the disease obesity. Weight loss and weight-loss surgery can help treat the underlying disease obesity and can actually help make a patient's Type 2 diabetes better if not cure it all together.

  • Locations Map
    12266 DePaul Drive
    Suite 310
    Bridgeton, MO 63044
  • Satisfaction

    Satisfaction

    SSM Health only displays patient satisfaction data for providers included in our survey process and who have a minimum of 50 returned surveys. Learn more about our survey.

    Dr. Morales's Overall Rating

    4.9 of 5
    188 Reviews
    75 Comments

    The providers overall satisfaction rating is based on:

    This provider gave easy to understand responses to your health questions

    5 of 5

    This provider used clear language to explain things

    4.9 of 5

    This provider listened carefully to you

    5 of 5

    This provider knew your important medical history details

    4.8 of 5

    This provider respected what you had to say

    5 of 5

    This provider spent enough time with you

    5 of 5

    Rate your overall visit with this provider

    4.9 of 5

    Patient Comments

    June 18, 2018

    very good

    June 16, 2018

    I am always impressed with the doctors/office professionalism. (Is that even a word?) You know what I mean! Very happy with this doctor.

    June 13, 2018

    I was treated with respect each visit I had with provider. *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************

    June 12, 2018

    dr morales is a wonderful doctor looking forward to meeting him again

    June 05, 2018

    Dr. Morales is the Dr. who is changing my life.


Biography

Meet Dr. Mario Morales, medical director and weight-loss surgeon for SSM Health Weight Management Services. His holistic approach to patient care ensures the best treatment for each individual patient. Dr. Morales and his team offer continuous support and encouragement for patients every step of their weight loss journey.

Dr. Mario P. Morales is a board-certified general surgeon who has additional laparoscopic certification. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Morales completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. During his residency, he performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries and procedures under the direction of Dr. Roger de la Torre. He recently completed a fellowship in bariatric/minimally invasive surgery with the SSM Health Weight Management Services at SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis where he assisted Drs. Stephen Scott and Roger de la Torre in more than 200 cases. Dr. Morales regularly performs Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, which is the fast recovery care standard in weight-loss surgery.

As a mechanical engineer, Dr. Morales has contributed to the design of disposable laparoscopic devices and thorascopic instruments. As a program leader for Computer Motion Incorporated’s laparoscopic New Product introduction group, he was responsible for all facets of the design and manufacture of disposable mechanical devices that interact with the ZEUS surgical robot.

Dr. Morales has written a wide range of publications, from peer-reviewed journals to chapters in surgery textbooks. He has also been a guest lecturer at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery National Meeting.

Learn more about SSM Health Weight Management Services.

Medical School

University of California - San Diego

Fellowship

SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Residency

University of MO Hospital & Clinics

Internship

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Certified By

American Board of Surgery

Medical Interests

antireflux surgery, Bariatric Surgery, duodenal switch, Gastric Bypass, gastric outlet and pouch repair, hiatal hernia repair, intragastric balloon, Laparoscopy, lapband placement, sleeve gastrectomy, ventral hernia repair, Weight management

  • Mario Morales, MD

    Dr. Mario Morales, Bariatric Surgery | SSM Health Weight Management Services

    Meet Dr. Mario Morales, MD, a bariatric surgeon with SSM Weight-Loss Institute at DePaul Health Center. Learn why he went into the field of weight loss medicine and about his overall care philosophy for weight-loss and goals and health issues.

  • Mario Morales, MD

    Bariatric surgery can treat, even cure diabetes | SSM Health Weight Management

    Dr. Mario Morales of SSM Health Weight Management at DePaul Hospital talks about diabetes as a symptom of the disease obesity. Weight loss and weight-loss surgery can help treat the underlying disease obesity and can actually help make a patient's Type 2 diabetes better if not cure it all together.

Satisfaction

SSM Health only displays patient satisfaction data for providers included in our survey process and who have a minimum of 50 returned surveys. Learn more about our survey.

Dr. Morales's Overall Rating

4.9 of 5
188 Reviews
75 Comments

The providers overall satisfaction rating is based on:

This provider gave easy to understand responses to your health questions

5 of 5

This provider used clear language to explain things

4.9 of 5

This provider listened carefully to you

5 of 5

This provider knew your important medical history details

4.8 of 5

This provider respected what you had to say

5 of 5

This provider spent enough time with you

5 of 5

Rate your overall visit with this provider

4.9 of 5

Patient Comments

June 18, 2018

very good

June 16, 2018

I am always impressed with the doctors/office professionalism. (Is that even a word?) You know what I mean! Very happy with this doctor.

June 13, 2018

I was treated with respect each visit I had with provider. *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************

June 12, 2018

dr morales is a wonderful doctor looking forward to meeting him again

June 05, 2018

Dr. Morales is the Dr. who is changing my life.

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