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Roger de la Torre, MD

Roger de la Torre, MD

Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Roger A. de la Torre is a board-certified bariatric surgeon who practices at Bariatric and Metabolic Specialists in Overland Park, Kansas. He currently serves as the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and the Associate Program Director of the Bariatric Fellowship. Prior to joining the practice, Dr. de la Torre served as an associate professor and director of the Bariatric Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and as director of the school’s BioDesign and Innovation Program. Dr. de la Torre has also served on the faculty of schools including University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Louis University, and on the faculty of the Advanced Laparoscopic Training Center in Atlanta. Dr. de la Torre offers his patients a wealth of experience and expertise in bariatric surgery, having worked in the field for more than 15 years. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably a U.S. News and World Report High Performing Specialty Award, along with others recognizing his surgical and overall care skills.

Dr. de la Torre has been an active researcher and author, writing multiple papers, abstracts and articles detailing advances and methods in bariatric and laparoscopic surgical techniques. His level of knowledge in this area ensures patients receive the latest most advanced care in bariatric and minimally invasive procedures. In addition to his medical training, Dr. de la Torre holds over 65 patents, and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. He is the co-founder and director of Towertech Research Group, a medical technique/procedure research entity. He is listed among Who’s Who of Science and Engineering and Who’s Who of American Inventors. Dr. de la Torre’s professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of General Surgeons.
Care Philosophy

To recognize patients as individuals with unique concerns and health issues, and to provide them the most appropriate care.

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Abdominal Hernia

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Complex Hernia

Complex Hernia Repair

Component Separation

Duodenal Switch

Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Foregut Surgery


Gastric Balloon

Gastric Sleeve

General Surgery


GI Tract Disorders


Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia

High BMI


Lap Banding

Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair



Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Sleep Apnea

Surgical Weight Loss

Swallowing Disorders

Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss

Weight Management

Weight Reduction