About Us

Dr. Van L. Wagner

wagnerVan L. Wagner, M.D., has been a full-time bariatric surgeon since moving to St. Louis in June 2003. In his surgical career, Dr. Wagner has performed more than 1500 Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures, more than 265 Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies, and over 640 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass procedures. Having performed over 630 of these cases using a Periumbilical Laparoscopic Surgery (PULS) approach, Dr. Wagner has balanced experience with the most advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgical techniques.

Dr. Wagner was born and raised in Galion, Ohio, and received his college degree in 1984 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla in 1989, and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark in 1994.

Dr. Wagner has been a board-certified general surgeon since 1996, and is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Wagner’s practice, Heart of America Bariatrics, has been recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence since 1996. He is married and has two children. His interests include mountain climbing, scuba diving, snowboarding, and running marathons.

Hospital Privileges

  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center
  • Des Peres Hospital

Dr. Jay M. Snow

Dr. SnowJay Michael Snow, M.D. earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Fitness from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He continued on to medical school at MU and then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. Thereafter, he completed a yearlong fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Snow has given multiple presentations at national meetings and has been published in peer-reviewed medical literature. He 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 received multiple awards throughout his residency and fellowship.

Last spring Dr. Snow volunteered with Project Haiti, a non-profit organization that teaches laparoscopy to surgical residents in Pignon, Haiti.

Outside of work, Dr. Snow is an avid outdoorsman with a special interest in waterfowl hunting and training his young Labrador retriever, Avery. He and his wife, Colleen, have a young son named Luke.

Hospital Privileges

  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center
  • Des Peres Hospital

Contact Information

tel: (314) 776-7112
fax: (314) 776-7114
email: info@hoab.org

Location

10007 Kennerly Rd., Suite A
Saint Louis, MO 63128

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