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Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Steven C. Simper is accepting new patients at this office.


1160 East 3900 South, Suite 4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Bariatric Surgery & General Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty General Surgery
Group Practice Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians
Hospital Affiliation
  • St. Mark's Hospital
Languages Spoken English

We are located on the 4th floor of the North Professional Building at St. Mark's Hospital.

Free Valet Parking offered


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Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Self-pay
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Other

About Dr. Simper
Dr. Simper



Dr. Simper performed his first bariatric procedures in 1984 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, in Texas. Currently, he performs the LGBP, LBPD-DS, Sleeve, Band, and Revisional surgery.

He joined RMAP in 2001, and began performing the Lap Gastric Bypass LGBP. Since 2008, he has developed his skill and expertise with the powerful Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch LBPD-DS. He is among a handful of surgeons who performs this procedure. He both proctors other surgeons and is a speaker at bariatric conferences in regards to the LBPD-DS. In following his patients, and witnessing results, he has become a strong advocate for this procedure in the select individual who needs a powerful surgery.

Through 2011, he has performed over 100 LBPD-DSs as the primary surgeon. He also perfoms LBPD-DS as a revisional surgery for those who have failed other bariatric procedures.

Dr Simper has been a presenter in both National and International Bariatric Meetings, and is active in publishing papers and attending seminars to further his knowledge as to the surgical treatment of obesity.

His education, training and qualifications include:

American Board of Surgery - Board Certified General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery - Board Certified Vascular SurgeryFellow of the American College of SurgeonsFellow of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic SurgeryObesity Action Coalition - Advisory Board MemberUniversity of Utah School of Medicine - Top 10% of Class - ROTC Air Force ScholarshipGeneral Surgery Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center - USAF San Antonio, TX - Top Surgical InternNon-Cardiac Thoracic and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship - Biloxi VA Hospital, MSVascular Surgery Fellowship - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1992-1993)Staff Surgeon - Incirlik, Turkey - USAF (1987-1988)Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Scott AFB, IL (1989-1992)

Dr. Simper is a native of Brigham City, Utah. After fulfilling his Air Force commitments and training, he returned to Utah to be closer to his family and the outdoors. He has six children, and his avocations include reading, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and hunting.


Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Wilford Hall Medical CenterSan Antonio, TX
    Residency in General Surgery


  • Biloxi VAMC & Keesler USAFBiloxi, Mississippi
    Fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Pennsylvania HospitalPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
    Fellowship in Vascular Surgery Fellowship


Awards & Honors  

  • Compassionate Physician Award
    Biloxi VAMC

  • cher in Surgery
    American Academy of Physicians

Languages Spoken  

  • English
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