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Darin Minkin, DO
Bariatric Surgeon, Program Medical Director

"I’ve watched my father struggle with obesity and all its co-morbidities for all my life, and when I see other people going down that same path, I know I can help them."

Dr. Darin Minkin started the bariatric surgery program at Des Peres Hospital in 2004 and since then has served as the program’s medical director. Dr. Minkin is board certified in general surgery and specializes in advanced laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery. He has performed more than 1,100 bariatric procedures. He performs laparoscopic gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Darin Minkin certified through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Minkin is certified through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Center of Excellence Surgeon since 2009. He is recognized by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Osteopathic Association. He was also the first bariatric surgeon in St. Louis, MO to receive the prestigious Lap Band Champion designation.

Dr. Darin Minkin is an attending, teaching surgeon for the general surgery residency program at Des Peres Hospital, and remains actively involved in the education of students, interns, and residents. He does this instead of having his own private practice. He teaches his students how to care and what conditions to look out for. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Kansas City, College of Health Sciences.

He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery including a full year of training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. A Florida native, Dr. Minkin moved to St. Louis in 1999. He and his wife have two children.

MyNewSelf Bariatrics is lucky to have Dr. Darin Minkin as one of the stars of our weight loss surgery team. He brings so much to the surgery room, but he also contributes in ways that we can’t even get into. It would simply take too long for us to talk about all of the great things Darin Minkin does for MyNewSelf and the community.