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Matt Ricks, DO
Bariatric Surgeon

"I enjoy working with a program that has an emphasis on providing patients with the resources and education to make this life changing step. It is with a passion that we help our patients change their lives."

Dr. Matt Ricks is an advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) general surgeon. He specializes in bariatric surgery and has been performing bariatric procedures for the past five years. He is certified to perform laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy operations.

Minimally Invasive General Surgeon Matt Ricks

Dr. Ricks is an attending surgeon for the general surgery residency program at Des Peres Hospital and is actively involved in the education of residents, interns, and students. He is recognized by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Ricks graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science in exercise physiology. He went to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Des Peres Hospital.

Dr. Ricks enjoys spending time with his family backpacking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, camping and fishing. He also plays the guitar.