Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

41 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Merril T. Dayton, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

41 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7124 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Specialties

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.5
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.5
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

November 08, 2014

I love this dr. he not only possibly saved my life but he is kind, friendly and thorough. he is understanding to my concerns and has spent many hours on my behave

October 13, 2014

Super Doctor allayed my fear.

September 16, 2014

I saw and spoke with my doctor for maybe a total of five minutes. I saw the Surgical Physician longer than my actual doctor which was disappointing

August 28, 2014

I have been extremely pleased with the health care Dr. Dayton and his staff have provided. This includes clinic visit prior to my operation, my operation and recovery stay, and my follow-up check ups after surgery. I know I am getting the best care there at University of Utah Medical. Thanks.

August 21, 2014

I did not feel as if the doctor really listened to my concerns. While my IBS diagnosis is logical and not something new, I am concerned that this is not entirely what what is going on. I have new symptoms and there was no discussion about these new symptoms.

August 19, 2014

Dr. Dayton is the very best I have ever seen and I have seen many doctors.

August 07, 2014

Dr. Dayton treated me like my problem was important to him. He spent time with me and asked questions. I was very impressed by the entire experience. I went in thinking that my problem would dismissed but I was treated with kindness and respect. I think surgeons get a baep

June 20, 2014

Dr. Dayton was outstanding. This was my first time meeting him and he was knowledgeable, kind, and expressed a genuine concern about my overall wellbeing. I did not feel rushed nor like he was in a hurry.

June 13, 2014

dr Dayton was professional, caring and informative. he asked multiple times if I had any questions and answered my questions very well. I didn't feel like he talked down to me and that's important. I had questions and he didn't take it personally that I would question his method. he was very open and warm to speak with. I'm glad I'm using hi as my surgeon.

June 05, 2014

very good

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Repair of Large Contaminated Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Functional Results after Colectomy and Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Causes of "Pouchitis" after Ileoanal Pull-Through
  • Gastric Mucosal Physiology, Barrier Protection
  • Lymph Node Ratios after Resection of Node-Positive Colon Cancer
  • Circadian Rhythms of Gastric Mucosal Defense Mechanisms
  • Prevention of Adhesions after Abdominal Surgery

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7124 School of Medicine
Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Post Graduate Training Harvard School of Public Health
Postgraduate Studies
Fellowship UCLA Medical Center
Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship UCLA Medical Center
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Fellow
Chief Resident UCLA Medical Center
Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency UCLA Medical Center
Surgery
Senior Resident
Fellowship Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Gastrointestinal
Fellow
Residency UCLA Medical Center
General Surgery
Junior Resident
Internship UCLA Medical Center
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Zoology
B.S.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Zoology
B.S.

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