Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

63 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Eric T. Volckmann, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-3856 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Volckmann specializes in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Volckmann received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He then continued on to his residency in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While at Northwestern, Dr. Volckmann also completed a two-year research fellowship focusing on the development of new minimally invasive surgical techniques.

After finishing his surgical residency, Dr. Volckmann then completed a Clinical Assistant Professorship at The Ohio State University Medical Center (one of the oldest training programs in the country focused on minimally invasive surgery) where he gained extensive training in minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric procedures such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. Dr. Volckmann's other areas of clinical expertise include: diagnostic and interventional flexible upper endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery for complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernias, achalasia, and abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Volckmann's research interests include surgical outcomes and quality, and studying the effects of bariatric surgery on inflammation, nutrition, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.0
Doctor'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.

March 28, 2014

With this being my first visit with Dr. Volckman I feel very comfortable and confident that he truly wants to help me. My experience with my previous provider was not pleasing because I didn't see any type of understanding or concern for my wellbeing. With this visit, I completely trust his advice with the direction he feels is the best way to go. I'm very appreciative of the whole visit.

February 22, 2014

Totally satisfied

November 12, 2013

Very good

August 06, 2013

Dr. Volkman was very knowledgeable about the subject and presented the information and all issues concerned in a very open, patient, friendly manner. Not at any point did he make me feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Nor was he condescending.

May 13, 2013

I saw a recent med school graduate working on residency first - he performed one examination, then I waited while he relayed the info to Dr. Volckmann, who came in later and performed another (identical) examination. I don't mind helping a new doctor gain experience (they did ask my permission, which I gave), but it would be more time efficient to have Volckmann attend the first exam to avoid doing the same thing twice.

April 29, 2013

very satisfied

February 11, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Volkmann. He was thorough and listened to all my questions and concerns.

October 16, 2012

There was a lot of information given to me. It came fast enough that I couldn't begin to remember it all. But I was given printed literature and instructions, so hope everything I was told is contained in the handouts I received.

September 23, 2012

I appreciated the thorough explanation of what he did during surgery when I asked him to fill me in about it. He was very willing to tell me all about it including drawing pictures. He even answered some personal questions I asked about his family.

July 31, 2012

Always receive good care from this clinic.

July 30, 2012

Eric Volkeman has developed the best, most efficient, and helpful group I have ever been associated with. They don't rush you through and you feel like you'll be taken care of by everyone through your process!

July 26, 2012

The doctor and his staff were very nice. Everyone was great and loved meeting everyone!!

July 10, 2012

excellent

June 25, 2012

I haven't felt with medical care I've received in the past such caring and personalized care as I have received by the folks in Dr. Volckmann's office... Thank you!

April 28, 2012

Dr Volckmann was very comfortable to be around. He had a sense of humor and was easy to talk to.

March 31, 2012

This was my first visit with Dr. Volckman and I felt that he went above the expected visit time for me but made me feel like he had all the time in the world just for me.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Surgical Innovation
  • Surgical Outcomes and Quality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Neuropathy
  • Metabolism and Obesity

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3856 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Volckmann specializes in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Volckmann received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He then continued on to his residency in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While at Northwestern, Dr. Volckmann also completed a two-year research fellowship focusing on the development of new minimally invasive surgical techniques. After finishing his surgical residency, Dr. Volckmann then completed a Clinical Assistant Professorship in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Dr. Volckmann is actively engaged in resident and medical student education at the University Hospital and the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is an active member of the ACS, ASMBS, AAS, SAGES, and SSAT, and his research and clinical interests include surgical outcomes and quality, and studying the effects of bariatric surgery on inflammation, nutrition, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professorship in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Fellow
Residency McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
General Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Research Fellow
Professional Medical University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology - concentration in Chemistry; Minor in Business Administration
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Shah NR, Mikami DJ, Cook C, Manilchuk A, Hodges C, Memark VR, Volckmann ET, Hall CR, Steinberg S, Needleman B, Hazey JW, Melvin WS, Narula V(2011)A comparison of outcomes between open and laparoscopic surgical repair of recurrent inguinal hernias.  Surgical Endoscopy, 25(7),2330-7
  2. Swanstrom LL, Volckmann E, Hungness E, Soper N(2009)Patient attitudes and expectations regarding natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery.  Surgical Endoscopy, 23(7),1519-25
  3. Volckmann ET, Hungness ES, Soper NJ, Swanstrom L(2009)Surgeon perceptions of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 13(8),1401-10
  4. Auyang ED, Vaziri K, Volckmann E, Martin JA, Soper NJ, Hungness E(2008)NOTES: cadaveric rendezvous hybrid small bowel resection.  Surgical Endoscopy, 22(10),2277-8

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