|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-3856||University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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
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.
UofU Patient February 22, 2014
Totally satisfiedUofU Patient November 12, 2013
Very goodUofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient April 29, 2013
very satisfiedUofU Patient February 11, 2013
I was very impressed with Dr. Volkmann. He was thorough and listened to all my questions and concerns.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient July 31, 2012
Always receive good care from this clinic.UofU Patient 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!UofU Patient July 26, 2012
The doctor and his staff were very nice. Everyone was great and loved meeting everyone!!UofU Patient July 10, 2012
excellentUofU Patient 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!UofU Patient April 28, 2012
Dr Volckmann was very comfortable to be around. He had a sense of humor and was easy to talk to.UofU Patient 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.