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Ellen H. Morrow
( out of 32 reviews )

Ellen H. Morrow, MD, MS, FACS

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Locations

  • Dr. Morrow completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and has significant experience in esophageal surgery and diagnosis of pathophysiology. She has performed a high volume of laparoscopic procedures for reflux, paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. Dr. Morrow is certified in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, with experience in laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisions. Dr. Morrow performs foregut, bariatric, and general surgery at the University and Veteran’s Hospitals. Dr. Morrow provides patient-centered care. Her goal is to assist her patients in improving their health and their lives.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 32 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Shes absolutely amazing!

    July 06, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Excellent GI surgeon.

    May 24, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very knowledgeable and compassionate

    May 24, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Was disappointing and offending I been in severe pain and discomfort since Feb. Waiting till May to see her and drove 3 hrs for her to tell me I'm fat and give me a list of protein drinks to buy that I cannot afford oh just take more pills. Her lack of caring and compassion is sad, before being disabled I was an MA and I can't believe this horrible experience I had!!!

    May 13, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Morrow always listens to my concerns and addresses them immediately. She is very caring and professional.

    March 11, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Morrow listens to your concerns and gives the best advice when treating you.

    March 11, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    This was my second time meeting with Dr. Morrow. She helped me understand my options, and helped me make decisions for future care, with confidence. She was very thorough.

    March 06, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Morrow was very understanding and listened with great interest in what I listed as the issues that I am experiencing and addressed them accordingly.

    February 18, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Good visit

  • Dr. Morrow completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and has significant experience in esophageal surgery and diagnosis of pathophysiology. She has performed a high volume of laparoscopic procedures for reflux, paraesophageal hernias, and achalasia. Dr. Morrow is certified in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, with experience in laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisions. Dr. Morrow performs foregut, bariatric, and general surgery at the University and Veteran’s Hospitals. Dr. Morrow provides patient-centered care. Her goal is to assist her patients in improving their health and their lives.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions General Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery

    Education history

    Graduate Training Clinical Investigation - University of Utah M.S.C.I
    Minimally Invasive Surgery - University of Washington Senior Fellow
    Residency Surgery - Stanford University Hospital Resident
    Medicine - Stanford University Medical School M.D.
    Undergraduate Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology - Yale University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Khouri A, Martinez P, Kieffer M, Volckmann E, Chen J, Morrow E, Turner N, Ibele A (2022). Repairing small type I hiatal hernias at the time of RYGB is not necessary to achieve resolution of reflux symptoms. Surg Endosc, 37(6), 4910-4916. (Read full article)
    2. Call M, Qeadan F, Tingey B, Morrow E, Webber D, Hamilton B, Locke A (2023). Measuring provider well-being: initial validation of a brief engagement survey. BMC Health Serv Res, 23(1), 432. (Read full article)
    3. Coughlin JW, Nauman E, Wellman R, Coley RY, McTigue KM, Coleman KJ, Jones DB, Lewis K, Tobin JN, Wee CC, Fitzpatrick SL, Desai JR, Murali S, Morrow EH, Rogers AM, Wood GC, Schlundt DG, Apovian CM, Duke MC, McClay JC, Soans R, Nemr R, Williams N, Courcoulas A, Holmes JH, Anau J, Toh S, Sturtevant JL, Horgan CE, Cook AJ, Arterburn DE, PCORnet Bariatric Study Collaborative (2022). Preoperative Depression Status and Five Year Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in the PCORnet Bariatric Study Cohort. Ann Surg, 277(4), 637-646. (Read full article)
    4. Chen J, Razzouk J, Martinez P, Kohler R, Morrow E, Ibele A, Volckmann E (2022). The utility of endoscopy prior to bariatric surgery: an 11-year retrospective analysis of 885 patients. Surg Endosc, 37(6), 3127-3135. (Read full article)
    5. Morrow EH, Mai T, Choi B, Gu LY, Thielking P, Sandweiss D, Qeadan F (2022). Comparison of Mindfulness Interventions for Healthcare Professionals: A Mixed-Methods Study. Complement Ther Med, 70, 102864. (Read full article)
    6. Smith AJ, Shoji K, Griffin BJ, Sippel LM, Dworkin ER, Wright HM, Morrow E, Locke A, Love TM, Harris JI, Kaniasty K, Langenecker SA, Benight CC (2022). Social cognitive mechanisms in healthcare worker resilience across time during the pandemic. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 57(7), 1457-1468. (Read full article)
    7. Raber H, May A, Tingey B, Qeadan F, Morrow E, Mullin S, Nickman NA, Tyler LS (2022). Burnout, professional fulfillment, sleep impairment, and self-compassion within an academic medical center pharmacy department. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 79, 1551-1561. (Read full article)
    8. McGarrity LA, Terrill AL, Martinez PL, Ibele AR, Morrow EH, Volckmann ET, Smith TW (2022). The Role of Resilience in Psychological Health Among Bariatric Surgery Patients. Obes Surg, 32(3), 792-800. (Read full article)
    9. Jacobs A, Martinez P, Morrow E, Ibele A (2021). The impact of patient-reported outcomes on loss to follow-up care after bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc, 36(2), 936-940. (Read full article)
    10. Leeflang E, Madden J, Ibele A, Glasgow R, Morrow E (2021). Laparoscopic management of symptomatic congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Morgagni in the adult. Surg Endosc, 36(1), 216-221. (Read full article)
    11. Morrow E, Chang JW, Biber J, Miller M, McGarrity L, Glasgow R, Volckmann E, Ibele A, Brooke B (2020). Prospective Collection of PROMIS Physical Function Measure Demonstrates Significant Improvement After Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 30(5), 1898-1903. (Read full article)

    Other

    1. Smith AJ, Shoji K, Griffin BJ, Sippel LM, Dworkin ER, Wright HM, Morrow E, Locke A, Love TM, Harris JI, Kaniasty K, Langenecker SA, Benight CC (2022). Correction to: Social cognitive mechanisms in healthcare worker resilience across time during the pandemic. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (57(7), p. 1469). Germany. (Read full article)
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