Skip to main content
Eric T. Volckmann
( out of 100 reviews )

Eric T. Volckmann, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

  • 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

    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 100 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

    Patient comments are gathered from our patient experience survey and displayed in their entirety.
    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 20, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Knows his practice

    August 11, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Volkmann is a gem, with a great attitude & I'll continue to see him in the future!!

    August 11, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Volckmann is very caring and concerned for your well being!

    August 06, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    I had ALOT of questions, he answered them, and if I have more I will reach out. Having surgery is a major decision, it is not something that I was leaning toward. Yes, its scary, but I want to get better and live a normal life, and not feel terrible all the time. I feel like I made the right decision.

    July 24, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He was amazing! He heard everything I was saying he was very eager to help figure out what is going on. He heard all my concerns and voiced his, we came up with a plan for the first time and many Drs later I finally feel hopeful and at ease to know he and his team are going above and beyond to help me.

    July 23, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Friendly and professional. Willing to answer all questions and seemed to genuinely care.

    July 20, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Violckmann took get care in explaining to me the procedure he will take after the endoscopy results.

    July 18, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Volckmann is amazing! He is so personable and easy to talk to.

    July 14, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Volckmann always makes sure I understand everything he is telling me and I always feel comfortable when asking him any question.

  • 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 -Primary
    Academic Divisions General Surgery
    Board Certification
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Education history

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

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Kindel TL, Ganga RR, Baker JW, Noria SF, Jones DB, Omotosho P, Volckmann ET, Williams NN, Telem DA, Petrick AT, Gould JC, ASMBS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee (2021). American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Preoperative Care Pathway for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(9), 1529-1540. (Read full article)
    2. Martinez PL, McGarrity LA, Turner NA, Volckmann ET, Kohler RM, Morrow EH, Ibele AR (2021). Self-Pay Payer Status Predicts Long-Term Loss to Follow-Up After Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 31(4), 1590-1596. (Read full article)
    3. 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 VK (2011). A comparison of outcomes between open and laparoscopic surgical repair of recurrent inguinal hernias. Surg Endosc, 25(7), 2330-7.
    4. Volckmann ET, Hungness ES, Soper NJ, Swanstrom LL (2009). Surgeon perceptions of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). J Gastrointest Surg, 13(8), 1401-10. (Read full article)
    5. Swanstrom LL, Volckmann E, Hungness E, Soper NJ (2009). Patient attitudes and expectations regarding natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc, 23(7), 1519-25. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Auyang ED, Vaziri K, Volckmann E, Martin JA, Soper NJ, Hungness ES (2008). NOTES: cadaveric rendezvous hybrid small bowel resection. [Abstract]. Surg Endosc, 22(10), 2277-8. (Read full article)