Dr. Roger A. de la Torre is a board-certified surgeon with the Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Kansas City. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. de la Torre served as an associate professor and director of the Bariatric Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and as director of the school's BioDesign and Innovation Program. He has also served on the faculty of schools including University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Louis University, and on the faculty of the Advanced Laparoscopic Training Center in Atlanta. Dr. de la Torre offers his patients a wealth of experience and expertise in bariatric surgery, having worked in the field for more than 15 years. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most notably a U.S. News and World Report High Performing Specialty Award, along with others recognizing his surgical and overall care skills.
Dr. de la Torre has been an active researcher and author, writing multiple papers, abstracts and articles detailing advances and methods in bariatric and laparoscopic surgical techniques. His level of knowledge in this area ensures patients receive the latest most advanced care in bariatric and minimally invasive procedures. In addition to his medical training, Dr. de la Torre holds over 65 patents, and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. He is the co-founder and director of Towertech Research Group, a medical technique/procedure research entity. He is listed among Who’s Who of Science and Engineering and Who’s Who of American Inventors. Dr. de la Torre's professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of General Surgeons.
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