Van S Leavitt, DO
Agave Surgical Associates, PC2919 South Ellsworth Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Dr. Van Leavitt is an Arizona native and bariatric surgeon afiiliated with the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management. He attended K-12 in the Gilbert public school system and later went on to Arizona State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and linguistics. He is fluent in Spanish and has gone on several medical mission trips to Mexico, where he has been able to treat underserved populations.
Dr. Leavitt attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, for his medical school training. Upon completion of his medical degree he was accepted into a general surgery residency program at Beaumont Health in Detroit, Michigan, through Michigan State University. Dr. Leavitt trained heavily in laparoscopic surgery, trauma surgery, colorectal surgery, hernia surgery, anti-reflux surgery, breast surgery, wound care, and endoscopy (including EGD and colonoscopy).
He is certified to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including but not limited to disorders of the gallbladder, stomach, intestines, and colon. After successfully completing his 5-year residency he was accepted at Banner Gateway Weight Loss Center in Gilbert, AZ, as a bariatric fellow for 13 months. During this time he became dedicated to learning more about obesity and its surgical treatment.
Since his initial training, Dr. Leavitt has participated in several additional courses for revisional bariatric surgery, ORBERA® intragastric balloon placement, and management of postoperative bariatric complications. Dr. Leavitt is currently a member of several surgical societies, including ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons), SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons), ACOS (American College of Osteopathic Surgeons) and AOA (American Osteopathic Association).
Dr. Leavitt accepts most insurance plans, and is currently accepting new patients at Mountain Vista Medical Center.