Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael J. Garren, MD, FACS

  • Surgery (General)
  • Bariatric Surgery (Surgical Weight Management)
Michael J. Garren, MD, FACS

About

Dr. Garren is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He is the medical director of our Surgical Weight Management Program, and his clinical specialties include minimally invasive bariatric surgery as well as other advanced laparoscopic procedures, including colon, antireflux and hernia surgery. Designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Garren has published numerous articles in major medical journals and taught many other surgeons how to safely perform the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • UW Health at The American Center - Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-7090
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  • UW Health at The American Center - General Surgery
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 440-6300
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Comprehensive Hernia Center
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 440-6363
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI
Residencies
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internships
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Specialties

Conditions
Additional conditions and treatments
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Flank Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Lumbar Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Obturator Hernia
  • Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sports Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Upper GI Surgery