Dr Shaan Akhtar

Dr. Shaan Akhtar is a fellowship trained minimally invasive, robotic, and bariatric surgeon. He is a native of Arizona, who graduated from Arizona State University for undergraduate education, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix for his medical school training.

He fell in love with Midwest while in his general surgery residency training at the University of Kansas-Wichita. Dr. Akhtar completed fellowship training in minimally invasive, robotic, and bariatric surgery at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.
In his free time, Dr. Akhtar enjoys golf, basketball, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Contact Info

Phone: (816) 254-9292

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United Bariatric Center of Kansas City 19101 E. Valley View Parkway Suite B
Independence, 64055

Procedures Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Ballooon
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare


  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of Kansas College of Medicine

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