Daniel Cottam, MD
Surgical Weight Control Center of Nevada
Dr. Daniel Cottam grew up in Cypress, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas in 1997. He followed with his internship in surgery at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa and completed his surgical residency in New York at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island. After seeing the tremendous changes in patients following gastric bypass surgery during this surgical residency, he became interested in the health and welfare of the morbidly obese . This interest prompted him to perform groundbreaking research on the immunology of obesity as well as to publish articles on the effects of weight loss on the immune system. Currently Dr. Cottam is the only physician who has proposed a mechanism on the causes of higher rates of cancer in the morbidly obese. His future research is planned to further evaluate this theory.
In order to learn more about the effects of obesity on the general health, he accepted a one year research position at the University of Pittsburgh. During this year he concentrated on the effects of hormones produced by the stomach and brain on hunger and satiety. He also wrote landmark articles concerning diabetes and obesity, and polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity.
Following this research year, Dr. Cottam did a year of advanced laparoscopic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh where he performed over 350 bariatric procedures. He focused on patients who had had multiple operations prior to having bariatric surgery performed. He was also part of the team which pioneered a new surgical approach to patients who are at the highest risk during bariatric surgery.
Dr. Cottam is board certified in general surgery and a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He has received numerous awards during his life including Eagle Scout, Researcher of the Year three times during residency, winner of the most outstanding poster presentation at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, winner of the most outstanding oral presentation at the annual meetings of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He has also been awarded two grants by the latter society, one to study inflammation in obesity, and the other to study the effects of gastric bypass surgery on patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Some of our most asked about procedures: Lapband (Laparoscopic Gastric Banding), Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Revision Surgery
Areas Served: Las Vegas, Reno, Los Angeles, St George, Cedar City, Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego