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Michael J Garren, MD

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(608) 263-1036

MADISON, WI 53715-1375

Michael J Garren, MD

Clinical Professor
Section of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1989
  • Internship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1989-1990
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1990-1994

Clinical Specialties

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 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His clinical specialties include minimally invasive bariatric surgery as well as other advanced laparoscopic procedures, including colon, antireflux, and hernia surgery. Dr. Garren is medical director of the UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Diabetes remission and glycemic response to pre-bariatric surgery diet.
    Biro SM, Olson DL, Garren MJ, Gould JC
    J. Surg. Res. 2013 Nov; 185(1):1-5.
    [PubMed ID: 23845864]
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  • The impact of previous fundoplication on laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes: a case-control evaluation.
    Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J
    Surg Endosc 2012 Jan; 26(1):177-81.
    [PubMed ID: 21858578]
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  • Revisional surgery for failed vertical-banded gastroplasty.
    Tevis S, Garren MJ, Gould JC
    Obes Surg 2011 Aug; 21(8):1220-4.
    [PubMed ID: 21234698]
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  • Factors associated with readmission after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.
    Hong B, Stanley E, Reinhardt S, Panther K, Garren MJ, Gould JC
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2012 Nov-Dec; 8(6):691-5.
    [PubMed ID: 21978746]
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  • Impact of gastrojejunostomy diameter on long-term weight loss following laparoscopic gastric bypass: a follow-up study.
    Smith C, Garren M, Gould J
    Surg Endosc 2011 Jul; 25(7):2164-7.
    [PubMed ID: 21184107]
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