Darren W. Soong M.D., FACS
Weight Loss Surgeon
Dr. Darren W. Soong, a certified Lap-Band system surgeon, and a bariatric surgeon at WhyDiet.com where he currently operates with the latest technology in Gastric Sleeve, Band and Bypass Surgeries. Along with Dr. James D. Atkinson, Bariatric Medical Director and Bariatric Surgeon, they have performed more Gastric Band surgeries than all other bariatric practices in Nevada combined.
In addition to working with WhyDiet.com,
Dr. Soong is a Senior Surgeon at
Surgical Weight Control Center of Las Vegas where over 4,000 surgeries were performed since the center’s opening in 1989. He has also served as a senior partner in the largest and busiest general surgery practice in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1995–2006. There he specialized in multiple types of surgeries including general, advanced laparoscopic, burn, advanced wound care, trauma, and peripheral nerve surgery.
Well versed in the medical industry, Dr. Soong is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is also an assistant clinical professor at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Department of Surgery and a member of the American Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Association, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
A native of Hawai’i, Dr. Soong graduated from UCLA in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and from the University of Hawaii in 1990 with his M.D. Dr. Soong completed his residency at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in 1995 where he was promoted to Chief Resident.
Dr. Soong has since remained a resident of Las Vegas where he lives with his wife and twin daughters.
Learn more about our other bariatric surgeon and the other members of our Las Vegas Weight Loss Center.