Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC, 2005
Residencies & Internships
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Surgery, NC, 2010
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital, Surgery Bariatric, MA, 2011

About Me

Biographical Statement

Oliver Varban, MD is a minimally invasive surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery and has been in practice since 2010. After graduating with a degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Varban completed his medical school and general surgery residency training at Wake Forest University. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

Dr. Varban has served as past president of Michigan State Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and currently serves on the executive board of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) as well as on the ASMBS committee for quality improvement and patient safety and editorial board of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) . He has published numerous research publications, featured in the New York Times and presented both nationally and internationally on the topic of obesity, metabolic syndrome and outcomes with bariatric surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Varban's clinical interests include outcomes of bariatric surgery, diabetes, access to care and quality improvement.

Awards & Honors

  • Hour Detroit Magazine’s – Top Docs (2017, 2018, 2021)

Videos and Articles

  • Videos
  • Blog Posts


Location Pin
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Patient Ratings
Overall Patient Ratings :
4.9 out of 5
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