Dr. Matt Apel

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Matthew E. Apel, MD, FACS, FASMBS completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona. He then joined the Division of General Surgery/Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at The University of Arizona as a Clinical Fellow. During his fellowship, he further developed his skills in advanced bariatric surgery procedures. He is also certified in using the robotic da Vinci Surgical System as a Console Surgeon. Dr. Apel’s passion for bariatric surgery is rooted in his desire to help patients not only improve—or resolve—many of their medical conditions, but also boost their self-esteem, quality of life, and overall happiness. He feels that it is an honor and a privilege to be part of each patient’s journey to a new, happier self! He regularly attends meetings and conferences to make sure he provides patients with state-of-the-art quality and care.

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  • “We have enhanced recovery protocols to get patients back home and get our patients on the road to recovery, so that they can start feeling normal as soon as possible,” Blossom Bariatrics surgeon Dr. Matt Apel said. “We use unique anesthesia protocols to minimize post-op complications such as pain and nausea, while simultaneously reducing the patient’s risk of post-op narcotic use, constipation, and risk of perioperative complications.”

  • Hospitals provide quality care, but scheduling delays and limited operating room capacity can be frustrating for patients undergoing elective surgery. Ambulatory surgery centers, like Blossom Bariatrics, provide a safe and flexible alternative to hospitals for patients undergoing elective surgery. Specializing in one area of medical expertise and maintaining a small, private staff allow these clinics to offer greater comfort and peace of mind during the pandemic.

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