General Surgery & Lap-Band Experts in Draper, Utah

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Dr. Darrin F. Hansen | MD, FACS
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Meet Dr. Darrin F. Hansen


Dr. Hansen earned his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed a residency in General Surgery at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been in private practice since 1999, is married, and has four children.

Dr. Hansen is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Utah Medical Association, and the Salt Lake Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (A.S.M.B.S.). He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Alta View Hospital. Dr. Hansen performs a broad range of general surgical operations, including advanced laparoscopic procedures.

He is a Center of Excellence surgeon for the LAP-BAND procedure. This credential is given to surgeons who maintain the highest standards for bariatric patient care. With over eight years of experience and over 2000 LAP-BAND procedures combined with ongoing advanced training and techniques, patients have the best chance for excellent results. He also participates in research. He is one of the leading contributors to a national outcome study of the newest Allergan A.P. Band. He has also organized and instituted a research study on a resolution for type II diabetic LAP-BAND patients with a B.M.I. of 30-35, which is ongoing for patients who qualify.

Doctor Hansen currently serves on the International ReShape Scientific Advisory Board for the company who produce, maintain, and advance Lap band use for weight loss.

We're conveniently located in the Lone Peak Medical Campus in Draper, Utah

Dr. Hollie Hancock | EDD, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counselor
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Meet Dr. Hollie Hancock

ED.D., M.S., CMHC Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Hollie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in Social and Behavioral Sciences, a Master of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Argosy University studying Counseling Psychology. Her clinical counseling experience has been in residential treatment as a dual diagnosis therapist for substance abuse and addiction patients. Hollie is currently in private practice in the Draper area. Also, a LAP-BAND patient, Hollie is passionate about the journey and success of those with whom she interacts. “This is a very emotional and psychologically difficult process. LAP-BAND patients need to know how to care for their ‘entire self’ in order to truly succeed with their weight loss goals; mind, body, and spirit.” In her spare time, Hollie likes to read, cook and bake, travel, and train for triathlons. Her motto: “It doesn’t have to be pretty. I don’t have to be thin. I don’t have to win. I just want to finish!”

Dr. Hollie Hancock | EDD, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counselor
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Meet Kristi, RN

Lap-Band and Office Nurse Manager

Kristi has been working with Dr. Hansen's practice for 10 years, and truly appreciates her nursing career. She assists many patients on their weight-loss journey, and maintains a positive outlook in the process.
She has worked in private duty pediatrics, as well as Endoscopy, and in the operating room. Kristi does all the nursing duties at our office- from helping post-op patients after surgery, to assisting Dr. Hansen on in office procedures. You'll always be greeted with warmth and a smile.
Kristi is married with 4 girls, and was born and raised in Utah. She likes staying busy, and adores the outdoors with her family. Whether it's being silly with her kids, making new recipes, exploring new hiking trails, or laundry, she just enjoys every day for what it holds.

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