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Leonard K. Welsh, MD, FACS, FASMBS

A native of central California, Dr. Welsh completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University earning a degree in Linguistics. He attended medical school at Tulane University and completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Hawaii. He completed an advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship at Duke University, including a year of dedicated research in bariatric surgery outcomes. 

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a Focused Practice Designation in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He holds active memberships in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Foregut Society, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has presented at many national meetings and published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and studies. He has clinical interests in minimally invasive surgical techniques, metabolic and bariatric surgery, and surgical ethics.

He is happy to call Colorado home and enjoys spending time with his family in all the many wonderful outdoor opportunities the Western Slope has to offer.

Reviews from Dr. Welsh's patients

Kelly R.

Overall I had a very good experience with this provider. Dr. Welsh took a lot of time explaining my procedure before the surgery, exactly what was done, and what I could expect in terms of my recovery. Dr. Welsh seems very experienced and extremely proficient in all aspects of robotic laparoscopic surgery.  I am confident in his work and I expect a full recovery. I highly recommend him and the General Surgeons of Western Colorado staff.

Carrissa R.

Dr. Welsh is an excellent doctor and surgeon.  He took time to answer my questions and make sure I was ready to proceed with treatment.  Highly recommend!

Angela B.

He is amazing. He literally saved my life when he put in a feeding tube in January. Very professional

Curtis W.

Great Staff, great atmosphere and great vibes. I think more doctors could learn about the warmth and attention that this office gives to its patients. Very glad to have found such an awesome team.

Daniel E.

Very professional, yet welcoming facility. The staff are warm and courteous. Dr. Welsh, as well as Dr. O'Day and Dr. Hirth have all been so amazing. I have never felt rushed, they have all treated me as if I’m their only patient. I truly feel blessed to have care from this office.

Shellie M.

Dr. welsh was very informative and answered all my questions. Good visit.

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