Dr. Stanley Hoehn


Dr. Stanley Hoehn, MD, FACS, FASMBS founded The Bariatric Center of Kansas in 2002 and serves as the Medical Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.  Dr. Hoehn developed the idea for our free standing Bariatric Surgical Hospital and partnered with Shawnee Mission to complete this concept in 2010. As a founding member of the BCKC Surgical Hospital, he holds the position of Board President as well as Medical Director. 

Dr. Hoehn received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California in 1994.  He completed his surgical residency and internship at the University of Kansas in 1999.  

Dr. Hoehn has been approved as an ASMBS Bariatric Center of Excellence Surgeon since 2006.    He is Board Certified in General Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hoehn speaks frequently on a national platform for Ethicon Endo Surgery and hosts monthly preceptorships sharing his expertise at the practice with visiting surgeons.

Dr. Hoehn has been in private practice in the area since the end of his training offering abdominal, advanced laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery since that time and has performed over 9,000 weight-loss operations.   He is committed to outstanding patient care and to leading the highest quality Surgical Weight Loss program in the country. 

Dr. Brice Hamilton


Dr. Brice Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS joined The Bariatric Center of Kansas City in 2012. Dr. Hamilton is an accomplished General and Bariatric Surgeon, having practiced in Tennessee and Indiana where he founded bariatric programs for Horizon Medical Center and Clark Memorial Hospital.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1993 from Transylvania University, he graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee in 1997.  He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1997-2002. 

Dr. Hamilton is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  As a Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Hamilton serves as the President of the Kansas ASMBS Chapter.    

Dr. Hamilton has performed over 3,500 weight-loss operations and believes successful weight loss requires a multifaceted approach.  He believes all patients are deserving of a compassionate, involved physician who will help guide them on their weight loss journey. Dr. Hamilton is dedicated to ensuring that patients have all the tools that they need maintain a lifetime of success. 

Dr. Robert Aragon


Dr. Robert Aragon, MD, FACS, FASMBS, relocated to the Midwest to join the busiest program in the nation and the elite group of surgeons at The Bariatric Center of Kansas City in 2014, after completing a fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he became skilled in advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and robotic surgery. 

A native of California, and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Aragon completed his surgical residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California, where he was distinguished with awards as a Chief Resident. He completed a surgical research fellowship there as well and has participated in numerous research studies and presented and published his award-winning research nationally.   

Dr. Aragon is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

Dr. Aragon is truly devoted to the exciting field of weight-loss surgery, and to delivering highly skilled and compassionate care to his patients. He has performed over 2,500 successful weight-loss surgeries and has transformed thousands of lives into better health. He loves connecting with each patient on a personal level and spending the necessary quality time with each one to make their experience and weight-loss journey unique and special. He can often be seen taking photos with his patients showing their success or praying with them before their surgeries.  He is known to his patients as a surgeon with great hands and a great heart!