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David G. Pearson, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Dr. David Pearson is a board certified general surgeon who has completed additional advanced training in minimal access and metabolic surgery. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in the management of complex abdominal wall hernias, utilizing minimally invasive techniques which speed patient recovery after surgery
  • Treatment of chronic obesity by performing minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, as well as performing revision surgery for patients who suffer from complications of previous bariatric surgery
  • Providing definitive surgical treatment for acid reflux (GERD) for patients in whom medical treatments have failed
  • Enhanced recovery after bariatric and hernia surgery
  • Quality improvement for Mayo Clinic Arizona's hernia care practice

In addition to these clinical activities, Dr. Pearson actively participates in teaching Mayo medical students as well as in training general surgery residents. His focus in these regards is on advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.

  1. Abdominal wall reconstruction
  2. Adrenalectomy
  3. Appendectomy
  4. Bariatric surgery
  5. Cholecystectomy
  6. Esophagoscopy
  7. Gastric bypass surgery
  8. Hernia repair
  9. Hiatal hernia repair
  10. Intragastric balloon procedure
  11. Laparoscopic surgery
  12. Nissen fundoplication
  13. Robotic surgery
  14. Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Robotic abdominal wall reconstruction for simple and complex hernias
  • Open and minimally invasive component separation
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery (GERD)
  • Metabolic and bariatric surgery
  • Treatment of gastrointestinal and biliary tract diseases
  1. 2018
    Fellowship - Minimally Invasive & Bariatric SurgeryDepartment of General Surgery, Greenville Health System
  2. 2017
    ResidentSurgery - General (Categorical) Residency, Surgery, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2012
    MDWake Forest University School of Medicine
  4. 2008
    BS - Molecular Biosciences/BiotechnologyArizona State University


  1. 2019
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2008
    Year 1-2 HonorsWake Forest University
  2. 2008
    Summa Cum LaudeArizona State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Assistant Clerkship DirectorThird Year Surgical Clerkships, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2021 - present
    Clerkship DirectorFourth Year Sub-Internships and Electives, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberEnhanced Recovery Subcommittee, Surgical and Procedural Committee, Clinical Practice Committee
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberAZ Robotics Interest Group, Surgical and Procedural Committee, Clinical Practice Committee
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberAmericas Hernia Society
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberArizona Chapter, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  8. 2019 - present
    CoordinatorFourth Year Surgery Elective Clerkship and Subinternship, Surgery Block, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons (ACS)
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  11. 2013 - present
    MemberArizona Medical Board