Bariatric Journal

Dr. Daniel Cottam, MD

Dr. Cottam is the first surgeon in the United States to perform the single anastomosis loop duodenal switch, and along with Mitch Roslin of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, he pioneered this procedure in the United States. This procedure has revolutionized the care of obesity and drastically reduced complication rates. Currently, he serves as a master consultant for Medtronic and teaches, lectures, and proctors surgeons from all over the world.

Dr. Daniel Cottam complete his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he returned to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas. His residency was completed at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, New York. While at the Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Cottam developed an interest in bariatric surgery.

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