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John D. Dockins, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM

Patient Ratings

4.7 / 5 (Based on 59 Ratings)


Weight Loss Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

Call 425-544-2000

John D. Dockins, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM is accepting new patients.

Telemedicine Visits Available

Conditions Treated

obesity and obesity related diseases

Procedures Performed

bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery, duodenal switch weight loss surgery, gastric bypass weight loss surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-544-2000
  • Fax: 425-544-2001







Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2022 Seattle Met "Top Docs"

Board Certification

Board Certified in General Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Dr. John Dockins is fellowship trained and board-certified in obesity medicine and general surgery, and has clinical experience with morbid obesity, obesity-related diseases, minimally invasive bariatric surgery and esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedures.

Philosophy of Care

My role is to be fully committed to my patients throughout their weight loss journey. I believe that to be a skilled bariatric surgeon, you must be fully invested in all aspects of weight loss and the wellness journey. I want to help my patients lose weight so they can improve their overall health and enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle.


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Medical School

University of Mississippi School of Medicine | Jackson, MS


Howard University Hospital (general surgery) | Washington, DC


University of Missouri Health Care (bariatric surgery) | Columbia, MO

Personal Information

I live in the Seattle area with my wife and two sons. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball at local parks and boating on Lake Washington.

Community Involvement

I volunteer for UNCF Seattle, a nonprofit dedicated to helping minority students attend college and pursue higher education goals.


July 28, 2022
Love Dr. Dockins and his whole team!
July 07, 2022
Dr. Dockins changed my life. His care and concern for me has been stellar. I also appreciate the new cheerleader I have in my corner.
July 07, 2022
Doctor comes in room, has a speech', talks fast, it's a cute speech, but it's extremely canned. Not personalized. Not to be interrupted. Then he leaves. 8 minutes (less). He's my surgeon. My surgery went perfectly. As a doctor pre & post op. Useless. Zero personalized support or care. But, I'd technically rather have a perfect surgery, than a great hand-holder. Unless it's possible to have a surgeon who cares? Is that possible?
September 13, 2021
Dr. Dockins is an excellent champion & advocate for his patients!
August 10, 2021
Love Dr. Dockins!!
July 22, 2021
I am a huge fan of Dr. Dockins! He makes me feel like he is my cheerleader too, and I really appreciate all that he does. I never feel rushed, I feel like I have a partner in achieving my goals!
June 15, 2021
Dr. Dockins is a wonderful human. His passion for his work is evident. His friendly demeanor was calming and reassuring.
June 08, 2021
Talks too fast!
June 08, 2021
May 20, 2021
Dr. Dockins was very responsive to my questions & concerns.