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David Fromm, MD
David Fromm, MD
General & Bariatric Surgery
I am a Rapid City native and come from a family of local physicians. I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where I met my wife, with whom I now have three children—two sons and one daughter. I returned to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota, and went to the University of Iowa for surgical training.
One of the things I enjoy most about surgery is performing minimally invasive procedures, including robotics, laparoscopic and some advanced endoscopic procedures. The advantages of minimally invasive techniques include faster patient recovery and fewer complications. I am especially interested in treating diseases of the esophagus, stomach and endocrine system using these techniques.
I am the Medical Director for the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, a division of Rapid City Medical Center that offers surgical and medical treatments to patients with metabolic syndrome or obesity. The goal of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is not only to help patients achieve a slimmer physical appearance, but to prevent and control health conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
In addition to my practice at Rapid City Medical Center, I am heavily involved in leading the robotic surgery program at Rapid City Regional Hospital and I am an associate professor for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the Rapid City campus.
I spend much of my free time with my family, supporting my children’s various sporting, musical and arts activities.