Jay Michael Snow, MD

Meet Dr. Jay Michael Snow

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Meet Dr. Jay Michael Snow

Dr. Snow is committed to helping patients achieve weight loss success, and is well known for his excellent surgical skills and warm bedside manner. He is a highly experienced Bariatric Surgeon who has performed more than 3,000 weight loss surgeries, helping to change thousands of lives throughout his career. Dr. Snow specializes in laparoscopic surgery, which allows for less invasive procedures with shorter recovery times. He consistently demonstrates respect for his patients, and cares not just for the medical side of a patient but for the whole person. Dr. Snow founded St. Louis Bariatrics with the goal of empowering patients to take an active role in their own health care. Outside of work Dr. Snow is an avid outdoorsman with a special interest in waterfowl hunting with his Labrador Retriever, Avery. He is an active member of St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church, and a fan of University of Missouri athletics, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Blues. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Colleen, and their four sons.

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Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Fitness from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • Medical Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Completed his general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma
  • Completed a fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, which is the only fellowship in the country to be triple accredited in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatrics, and Flexible Endosurgery.
  • Bariatric Medical Director at Mercy Hospital Jefferson
  • Dr. Snow has given multiple presentations at Society meetings and has been published in peer-reviewed medical literature.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Snow has gained recognition for his medical expertise and his compassionate bedside manner. Recent awards include:

  • Missouri Magazine Top Doctor (2021) – Dr. Snow featured as a Top Doctor representing St. Louis, MO.
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Top Doctor in St. Louis – awarded by the The Leading Physicians of the World and the International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP)
  • Who’s Who Doctor in Missouri for Bariatric Medicine (2019)
  • Vitals Patient’s Choice Award (2013-2018) – This honor is bestowed on physicians who have received perfect or near perfect scores in the category of making a difference in their patient’s lives.
  • Vitals Patient’s Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2017, 2018) – This recognition is granted to physicians whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Approximately 1% of physicians in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013-2018) – This honor is bestowed on physicians who treat patients with the utmost kindness and is based on overall and bedside manner scores.
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree (2017, 2018) – The 5 Year Honoree award is bestowed on physicians who have the highest scores in the bedside manner category for five consecutive years. A few distinct doctors in the United States have received this honor based on experiences shared by their patients.
  • Vitals On Time Doctor Award (2014–2018) – This award recognizes physicians who have a consistently high rating for timeliness at appointments and is based on overall and promptness scores.
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor in St. Louis (2014)
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor in Greater St. Louis Metro Area (2014)

Dr. Snow has also volunteered with Project Haiti, a non-profit organization that teaches laparoscopy to surgical residents in Pignon, Haiti.


Licensed in the state of Missouri and the state of Illinois

List of Professional Organizations or Certifications

  • Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Member of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

Contact St. Louis Bariatrics to schedule a consultation with Dr. Snow.

Dr. Jay Snow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.

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