Alfonso Preciado, MD is a board-certified general surgeon with specialty in laparoscopic / minimally invasive surgery. He performs surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases such as cancer, hernia, gastroesophageal reflux, diverticular disease, gallstones, bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, among others.

Dr. Preciado received his medical degree from the University of Panama in 1989. After fulfilling his internship and social service in Panama, Dr. Preciado continued his training in general surgery at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1998, where he received the Lester A. Dunmire Award and the Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. He served as Chief Resident at Western Pennsylvania Hospital from 1997 to 1998, and he then went on to complete a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, from 1998 to 1999.

After completing his training in 1999, Dr. Preciado practiced in his native country of Panama for five years, where he became part of the academic staff at the social security hospital, as well as director of resident education. During his stay in Panama, Dr. Preciado introduced advanced laparoscopic techniques to the country, including the first laparoscopic gastric bypass. He has been practicing in Utah since 2007.


Medical School
University of Panama

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Advanced Laparoscopy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Certifications & Memberships

General Surgery


St. Mark's Hospital



Languages Spoken



General Surgery

Office Locations

MountainStar General Surgery
1250 East 3900 South
Suite 460
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (801) 262-3564
Fax: (801) 262-3613

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Accepted Insurance

Accepted Insurance Plans We are providers for most major health insurance plans, however we do NOT participate with the following plans: IHC Select Value University of Utah Health Plans

Additional Locations

MountainStar General Surgery - Draper

74 Kimballs Lane, Suite 210
Draper, UT 84020 (801) 566-3062

MountainStar General Surgery - West Jordan

8846 South Redwood Rd., Suite E-121
Draper, UT 84088