Dr. Joseph A. Kuhn, MD FACS

Founding Surgeon of WLS Surgical Associates

Dr. Kuhn founded WLS Surgical Associates to provide excellent and compassionate care to patients using the latest research and surgical techniques. He was passionate about pursuing the most effective means of treating disease, often adopting innovative strategies before most surgeons in the Dallas area. He was a pioneer in robotic surgery, single-incision surgery, and outpatient bariatric surgery. His mission of patient care has permeated through each physician and staff member of WLS Surgical Associates.


  • Texas A&M University, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, AOA Graduate with Highest Honors
  • Baylor University Medical Resident, General Surgery Residency
  • City of Hope National Med Center, Fellowship Surgical Oncology


  • Top Doctor in Dallas:  2000-2013: (D Magazine Best Doctor 2012)
  • Top Doctor in Texas:  2003-2013
  • Top Doctor in America:  2004-2013


  • over 150 papers, abstracts and presentations