A Tulsa area native, Dr. Varnell received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Central Oklahoma in 1998 and his medical degree from the OU College of Medicine in 2002. After medical school, Dr. Varnell completed his residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Department of Surgery.
Dr. Varnell completed a fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center that focused on minimally invasive surgery and advanced laparoscopy techniques. His special interests are the treatment of patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), laparoscopic colon surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Varnell is the Bariatric Surgical Director for Bailey Medical Center and specializes in Bariatrics.