About Dr Dennis Orr

Youngstown Minimally Invasive Surgeon


I am a fellowship-trained laparoscopic surgeon. I completed additional training after my general surgery that allowed me to specialize in minimally invasive surgery, advanced endoscopy, & bariatric surgery. In multiple studies, surgery has been demonstrated to be safer with faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery with big incisions.


I am a professor of surgery at Northeastern Medical University and Ohio University College of Medicine. I actively work with surgery residents and medical students.

Personal life

FamilyI am happily married and have 3 beautiful daughters. I also am a volunteer wrestling coach with the Canfield high school wrestling team. I was an All-American wrestler for Northwestern College, placing 3rd in the NAIA National wrestling tournament.

I also am a volunteer wrestling coach with the Canfield high school wrestling team. I enjoy hunting, downhill skiing, rock climbing, dancing, cooking, and attending my daughters’ dance competitions.


Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center 2004
Fuller Theological Seminary 1999
Northwestern College 1997
Canfield high school 1993

Post Doctoral Training

Indiana University/St. Vincent’s Hospital (Indianapolis, IN): Fellowship Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Advanced Endoscopy 2009
Lutheran Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY): General Surgery Residency
St. Joseph’s Health Center (Warren, OH): Traditional Rotating Internship


American Board Osteopathic Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
Ohio State Medical Board
Ohio State Medical Society

National Recognition

Dr. Dennis Orr, D.O., and his surgeries have been featured on The Doctors’ television show.

I believe in providing the best quality care to my patients. To me, this means doing the best quality surgery in the least invasive way. It also means connecting with my patients on an emotional level to build a supportive relationship. Finally, I want to encourage my patients to have faith in God that will provide them with peace that will allow them to walk through the storms in life.