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Best Bariatric Surgeons in California

Best Bariatric Surgeons in California

Below are the best bariatric surgeons serving the greater California. Find the best bariatric surgeons in California.

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Dr. Miguel Rojas

Dr. Miguel Rojas is an esteemed Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeon. He is also a member of many medical associations including the Medical Association with over 23 years of experience.

Dr. Miguel Rojas did his Postgraduate education in Surgery at ISSSTE Hospital in Mexico D.F. Chief of residents and Special training in Bariatric Surgery in Mexico City. (866) 596-4314

Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Revisional Surgeries, Duodenal Switch

Dr. Karen Hanna

Dr. Hanna joins the practice after a very successful career in the U.S. Navy reaching the rank of Captain. While serving in the military.

Dr. Hanna completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri and went on to run the Bariatric program at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego for the 6 years prior to her retirement.

1 760 300-3647

Revision Surgery, Mini Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. David Davtyan

Dr. David Davtyan’s experience treating difficult cancers is one of the reasons he’s been such a successful weight loss surgeon.

Dr. David Davtyan achieved his medical degree from the esteemed UCLA School of Medicine, where he was trained to treat extremely difficult and metastatic cancer cases. For over ten years, he devoted his career to helping patients beat cancer. 1 310 652-1777

Gastric sleeve, Gastric Balloon, LAP-BAND

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Dr. Luis Pasten

Dr. Luis Pasten speciality is his endless dedication towards improving patient care and comfort. Doctor Pasten currently operates at his own facility, ORC whom his family designed and built themselves for the exclusive care of his patients.

Dr. Luis Pasten received his medical degree and education from the well respected University of Guadalajara. Dr. Luis Pasten then went on to complete an intense 4-year residency in General Surgery at the General Hospital in Tijuana. (619) 874-9663

Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Revisional Surgeries

Dr. Alan Wittgrove

Dr. Alan Wittgrove has served as a staff surgeon at Naval Hospitals in the Philippines, and Bremerton, Washington, and on the surgical teaching staff at San Diego Naval Hospital.

Dr. Alan Wittgrove is graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1972. He then attended the University of Missouri School of Medicine, graduating as a Doctor of Medicine. He served his internship and received his surgical residency training at San Diego Naval Hospital. 1 858-350-4700

Gastric Banding, Gastric bypass, Gastric sleeve

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Dr. Itzel Fernández

Dra. Itzel Fernández is a specialist in bariatric and weight loss surgery in Mexico City, dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to obesity and associated illnesses for local and international patients.

Dra. Itzel Fernández did her Fellowship in Multidisciplinary and Surgical Management of Obesity, observership at CHU St. Pierre Belgium for single-port gastrointestinal surgery and single-port surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. (55) 8738-7189

Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Dr. Ara Keshishian

Dr. Ara Keshishian and the team at Central Valley Bariatrics have an opportunity to change how people feel about themselves, increase their health, self-esteem

Dr. Ara Keshishian earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, a medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, and completed his surgical residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland. 1 812 812-7222

Duodenal Switch Open and Lap, Revision of Weight Loss Surgical, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki

Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surger.

Dr. Moein is a native to Los Angeles, completing his high School at Calabasas high school in 1988. He attended University of California Los Angeles. 1 855-360-9119

Gastric sleeve, Gastric Balloon

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is one of the famous doctor in medical tourism. He offers bariatric surgery and weight control solutions to his pateints and provide professional services.

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is board-certified by both the Mexican Council of General Surgeons (CMCG) and the Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons (CMCOEM). 1 855-768-7247

Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Revisional Surgeries,Gastric Balloon

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul is the Chief of Surgery at Olde Del Mar Surgical and the Medical Director for Bariatric Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital . Additionally, he is considered by many patients and doctors to be one of the best general and bariatric surgeons in San Diego.

Dr. Bhoyrul completed his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He then began his surgical training in London, England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of England in 1993. 1 858 457 4917

Gastric Banding, Gastric bypass, Gastric balloon, Duodenal switch

Dr. George Mutafyan

Dr. Mutafyan dedicated a full year to research at Duke working on assessment of tissue ischemia after laparoscopic stapling, and on creation of endoscopic anastomoses using magnetic devices.

Dr. Mutafyan is a Board Certified Advanced Laparoscopic General and Weight Loss Surgeon practicing in the Los Angeles area. He received advanced training at Duke University with the best in the field as a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic General and Weight Loss Surgery. 1 818-247-2000

Re-do Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Banding

Dr. Carson Liu

Dr. Liu understands the unique issues that confront weight-loss patients before and after losing weight, and he provides supportive care prior to and following surgery to help ensure the best possible short- and long-term results.

Dr. Carson Liu did his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu completed his M.D. at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by his residency, internship and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident. 1 310-208-0474

gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric surgery


Best Bariatric Surgeons in California

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I need to go on a diet before surgery? 

Yes, patients are typically required to adhere to pre and post-op diets.

What will the post-op diet look like?

The first few weeks of the post-op diet will typically consist of strictly liquids, before the patient is allowed to slowly transition back to normal food.

How long does recovery take? 

The post-operative recovery phase typically lasts between 2-6 weeks. The timeline of recovery for your specific surgery is something that your doctor should discuss with you in detail.