321 N Larchmont Blvd Ste 505
Dr. H. Joseph Naim is a bariatric surgeon operating out of Southern California. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with Departmental Honors. He got his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with Distinction in Research. He did his Residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, which he completed during his Chief Surgical Residency.
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1170W, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dr. Lublin, MD, FACS, is a board-certified physician who specializes in minimally invasive surgeries. He
has the expertise in removing gall bladders and repair hernias through laparoscopy. His clinical interests
are abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder diseases, surgery for colon diseases and cancer, hiatal hernia
repair surgery, and weight loss surgery- gastric sleeve and gastric banding procedures. According to
patients, he takes uttermost surgical care with an emphasis on safety first for them.
18111 Brookhurst St, Suite 6400, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
Dr. Kelly Francis, MD is a general and bariatric surgeon operating out of the Orange County, California area. She obtained her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine before completing her surgical residency and fellowship at Tulane University Department of Surgery.
2617 E Chapman Ave Suite#201 Orange
Dr. Owen, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a bariatric surgery specialist based in Orange County, CA. He is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the US who has performed over 8000 weight-loss surgeries. He was a pioneer to perform sleeve gastrectomy in Southern California. His Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve technique that reduces heartburn and prevents leaks post-op was published by SOARD – a premier weight-loss journal. His experience gives him an edge to handle complex revision surgeries, senior care, and other high-risk patients. His expertise in managing pre and post-op bariatric patients makes him the most trusted and sort-after doctor in this segment.
1510 S. Central, #200, Glendale
Dr. Mutafyan, MD, is a top-rated board-certified surgeon in the Los Angeles, California area. He has expertise in Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, SmartLipo, and Vertical Gastric Sleeve apart from hernia repair and gallbladder disease treatment. He has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries in his extensive career, to reduce the risk of obesity-related health conditions in patients and boost their self-confidence level.
7320 Woodlake Avenue, Suite 170, San Fernando Valley
Dr. Paya, MD, is a bariatric surgeon and obesity specialist in the greater Los Angeles, California area, who has performed 5000+ laparoscopic procedures on morbidly obese patients from various corners of the U.S. His area of expertise is in Lap-band placement, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and revision surgery. He uses a proactive multi-disciplinary approach to achieve permanent weight loss for his patients. He collaborates with a team of psychologists, nutritionists, anesthesiologists, and exercise/fitness trainers to assist his patients through the weight loss rehabilitation program.
436 North Bedford Dr. Suite 207 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dr. Davtyan, MD, FACS, FICS, is board-certified in surgery and bariatric medicine in the Los Angeles, California area. Since his initial medical field was treating cancer patients, his approach for patient management in bariatric surgery became empathetic. While other surgeons focused mainly on immediate results, his prime goal became patients’ long term health.
This attitude made patients comfortable with him to proceed with the weight loss program. After 10 years of practice, when he came to know about the LAP-BAND procedure, he went to study it in Brussels, Belgium and became the first surgeon in the US to offer the procedure in 2001. Thereafter, he has treated hundreds of patients.
1301 20th Street, Suite 440, Santa Monica
Dr. Liu, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon who is a leading bariatric surgeon in Santa Monica and Tustin, CA. Patients from Orange County and greater L.A. area approach him for a quality weight loss management program. He is experienced in multiple bariatric surgeries like Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, GERD, SmartLipo, etc., and medically supervised diet/nutrition. Post-surgery he provides the best supportive care to assist his patients in achieving short and long term health goals.
17542 E 17th St., Suite 410, Tustin, CA 92780
Dr. Hamamji, MD, FACS, FRCS, is a board-certified general surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He has a keen interest in cutting-edge technology in the use of robotics in minimally invasive surgeries. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, gallbladder surgery, and intestinal diseases.
18111 Brookhurst St. Ste 5600, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Dr. Ali, MD, is a general surgery specialist who has countless years of experience and is currently based in Orange County, CA. He is an expert in Gastric Bypass surgery, LAP-BAND procedure, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and weight-loss surgeries. He was a decorated naval physician and a Lieutenant Commander when he left his services for private practice.
496 Old Newport Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92663
Dr. Quebbemann, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon with special training in bariatric surgeries based out of Orange County, California. He has had more than 8000 successful patients in his 30 years of service. He is the founder of the Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (CALSURG) and The N.E.W. Program , Inc. – a comprehensive medical and weight management program, and in 2023 he founded SLIMMS. He is known for his innovative approach to the management of bariatric surgery patients. He is an expert in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
9033 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 210 , Beverly Hills
Dr. Khalili, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and surgical critical care physician who has performed over 8000 bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeries, serving the Los Angeles, California area. He performed the nation’s first robotic-assisted gastric bypass in 2002. He initiated the minimally invasive bariatric surgery as a part of a weight loss surgery program at Cedar Sinai Medical Center & was its Director till 2010.
255 West Central Avenue, Suite 203 Brea, CA 92821
Dr. Oliak, MD, is a board-certified surgeon with a specialization in advanced laparoscopic and robotic weight loss surgery in Orange County, California. He has done more than 3000 successful surgeries with a track record of quality patient care for 22 years.
2083 Compton Ave Ste. 104 Corona, CA 92881
Dr. Suh, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon in Orange County, CA, who is internationally recognized as a pioneer in laparoscopic surgical techniques. He is one of the few bariatric surgeons in the world to have performed over 6000 bariatric surgeries. He has surgical expertise in Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Gastric Bypass, weight loss surgeries, Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery, and Acid Reflux Disease (GERD).
8920 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 101 Beverly Hills
Dr. Moein, MD, FACS, is a uniquely qualified doctor in the greater Los Angeles, California area who has performed over 2000 minimally invasive surgeries along with more than 1400 advanced cosmetic plastic surgeries in post-weight loss surgery patients. Due to his dual skill set, he has the advantage of better surgical assessment and planning for meeting the short-term cosmetic goal and long-term preservation of such changes. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such a skill set.
10 Congress St., Suite #300 Pasadena, CA 91105
Dr.Keshishian, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. He has performed over 2000 Duodenal Switch procedures and more than 500 revision surgeries for weight loss as well as numerous general surgeries in the last 18 years. He has expertise in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and is based out of Los Angeles, California.
8631 West 3rd street, Suite 540E, Los Angeles
Dr. Misra, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FASMBS, is a board-certified bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. She has performed over 5000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries. She takes an individualistic approach to patient care and provides highly specialized techniques to treat their obesity. She has expertise in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap-Band, Intragastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass and revisional surgeries. She understands that obesity is a complex disease and therefore takes a keen interest in helping patients reach their goals safely and permanently.
5769 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, Ca 95841
Dr. Machado MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Bariatric Surgery specialist, with more than 23 years of diverse experience, currently serving the Sacramento, California area. She is skilled in procedures like Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Appendectomy, Bariatric Surgery, Cholecystectomy, Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, and Small Bowel Resection.
3 Medical Plaza Drive #200 Roseville, CA 95661
Dr. Shadle, MD, is a board-certified General Surgeon and Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and Robotic Surgery specialist based out of Sacramento, California. His surgical skills include procedures – Duodenal switch, Gastric banding, Gastric bypass surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Robotic Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Treatment of reflux and heartburn.
San Francisco 1100 Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Jossart, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon and Bariatric Surgery specialist with more than 21 years of experience, currently serving the San Francisco, CA area. He is skilled in bariatric surgical procedures – Duodenal Switch, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Revisions from Band to Sleeve and most of the Laparoscopic Abdominal Procedures.
Pacific Laparoscopy 2250 Hayes Street Suite 610 San Francisco, CA 94117
Dr. Rabkin, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 38 years of experience, currently working in the San Francisco, California region. His area of expertise includes – Abdominal surgery, Cancer surgery, Complex Biliary Surgery, Gallbladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, Hepato-biliary surgery, Laparoscopic liver resection, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, Pancreas, and Biliary tract surgery.
Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco 1700 California St, #280 San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Cirangle, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and Bariatric Surgery specialist with more than 27 years of experience. He is based out of San Francisco, California, and is an expert in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Exposure for Spine Fusion/Disc Removal Surgery.
365 Hawthorne Avenue Suite 101 Oakland, CA 94609
Dr. Upadhyay, MD, FACS, FRCS, is a general surgeon with more than 31 years of experience in the San Francisco, California area. He is a specialist in Hepato-biliary disease and Bariatric Weight loss Surgery. He is highly skilled in Hepato-pancreaticobiliary surgery, Gastric banding, Gastric bypass surgery, Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and other general surgeries.
5575 W Las Positas Blvd #210, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Dr. Estakhri, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 31 years of experience. She is an expert in bariatric surgery and has helped hundreds of patients improve their lives and achieve success in their weight loss goals. She is currently serving the greater San Francisco, California area.
101 South San Mateo Drive #104 San Mateo, Ca 94401
Dr. Schneider, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon in the San Francisco, CA area with more than 36 years of experience. His areas of expertise include – Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric banding, Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Inguinal, Hiatal, and Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, and Laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143
Dr. Jonathan Carter, MD, is a surgeon specializing in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is also experienced in providing emergency surgery to patients in need. Dr. Carter specializes in bariatric surgery and is based out San Francisco, California.
2385 S Melrose Dr Vista, California 92081
Dr. Hanna, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery in San Diego, California. She has more than 29 years of experience. She specializes in weight reduction surgery, endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal and solid organ surgery. She also does a treatment of reflux disease and abdominal hernias.
12865 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite 130 • Del Mar, CA 92014
Dr. Wittgrove, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Bariatric Surgery specialist. He has performed over 9,000 bariatric surgeries and is currently located in San Diego, California. He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the world as a primary surgeon in 1993 and is known as the “father of laparoscopic gastric bypass”.
9850 Genesee Ave, Ste 570 La Jolla, CA 92037
Dr. Bhoyul, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in Bariatric Medicine and Bariatric Surgery in the San Diego, California region. He has more than 20 years of experience. His area of specialty includes the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding, Gastrectomy, Anti-reflux, Appendectomy, Splenectomy, Hernia repairs, and other minimally invasive procedures.
2878 Camino del Rio South, #303 San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Ellner, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and a Bariatric Surgery specialist. She has extensive experience and is an expert in Gastric bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Banding surgeries. Dr. Ellner is currently operating out of San Diego, California.
18111 Brookhurst St. Ste 5600, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Dr. LePort, MD, is a skilled general surgeon with special training in bariatric surgery in the Orange County, California area. He has done more than 1000 bariatric surgeries over his career. He has expertise in Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Revision Weight Loss surgeries, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve surgery, Robotic-assisted surgeries, and bariatric medicine. He is on the Board of Surgical Excellence – a consulting organization for safety a nd excellence in medical and surgical care for patients in the US as well as the rest of the world.
18225 Brookhurst Street, Suite 5 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Best Bariatric Surgeons in California?
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Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.
Bariatric Surgery FAQs
Directly after surgery, your diet will consist of liquids before progressing on to soft foods. After this, you will be able to eat normal foods again. The goal of this diet is to ensure the best post-op results and to allow for your body to fully heal from the procedure.
The cost of bariatric surgery can vary greatly depending on factors such as insurance coverage and surgeon pricing. The average cost of bariatric procedures in California ranges from $7,500 - $30,000. For more information about the cost of bariatric surgery in California, click here
Bariatric surgery, like all surgical procedures, has its own potential complications. While this procedure is generally considered safe, complications such as bleeding, blood clots, and infection could occur.