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Keshishian, Ara's Physician Profile

Practice Name: Central Valley Bariatrics

Name: Keshishian, Ara MD, FACS, FASMBS

Specialty: Surgeon

Phone Number: (818) 812-7222

Email: contact@dssurgery.com


10 Congress St., Suite 300

Pasadena, CA 91105

United States

General Surgery Board Certified    
Fellow American College of Surgeon (FACS)
Fellow American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (FASMBS)
Member American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (ASMBS)
Surgeons of Excellence - Certified by Surgical Review Corporation (COE)
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Participating Surgeon
1. Approximately how many DS's have you performed 1500+
      How many in past 2 years? 150+
2. Do you offer the DS for any patient who meets the NIH criteria for bariatric surgery? Yes
      Do you limit its availability to those with BMI > 50? No
3. Do you perform the DS,
       Laparoscopically? Yes
       Open? Yes
       Planned two-stage procedure? Yes
If so, what are your criteria for requiring a planned two-stage procedure?

"Rarely if a long anesthesia is contraindicated-specially in those patients with significant cardio-pulmonary co-morbidities."

4. Do you have self-pay plan for patients with limited or no health insurance? No
      Does this include a follow up period? Yes
      How long? 3 Months
5. Do you do revisions of other bariatric surgeries to the DS,
       Adjustable Band? Yes
       Sleeve? Yes
       VBG? Yes
       Gastric bypass? Yes

Last Updated : 07/17/2017