My goal as a physician is to be thorough and honest with the information I provide. Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing process. I strive to help each individual understand how to use bariatric surgery as a tool for positive transformation. This includes looking at every aspect of one’s life: health, family, friends, work, and interests. My goal as a surgeon is to perform the safest and most effective operation possible. Our surgeons often operate together, allowing each to contribute their own expertise and skill, and are specifically trained for bariatric surgery. Combining our experience and ability helps us to perform the most appropriate operation for each person.
I am fellowship-trained in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, with interests in laparoscopic, stomach, intestinal, and obesity surgery. I am involved in outcomes research investigating the long-term results of bariatric surgery and how these results can help guide surgeons and patients today. I am also involved in overall obesity management and how to interpret the latest research on nonsurgical weight management. I am a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
I joined Kaiser Permanente Fremont in June 2003.
I grew up in New York City and spent most of my life on the East Coast until coming to California in 1993, where I met my wife, a native Californian. In addition to work, we have been busy caring for family and raising two wonderful daughters. I consider the doctors and staff at Kaiser Permanente to be my second family, and look forward to coming to work every day. In my spare time, I enjoy walking our Bernese Mountain dog with my wife, skateboarding and playing softball with my daughters, training for sprint triathlons, painting, reading, and writing.
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