Ara Keshishian Bariatric Surgeon M.D.
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18 yr Experience

18 yr in Bariatrics

18 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

18 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 13

Max Age of Patient is 70


  • About Me

    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 and overall wellbeing through advanced surgical technique and procedures. We also value continued education and advanced technologies. We have made it part of our mission to keep our patients up to date and informed of changing needs and advances in many aspects of their health. We take pride in our energetic, interactive rapport with our patients and strive to maintain a level of trust at all times.

    We understand that no two situations, health status or lifestyles are the same. Dr. Ara Keshishian would prefer to help you understand the extent of your particular case, and how different surgical options may have more benefits than others. If you have questions, he is glad to answer them and help you understand your options. Educating our patients is one of our highest priorities.

    When it comes to your health, having experience is key.  Dr. Ara Keshishian has performed more than 2,000 Duodenal Switch procedures and more than 500 revisions from other Weight Loss Surgeries such as RNY Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy to Duodenal Switch over the last 17 years of private practice.

    He has published several research articles on weight loss surgery topics. 

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    Our office is located in Pasadena, CA
    Dr. Keshishian uses the following facilities:

    • Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California  
    • Delano Regional Medical Center in Delano, California  
    • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, California

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  • Latest Reviews See all 182 reviews
    avatar Dana Nistico on Oct. 14, 2016

    Best surgeon and doctor on the planet. I traveled from Jacksonville, FL to Glendale, CA to have Dr. Keshishian do my revision RNY to DS, because he is the expert. I paid out of pocket, because it was important to me to make my own More...

    avatar ksblueheart on Sept. 7, 2016

    I had my duodenal switch in Feb of 2001. Dr Keshishian is not only a highly superb surgeon, but he is unusual in his true caring of his patients. He is like family to me. He gave me life and has again saved my life More...

    avatar moobabies on Sept. 1, 2016

    2016 Update: I had my DS surgery in 2001. I have maintained my weight loss and I am in great health. This has been accomplished (I believe) because.... 1). Dr. K uses the Hess Method which basically honors, yet adjusts, my personal body's digestion More...

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