9 Years Experience
9 in Bariatrics
11 in Laparoscopic Surgery
9 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
60% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is 70
Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication
Welcome to our bariatric surgery practice, where we believe that modern surgery should be innovative, non-invasive, affordable, and patient-centered. Our practice was designated a 'Center of Excellence' by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. We offer the highest standards of care at an affordable cost to all qualified individuals. We accept most major insurance plans and offer life-long support and follow up to our patients.
We are the fastest growing bariatric surgery program in the San Francisco Bay area and are deeply committed to making sure that every patient achieves superior outcomes (see weight loss page) without assuming heavy financial burden. Our patients enjoy FREE life-long membership at support groups at our affiliated hospitals: Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose and El Camino, Mountain View - both Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence.
Since 1972, our practice has been the premier surgical practice in the South Bay area and the surrounding communities and we are committed to continuing our rich tradition of individualized patient care. We realize that the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is not always easy. We invite you to call our office at (408) 358-1855 and request an evaluation by Dr. Marc Zaré. You may also visit us at www.MarcZareMD.com or email us at info@MarcZareMD.com.
We look forward to serving your needs.
About Dr. Zaré:
Dr. Zaré is a board-certified fellowship-trained laparoscopic bariatric surgeon. Dr. Zaré joined Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1997 for his surgical training, where he was awarded "outstanding resident in laparoscopy" in 2001. He then completed a two-year additional sub-specialty training in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also a clinical instructor in surgery.
Before his current position, Dr. Zare practiced in Boston as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University, and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Simulation at Boston VA Healthcare system.
Dr. Zaré is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
In recognition of our superior performance in clinical care, our practice has received all major designations of excellence in healthcare. Healthgrades, the leading independent healthcare rating agency, awarded our practice 5-star 'best-performer' rating in 2011 for our low complication rates. The Surgical Review Corporation of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery awarded us the prestigious Center of Excellence designation in 2011 for our comprehensive high quality bariatric surgery program. Aetna® healthcare has designated us the Aexcel® status for our superior performance and efficiency. Similarly, Cigna® healthcare awarded us their highest 3-Star rating for compliance with established clinical outcomes criteria. And most importantly, our patients have voted us the Patient Choice Award every year since 2009.
Dr. Zaré has co-authored 3 book chapters and is the lead author in several publications in peer-reviewed journals including Annals of Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has written on topics including Surgery for Severe Obesity, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Education, and Surgical Outcomes. Since 1994, Dr. Zaré has given more than twenty invited scientific presentations at national and international meetings. For more information on Dr. Zaré or to access his publications, please refer to his resumé at our website www.MarcZareMD.com.