Namir Katkhouda

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 1.0 out of 5 with 68 ratings

Namir Katkhouda Bariatric Surgeon M.D.
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20 yr Experience

3 yr in Bariatrics

14 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

3 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

85-90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 67


  • About Me

    Namir Katkhouda, M.D. is a world authority in laparoscopic surgery, having pioneered the first laparoscopic vagotomy for the treatment of gastro duodenal ulcer disease in 1990. He was also among the first to have performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989.  He is an innovator in the laparoscopic approach to advanced procedures, pioneering  and publishing the techniques of  laparoscopic liver surgery, aortic surgery, gastric resections, and hernia repair. He has written 100 peer review articles and 100 book chapters, presented over 250 scientific papers, and written 4 books in the field of laparoscopic surgery, the latest titled Advanced Laparoscopic: Techniques and Tips, and trained more than 800 surgeons on laparoscopic techniques worldwide.

    In this capacity, he offers the patients all laparoscopic approaches for weight loss surgery including hand sewn laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and the Lap Band. He is also specialized in the laparoscopic revision of lap band in patients who failed this procedures. His current research includes virtual reality in laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive approaches to bariatric surgery, single port laparoscopic surgery, and research in the physiology of laparoscopic surgery and biologic sealants.

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  • Latest Reviews See all 68 reviews
    avatar croscoe on May 2, 2017

    So very relieved to see even a teeny bit of negative reviewers about Dr. K. because I did not have a good or successful experience with this man. He has had many years of self-congratulating, so when a patient has troubles, as I did, he More...

    avatar Ohs0fierce on Nov. 15, 2010

    Dr. K is very "to the point", which is something I like in a doctor. He is a teaching doctor for USC at the University Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca, so if you are looking for total discretion, you might not enjoy him. He always More...

    avatar Amz on April 27, 2010

    The staff and Dr. Katkhouda were extremely helpful and considerate, but due to the popularity of the procedure in 2002-2003 and Dr. K's schedule my wait would be over 1 year!! By 2004 I had completed a second round of cardiovascular tests, psych evals More...

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