Younan Nowzaradan Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.
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28 yr Experience

30 yr in Bariatrics

18 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

10 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

85% Practice is Bariatrics

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  • About Me

    Dr. Younan Nowzaradan has been serving patients with compassionate care for over 30 years. He has dedicated much of his career to advocating quality medical management for those struggling with obesity. Dr. Nowzaradan firmly believes in the care of the obese without discrimination or prejudice.

    Dr. Nowzaradan, A Leader in Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques

    As a general and vascular surgeon, he was the first doctor in Houston to propose, research and adopt the benefits of laparoscopic surgery for procedures previously unconsidered. While others were limiting weight loss surgery to those who weighed under 300-lbs, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan was already performing safe laparoscopic weight loss surgery on super morbidly obese individuals who weighed more than 600-lbs. Prior to his accomplishments, many within the medical community thought his theories of laparoscopically performing various open procedures was impossible. Today, several years later, they are now commonplace.

    A Beacon of Hope as the My 600 lb Life Doctor

    In 2003, he performed laparoscopic weight loss surgery on the world’s heaviest dad, heaviest mom, and heaviest teen. He is featured in the hit TLC shows, Half Ton Killer as well as My 600-lb Life with the hope of influencing the public and the medical community to change their bias and negative opinion regarding severely obese individuals. Dr. Nowzaradan has become a beacon of hope for those who have struggled with their weight. He has changed the lives of many when others weren’t willing to help them. As a doctor, he always helps to heal those that need it most.

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  • Latest Reviews See all 41 reviews
    avatar Darlene O. on Jan. 3, 2015

    Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary of having gastric bypass performed on me by Dr. Now. It was the best decision I have ever made . Today I am happy, healthy and over 100 lighter. I always felt so comfortable with Dr. Now. He is a More...

    avatar Fallynn on June 29, 2014

    I dream of a bariatric surgery but I don't fit in the criterias here in Canada. I weigh 178 lbs for 5'3" so .... plus..... I don't have any money so.... my dream will stay a dream forever I guess. I don't More...

    avatar ladyjohnson29 on April 14, 2014

    My impression was I want him to do my surgery. He is so passionate about his patients and I lime that about him. My surgery doctor told me that he wasn't going to do my surgery because Ihave hhepatitis c and I have be More...

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