Ali Tavakkoli

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 8 ratings

Ali Tavakkoli Bariatric Surgeon MD

10 yr Experience

10 yr in Bariatrics

10 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

10 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

40% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70


  • About Me
    Dr. Tavakkoli is a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery as well as the director of Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from The London Hospital Medical College in England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) before moving to Boston and finishing his surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and subsequently completing the Harvard Advanced Minimally Invasive fellowship.  Dr. Tavakkoli leads an active NIH-funded research group that studies the mechanisms of diabetes resolution after gastric bypass surgery, with the goal of developing less invasive alternatives to that can replicate the metabolic benefits of surgery. He is an active member of many professional societies and an associate editor for the journal of "Digestive Disease and Sciences” and“Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research”.  His clinical practice focuses on advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric and metabolic surgeries.
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  • Latest Reviews See all 8 reviews
    avatar agniven on Jan. 12, 2016

    Dr. Tavakkoli changed my life! I am so happy I decided to have Gastric Sleeve Surgery 9 months ago (April 2015). I have lost 70lbs and have been supported by him, PA, Dieticians, and Dr. Davidson along the way. He was always great at explaining More...

    avatar fatimam68 on Jan. 8, 2013

    Dr Tavakkolizadeh is one of the best weight lose surgeons around, he has a great personilaity great beside manner makes you feel comfortable to talk to. I had the Lap-Band done in 2009 and it was the best decision I ever made.

    avatar lisa0502 on Oct. 1, 2009

    very good bedside manner, took his time going over both lap band and gastric bypass with me and didn't rush my questions.

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