Douglas M. Krahn

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.975 out of 5 with 107 ratings

Douglas M. Krahn Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Douglas M. Krahn Bariatric Surgeon Picture

20 yr Experience

15 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

15 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 15

Max Age of Patient is 70


  • About Me

    Dr. Douglas Krahn, Bariatric Surgeon

    Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS is the Founder and President of Western Bariatric, AMC with offices located in Riverside and San Bernardino, California. He is also the Medical Director for the St. Bernardine Medical Center Bariatric Program and Chief of Surgery at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside. He earned his medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He participated in specialized training for laparoscopic bariatric surgery with Dr. Robert Marema and is fellowship trained in Bariatric Surgery from Broward Center of Obesity Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Dr. Krahn is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). He is affiliated with two area hospitals, Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center and St. Bernardine Medical Center.

    Bariatric Surgery in Southern California with Dr. Krahn

    If your insurance company requires a medically supervised weight loss program prior to bariatric surgery, Dr. Krahn offers the Bridge Program. With this program, you will receive a full-color educational book, testing modules to help you prepare for surgery, and dietary guidance each month. Your visit will be held by our specialty Physician Assistants or Surgeons to ensure the guidance and education needed for a successful bariatric outcome. This is a great resource to learn more about weight loss surgery and meet your insurance companies requirements.

    Dr. Douglas Krahn has been proudly serving the bariatric surgery and health needs for the Riverside, San Bernardino, and surrounding areas of Southern California for over 15 years. He has performed over 6,000 life-changing bariatric surgeries with complication rates that are lower than the national average and weight loss success rates that are higher than average.

    With expert skill and compassionate care, Dr. Krahn performs the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with or without the Silastic Ring, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band), and bariatric surgery revisions. He also provides options for medically supervised weight loss that includes nutritional counseling, exercise, hormone therapy, and appetite suppressants.

    Weight Loss Surgery in Riverside & San Bernardino California

    If you’re interested in weight loss surgery in either Riverside or San Bernardino with Dr. Krahn and the Western Bariatric, AMC team, we invite you to attend a free informational seminar. The informational seminar is a required step in our weight loss surgery program that will help you learn about the different surgeries we offer and the weight loss surgery process. There will also be an opportunity to ask one of our surgeons any questions you may have right at the seminar. You’ll walk away from the seminar with the education you’ll need to make an informed decision.

    If you have any questions, please call us at 909-475-8611. We look forward to helping you live the healthy life that you deserve!


    Featured Patients - Before & After

    Before & After RNY with Anjy, losing 110 pounds!
    Before & After RNY with Karebearz1965, losing 211 pounds!
    Before & After RNY with WintersParadox, losing 225 lbs!


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  • Latest Reviews See all 107 reviews
    avatar shellhensley79 on Dec. 29, 2018

    Dr Krahn is amazing!!!! His team are great they help you every step of the way

    avatar Frances Winslow on Jan. 12, 2018

    Dr. Krahn was one of three that did my gastric bypass in 2013 . I started at a weight of 767#. I have lost over 500 pounds. Dr. Khrahns staff as well as he and the other staff members are there for you if you need More...

    avatar Amber22380 on July 31, 2017

    I am so grateful to Dr Krahn and all his staff. I am 13 month out from surgery and they have been nothing less than amazing. Always being available for questions, taking extra time to make me feel comfortable, and always listening to my concerns More...

  • Location

    San Bernardino Office- Main

    401 E. Highland Avenue Suite 351
    San Bernardino, CA 92404

    Phone: (909) 475-8611
    Fax: (909) 475-2566

    Riverside Office

    9041 Magnolia Avenue
    Suite 202
    Riverside, CA 92503

    Phone: 951-352-5643
    Fax: 951-352-5329
  • Seminars
    Seminar
    Thursday, October 24th 6:30p.m. - 8p.m.
    Seminar
    Thursday, November 7th 5p.m. - 6:30p.m.
    Support Group
    Thursday, November 7th 6:30p.m. - 8p.m.

    All Seminars

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