Kelvin Higa

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 139 ratings

Kelvin Higa Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S. F.A.S.M.B.S.

  • About Me
    Dr. Kelvin Higa graduated from the prestigious Biomedical Sciences Program, a collaboration between the University of California Schools in Riverside and Los Angeles, in 1983. He completed his general surgical training in Fresno in 1988. He has served as Chief of Vascular Surgery the VA Medical Center, Chief of Surgery for Community Medical Centers and Saint Agnes Medical Center and is currently the CEO of ALSA Medical Group and Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital. As Professor of Surgery in the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program, Dr. Higa is involved in the training of surgical residents and fellows. In addition to hosting visiting professors and other surgeons throughout the world, he is often asked to lecture of perform live surgeries in the US and abroad. He has published many peer reviewed papers book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has served as President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the International Federation for Surgical Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). He is recipient of the ASMBS Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Latest Reviews See all 139 reviews
    avatar cameronsmom on Feb. 11, 2013

    Although I look forward to my surgery, I haven't had it yet, I'm still waiting. I've done most of my appointments and I'm hoping it won't be too long. Dr. Higa was great! He answered all of my questions and More...

    avatar Azskyprincess on Feb. 9, 2012

    Dr HIGA and his entire TEAM were awesome and the hospital Fresno Heart I felt like I was in a 5 star hotel Dr Higa and Dr Ghassi did an emeg RNY Revision I had no choice but to put my full trust in them More...

    avatar Fatnomore2010 on Dec. 13, 2010

    Dr. Higa was professional, focused and all about business. I found him to be knowledgable and very thorough. I presented with abdominal pain and asked him could my RNY be converted to a DS. I was fearful about having more surgery considering my history of More...

  • Location
    Fresno, CA 93720
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