Yijun Chen

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 5 ratings

Yijun Chen Bariatric Surgeon MD

  • About Me
     Dr. Chen specializes in bariatric, hernia, minimally invasive and foregut surgery. Board-certified in surgery, Dr. Chen earned his medical degree at Fourth Military Medical University in China. He then did his postdoctoral research fellowship at UC Irvine and Stanford University. While doing his general surgery residency at Stanford, Dr. Chen developed a strong interest in helping obese patients. He then did his Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at Duke. Dr. Chen joined the UCLA Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery program in 2014.    Dr. Chen's research focuses pathophysiology of obesity, especially the cancer prevention mechanisms of weight loss surgery. He is also interested in the long term outcome of bariatric surgery and all the new obesity treatment technologies. 
  • Latest Reviews See all 5 reviews
    avatar vgrant on July 20, 2020

    I had my gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Chen at UCLA COMET at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on April 23, 2019. I weighed in at 262 lbs. Today, over a year later, I am nearly 100 lbs down. Recovery was as expected with some More...

    avatar michaelemoss on June 22, 2018

    Dr. Chen and the the entire staff at the UCLA COMET program are amazing. I am forever grateful for the education, guidance and support I have received over the past year. I was given a chance to really live again thanks to the surgery and More...

    avatar Jeanokings on June 7, 2018

    Dr Chen saved my life. I was obese with diabetes and high blood pressure. I had the gastric sleeve last year and since then I have not had to take any diabetes meds or high blood pressure meds and my numbers are great. I have More...

  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
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