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Ara Keshishian MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Ara Keshishian is a Board Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon with 20+ years of private practice experience in California. Dr. Ara Keshishian and the team at Central Valley Bariatrics have an opportunity to change how people feel about themselves, increase their health, self-esteem and overall wellbeing through advanced surgical technique and procedures. We also value continued education and advanced technologies. We have made it part of our mission to keep our patients up to date and informed of changing needs and advances in many aspects of their health. We take pride in our energetic, interactive rapport with our patients and strive to maintain a level of trust at all times.

We understand that no two situations, health status or lifestyles are the same. Our focus is on the uniqueness of each individual. Dr. Ara Keshishian would prefer to help you understand the extent of your particular case, and how different surgical options may have more benefits than others. If you have questions, he is glad to answer them and help you understand your options. Educating our patients is one of our highest priorities.

When it comes to your health, having experience is key. Dr. Ara Keshishian has performed more than 2,000 Duodenal Switch procedures and more than 500 revisions from other Weight Loss Surgeries such as RNY Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy to Duodenal Switch, as well as numerous General Surgical cases over the last 18 years of private practice.

Contact Info

Phone: (818) 812-7222

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10 Congress St. Suite 405
Pasadena , CA 91105

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Ballooon
  • Gastric Band Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • SADI
  • , Laprascopic Appendectomy, Achalasia, Bile Reflux, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Insurance Accepted

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  • Surgical Residency- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland Pontiac, Michigan 1994-1999 St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland Pontiac, Michigan 1994- 1999
  • Medical School- American University of the Caribbean. Saint Maarten. Medical Doctor (MD) 1994 American University of the Caribbean Sint Maarten Medical Doctor (MD), April 1994
  • Undergraduate- UCLA, California. BS Biomedical Engineering, 1990 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California BS Biomedical Engineering, August 1990

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