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Dr. Shahram Salimitari

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About Dr. Salimitari

Shahram Salimitari, MD is a fellowship trained laparoscopic / bariatric surgeon. He graduated with honor from the University of California, Irvine and earned a Master’s Degree in Physiology from the Chicago Medical School. In pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a surgeon, he obtained his M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Salimitari undertook his General Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and continued his training with a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery specializing in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of South Florida.

Upon completing his surgical training, Dr. Salimitari moved to California, and founded the West Medical Center. His main focus in practice is the highest level of care for all patients. Dr. Salimitari shares his personal cellphone numbers with all his patients and has always made himself available to his patients. He consults with patients throughout the Southern California area and specializes in weight loss surgery with a focus in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Weight Loss Surgery.

Dr. Salimitari believes that active involvement in the care of his patients is crucial to helping them attain their goals for a healthier life.


Specialty

  • Bariatric and General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Weight Loss Surgery
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • LAP-BAND Surgery

Medical School

  • Chicago Medical School

Residency

  • Mount Sinai Hospital Chicago, IL

Fellowship

  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. University of South Florida

Certificates

  • Da Vinci Robotics System
  • ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System
  • LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Clinical Immersion
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy MasterClass

Continuing Education

  • Metabolic Syndrome: A Growing Epidemic
  • Diagnosing and Treating Overweight and Obese Patients
  • Revisions and Conversions of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Intragastric Balloon – A Reasonable Approach
  • EMBS: Integrated Sensor and Informatics for Personalized Obesity Care and Prevention
  • SSIB: Cognitive Controls of Ingestive Behavior
  • Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Metabolic Syndrome: A Growing Epidemic
  • Diagnosing and Treating Overweight and Obese Patients
  • Men’s Health Issues
  • Methamphetamine Abuse and Dependence
  • Herbal Medications: An Evidence Based Review
  • Hyperlipidemias and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Opiate Abuse and Dependence
  • Medical Ethics for Physicians
  • Pneumonia
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management

Memberships

  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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