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Our comprehensive weight loss program is directed by Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S., one of the most experienced and knowledgeable weight loss physicians. Dr. Nowzaradan is a general and vascular surgeon, that has been in practice in Houston, Texas for many years.

Dr. Nowzaradan is one of the pioneers of the minimally invasive laparoscopic technique and has published numerous scientific papers on these subjects. He is board certified by ABS (American Board of Surgery) and holds professional memberships in the following organizations:

 

Leadership

Dr. Nowzaradan’s vast experience in weight loss management, aside from non-surgical treatment, consists of over 2000 various weight loss surgeries – some of which are the most challenging cases in the  world.

His surgical expertise has led to the care of the most challenging patients that have been featured on numerous occasions on TLC channel, Discovery Health Channel, and A&E network; Such as Half Ton Teen– The story of Billy Robbins;  Half Ton Dad– the story of Kenneth Brumley;  Half Ton Mom – the story of Rene Williams. Dr. Nowzaradan has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and also in The Worlds Heaviest Man part II– the story of Manuel Uribe from Monterey Mexico.

Most recently Dr. Nowzaradan was featured in the A&E show Heavy.

Dr. Nowzaradan has performed successfully a variety of weight loss surgery; such as the lap band system – Realize Band Inamed Lap Band, Sleeve gastricatony, Roux-en Y gastric bypass, duodenal gastric switch, and biliopancreatic diversion. He also specializes in revision of failed weight loss surgery such as Molina Band, vertical banded gastroplasty, and failed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

His commitment does not end with the weight loss surgery, it is just the beginning.

 

A Wealth of Experience

Dr. Nowzaradan is known for post-surgical weight loss skin reduction weight loss surgery, such as removal of abdominal excess skin (abdominoplasty), also known as a tummy tuck; 360 degree body lift removal of excess skin of arm (brachioplasty), excessive skin removal of thigh and buttock ,and breast lift and Reduction Mammoplasty. He believes that individuals who suffer from obesity should have access to compassionate and high quality care without prejudice and discrimination.

While Dr. Now is renown for his work with weight-loss surgeries, he is also highly specialized and trained in many fields of surgery:

General Surgery

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Breast and mastectomy
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Retroperitoneal surgery and nephrectomy

Laparoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopic Procedure

  • Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Gastroscopy
  • ERCP and stent placement
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoluminal procedure and stent placement
  • Endoluminal Stomaphyx endoscopic gastric pouch reduction procedure

Vascular Surgery

  • Abdominal aortic surgery
  • Peripheral lower extremity proximal and distal bypass
  • AV shunts and graft placement
  • Vena cava filter placement
  • Retroperitoneal mobilization of abdominal aorta and iliac vessels for anterior lumbar surgery

Angiography and Angioplasty

  • Endovascular stent placement

Gynecological Surgery

  • Total abdominal, vaginal laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Anterior and posterior vaginal repair
  • Bladder suspension and incontinence surgery
  • Cystoscopy and ureteral catheterization

Bariatric surgery

  • “Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence”
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic and open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic and open sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open duodenal switch and bilio-pancreatic diversion
  • Laparoscopic and open revision and redo procedure

Reconstructive skin surgery

  • Abdominalplasty (Abdominal dermatolipectomy)
  • 360° abdominal dermatolipectomy
  • Brachioplasty (Upper arm lift)
  • Mammoplasty (Chest and breast lift)
  • Thighplasty (thigh lift)

Thorocoscopy and non-cardiac thoracic surgery

  • Thoracic esophageal surgery
  • Surgery of pleura and empyema
  • Lung resection, lobectomy and pneumonectomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracospic and open pericardial window

 

Scientific Publications

  1. Nowzaradan, Y., Meador, J. Matzelle, W (1991) Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Report of 82 Cases. Southern Medical Journal, 84 (2), 186-189.
  2. Nowzaradan, Y., Westmoreland, J., (1991) Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: New Indications. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, 1.(2), 71-76.
  3. Nowzaradan, Y., Westmoreland, J. McGarver, C., & Harris, H. (1991) Laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis: indications and current use. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, 1, (5), 247-257.
  4. Nowzaradan, Y. (1992) Use of transluminal endarectomy catheter as an alternative to femoropopiteal bypass. Case Studies in Cardiovascular Disease,Nowzaradan, Y., Meador, J., & Westmoreland, C. (1992) Laparoscopic management of enlarged cystic duct. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy 2 (4) 323-326.
  5. Nowzaradan, Y., Barnes, P., (1993). Current techniques in laparoscopic appendectomy. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy.Nowzaradan, Y., Barnes, P., & Hojabri, M. (1993) Laparoscopic appendectomy: treatment of choice for suspected appendicitis. Surgical Laparoscopic & Endoscopy 3 (5) 411-416.
  6. Nowzaradan, Y., Barnes, P, (1993) Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery 3 (5) 429-238.
  7. Nowzaradan, Y., Barnes, P., (1994) use of endoluminal illuminated bougie during laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery of the esophagus. Surgical Technology International III. 267-271.
  8. Nowzaradan, Y., (1995) Laparoscopic appendectomy Laparoscopic Surgery Update 3 (3) 27-30.

 

Professional Lectures

“Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques in General Surgery with emphasis on Nissen Fundoplication and Vagotomy.” An advanced hands-on, in the operating room learning experience for general surgeons taught at Twelve Oaks Hospital. Houston, Texas (February 1993, April 1993, June 1993, September 1993, October 1992, November 1993, February 1994, March 1994, April 1994, May 1994, October 1994, December 1994.)

“Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy” Guest Speaker at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Congress of Abdominal Surgeons, Houston, Texas April 8 – 10 1994.

“Laparoscopic Surgery for Peptic Ulcer Disease” Guest speaker at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Congress of Abdominal Surgeons, Houston, Texas April 8 – 10 1994.

“Consideration for Laparoscopic Colon Resection” Guest speaker at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Congress of Abdominal Surgeons, Houston, Texas April 8 – 10 1994.

Whether you are twenty pounds or two hundred pounds overweight,

call us today at 713-661-6262. A new lighter healthier you is just a phone call away!