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Looking for a surgeon in the Bay Area haven't had much luck getting my calls returned from some clinics any suggestions of call returning docs would be greatly appreciated ????

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There are lots of Bay Area's in the US - could you be a bit more specific?

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Dr. Zare - the best!

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Dr Khalil was great

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Who you can see and where you can have your surgery may have a lot to do with who your insured by, and which medical group/IPA you're with if you have H M O insurance. Are you H M O, or P P O?

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In that case, there are large bariatric surgery centers at UCSF, CPMC (San Francisco); John Muir Concord (both Dr. Chin and his group, and Dr. Kwan and her colleagues; Valleycare in Pleasanton, and Alta Bates-Summit in Oakland (First Surgical). I believe there is also one down the Peninsula, but I don't know for certain.

My PCP's office had such trouble with Dr. Chin's office staff that I was switched to Dr. Kwan and I'm very, very happy with both her and her staff. I manage a lot of clients who use both First Surgical and Valleycare, and they are happy with both. I don't have any first hand experience with the San Francisco locations or surgeons.

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I will say Dr Chins office was a hassle but I put up with it because of his reputation as a surgeon. I found one person in the office who got things done and that's who I work with solely now.

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I was with Dr. Kwan and liked her but her lack of experience kinda concerned me and she was the first surgeon I ever met with. I even went through a 6 month pre surgery thing and lost 20lbs got an EGD and did meetings with the nutritionalist and psychologist ultimately to cancel with her I'll look into Dr Chin. Thank you!!!

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Now Dr Chin doesn't have great bedside manner but he's an amazing surgeon. He mainly is an ER trauma surgeon and he does bariatric two days a week. So I trusted him a lot.

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I'm with Diane Kwan in Concord and will have surgery at John Muir Concord. Dr Kwan has been great! She was recommended by my PCP. I did research her and she did a specific fellowship on bariatric surgery. She is one of the few who uses a robotic laparoscopic machine which she describes as giving her wrists while doing the surgery. That gets her better angles as she works. She is about my age as well (I just turned 43) so I feel like she has good experience and is also still connected to the newest information.
During my pre op admission appointment the nurse said if she ever got this surgery she would do it with Dr Kwan.
The staff in her office aren't always able to answer the phone but they return your calls and I email using the john muir site and get prompt responses.

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I second dr. Marc zare! He is head of bariatric surgery at Good Samaritan hospital in San Jose, is very well respected and trained, and is wonderful to work with. Every physician I have seen and spoke to about WLS have all recommend him. Best of luck!


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