Our Team: Surgeon


Dr. Amir Mehran MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery | Dr. Amir Mehran | University Bariatrics


Brown University, Sc.B. (1990)

Medical Degree

Duke University, M.D. (1994)


UCSF & SBMC, Surgery (1999)


Cleveland Clinic, Florida (2003)
Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery



  • M.D. Duke University School of Medicine 1994 Durham, NC
  • Sc.B. Brown University 1990 Providence, RI

Postgraduate Training

  • 2002-2003
    Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery
    Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Naples & Weston, Florida
  • 1996-1999
    General Surgery Residency
    St. Barnabas Health Care Center
    Livingston, NJ
  • 1994-1996
    Internship & Residency in Surgery
    University of California
    San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery (2/2000 and recertified 12/2009).

Professional Experience


Co-director, Center for Weight Loss Surgery
Los Robles Medical Center
Thousand Oaks, CA

Bariatric & General Surgery private practice
University Bariatrics
Thousand Oaks, CA

7/2006 - 6/2012
Director of Bariatric Surgery
UCLA Department of Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

8/2003 - 6/2012
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles

1999- 2001
General surgery private practice
Vascular & General Surgery Associates
Los Alamitos, CA

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Southern California Chapter of the American College Of Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
  • Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA)
  • American Association of Private Physicians (AAPP)
  • Academy of Persian Physicians (APP)

Awards & Honors

  • Peer elected: Southern California Super Doctors (2010-15)
  • Young Surgeons Award: Southern California ACS (2005)

Editorial Boards & Reviewer

  • Bariatric Times
  • Surgery for Obesity & Associated Diseases (SOARD)
  • American Surgeon
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
  • Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • EMMI Solutions
  • Global Journal of Surgery
  • Medical Science Monitor International
  • Bariatric Medicine Alert

Consultant & Advisor

  • Certification in Obesity Medical Physician (COMP) Examination
  • State of California Medical Board
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation/ CA
  • Covidien/ Autosuture
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Sleeve Gastrectomy Advisory Board
  • UCLA PGY-I & II undesignated surgery residents


  • Operating Room Committee. Los Robles Medical Center
  • ASMBS Professional Education Committee (2010-12)
  • UCLA Care Connect Physician Clinical Content Design Group
  • Billing & Collections Subcommittee (UCLA Surgery Finance Committee)

Other teaching Responsibilities

  • Clinical clerkship director: SU394.01. UCLA School of Medicine
  • Faculty mentor: Student Research Program (SRP-Course 99). UCLAUndergraduate Research Center
  • Instructor: UCLA College of Applied Anatomy Course #AA01.
  • Instructor: UCLA Dept. of Surgery Clinical Skills Lab.
  • Instructor: UCLA School of Medicine Anatomy Lab (block 3)
  • Faculty: Minimally Invasive Surgery Resident Educational Summit.
    University of California, Irvine. (September 2007 & 2008, Dec 2010)
  • Instructor for UCLA Surgery Intern Anatomy Dissections Lab

Book chapters

  1. C. Morrison & A. Mehran. Bariatric Support Team. In “Handbook of Obesity Surgery”. Edited by Marvin Deitel, MD. FD-Communications (Toronto, Canada 2010)
  2. M. Noud & A. Mehran. Sleeve Gastrectomy. In “Gastric Bypass: Surgical Procedures, Health Effects and Common Complications.” Edited by Frank Columbus. Nova Science Publishers. (2010)
  3. Contributor to: Review of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery: essential notes and multiple-choice questions. Subhash Kini & Raghavendra Rao. Informa Books (2012)

Invited Presentations

  1. Cardiac Neoplasms. Department of Surgery Faculty, St. Barnabas Medical Center. (Livingston, NJ. 1997)
  2. Laparoscopic Splenectomy. Department of Surgery Faculty. St. Barnabas Medical Center. (Livingston, NJ. 1999)
  3. Laparoscopy for Abdominal Malignancy. American Society for Clinical Oncology. May 2002. Orlando, FL. (presented by senior author Mark Liberman, MD)
  4. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma. Cleveland Clinic Florida. (Naples, FL. September 2002)
  5. Gall bladder Carcinoma. Cleveland Clinic Florida. (Weston, FL. January 2003)
  6. Screening Colonoscopy in the 50-59 Year Old Asymptomatic Population. SAGES. (Los Angeles, CA. March. 2003).
  7. Colonoscopy: Why are General Surgeons Being Excluded? SAGES. (Los Angeles, CA. March. 2003)
  8. GI Consult in Bariatric Surgery. UCLA Department of Digestive Diseases. (Los Angeles, CA. October 2003)
  9. Bariatrics On-Call: UCLA Dept. of Surgery Residents. (Los Angeles, CA. October 2003 & August 2004)
  10. Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. UCLA Department of Digestive Diseases. (Los Angeles, CA. January 2004)
  11. Obesity & Its Surgical Treatment. Department of Surgery. Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles. (Los Angeles, CA. June 2004)
  12. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Resident Lecture Series. UCLA-Santa Monica Department of Surgery (April, June, August 2004)
  13. Bertucci, W; Mehran, A. Antecolic Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass Is Not Associated With Higher Complication Rates. Southern California ACS Scientific Meeting. (Santa Barbara, CA January 2005)
  14. UCLA School of Medicine Clinicopathological Conference Series (HB&D 403): Bariatric Surgery (January 2005, 2006, 2007)
  15. UCLA Dept. of Cardiology Core Curriculum Conference: Morbid Obesity and Its Surgical Treatment. (Los Angeles, CA Feb 2005)
  16. UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases: Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Primary Care Physician Conference: Bariatric Surgery: Why? Who? How? (Beverly Hills , CA. Feb. 2005)
  17. UCLA Division of Pediatric Endocrinology: Pediatric Bariatric Surgery. (Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2005)
  18. Workup of A Bariatric Patient: Current UCLA Practice. Resident Lecture Series. UCLA-Santa Monica Dept. of Surgery (March 2005)
  19. UCLA Department of Family Medicine: Bariatric Surgery: An update for the family physician. (Santa Monica, CA. April 2005)
  20. Yadegar, J, Mehran, A.CPAP & BiPAP Use Can Be Safely Omitted After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Oral presentation at the SAGES (Hollywood, FL. April 2005)
  21. UCLA Dept. of Surgery Core Curriculum. Bariatric Surgery Emergencies. (October 2005, 2006; September 2007, April 2011)
  22. West Hills Medical Center Grand Rounds: “Long term Complications of Bariatric Surgery”. (West Hills, CA. November 2005).
  23. Patel, K., Mehran, A. Gallbladder management during LRYGB: Routine preoperative screening or postoperative prophylactic medical treatments are not necessary. American College of Surgeons -Southern California Chapter meeting. (Santa Barbara, CA. January 2006)
  24. Bertucci, W.; White, S. Mehran, A.; Dutson, E. Routine postoperative UGI is unnecessary after LRYGB. American College of Surgeons -Southern California Chapter meeting. (Santa Barbara, CA. January 2006)
  25. UCLA School of Medicine Clinicopathological Conference Series (HB&D 403): Bariatric Surgery (January 2006)
  26. Bariatric Surgery: Why? Who? How? UCLA Division of Endocrinology. February 2006
  27. Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity: UCLA Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds. May 2006
  28. Stephen White, MD, Amir Mehran, MD, Erik Dutson, MD. Selective Use of Upper Gastroesophageal Imaging After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is Safe. ASBS (San Francisco June 2006)
  29. Pearls in Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery. Kaiser Permanente Dept. of Surgery. Los Angeles, CA (June 2006)
  30. Han, S.; Mehran, A.; Dutson, E.; Gracia, C. Improved outcomes using a unified approach to the laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass. Southern California ACS (Santa Barbara Jan. 2007)
  31. Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Am I a Candidate. Seminar for the Iranian- American community. (UCLA January 2007)
  32. UCLA Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Program: Presentation to Kaiser Permanente Southern Region. (UCLA January 2007)
  33. Complications of Gastric Bypass & Alternative Bariatric Surgery Procedures. Presentation to Kaiser Permanente Southern Region. (UCLA January 2007)
  34. UCLA School of Medicine Clinicopathological Conference Series (HB&D 403): Bariatric Surgery (January 2007)
  35. Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Invited Faculty for 7th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Florida (February 2007)
  36. Barrett’s Esophagus & Gastric Bypass. Invited Faculty for 7th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Florida (February 2007)
  37. Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity: A primer for OB/GYNs: UCLA Dept. of Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds. (March 2007)
  38. Bariatric Surgery: A primer for Emergency Room MDs. UCLA Dept. Of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds. (March 2007)
  39. Bleeding &Bowel Obstruction in Bariatric Surgery. Invited Faculty for Bariatric Post-Graduate Course. Southwest Surgical Congress 59th Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, CA (March 2007)
  40. Bariatric Surgery. UCLA Primary Care Symposium. (Las Vegas 2007)
  41. Bariatric Surgery: Why? Whom? How? Torrance Memorial Hospital. (Torrance, CA May 2007)
  42. Bariatric Surgery. Century City Doctors Hospital. (Los Angeles, CA June 2007)
  43. Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Kaiser Permanente 3rd National Surgical Symposium. (Napa Valley, CA July 2007)
  44. Bariatric Surgery: Primer for Endocrinologists. West LA Veterans Administration Division of Endocrinology. (Los Angeles, CA August 2007)
  45. Bariatric Surgery. Sherman Oaks Hospital. (Sherman Oaks, CA August 2007)
  46. Laparoscopic Approach to Abdominal Wall Hernias: Is it better? Kern County Medical Center Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. (Bakersfield, CA September 2007)
  47. Laparoscopic Eroded Adjustable Gastric Band Removal. The UCLA Way! UCI 3rd Annual Bariatric Fall Meeting. (Huntington Beach, CA 9/2007)
  48. Bariatric Surgery. A primer for the primary care MD. Kaiser Permanente Internal & Geriatric Medicine Symposium. (San Diego, CA September 2007)
  49. Bariatric Surgery: Options for the renal transplant patients. UCLA Kidney Transplant Journal Club (October 2007)
  50. Bariatric Surgery. Why? Whom? How? Academy of Persian Physicians Annual Meeting. ( Palm Springs, CA October 2007)
  51. Bariatric Surgery 101: A primer for Orthopedic & Spine Surgeons. Santa Monica Hospital Spine Conference. (Santa Monica, CA Nov. 2007)
  52. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass at a Large Academic Medical Center: Lessons learned from the First One Thousand Cases. Southern California Chapter of the ACS meeting. (Santa Barbara, CA Jan 2008)
  53. Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Internal Medicine Health Education Department. Kaiser West Los Angeles. (Jan 2008)
  54. Surgery for Metabolic Disease. UCLA School of Medicine Clinicopathological Conference Series (January 2008)
  55. Bariatric Surgery: Options & Outcomes. St. John’s Medical Center. Santa Monica, CA (Feb 2008)
  56. Post-Bariatric Surgery Care. The Many Faces of Bariatric Medicine. Kaiser Permanente Regional Bariatric Symposium. Woodland Hills, CA. (March 2008)
  57. Obesity & the Bariatric Epidemic: A morning of clinical discussion. Beverly Hills, CA (June 2008)
  58. Bariatric Surgery: Primer for the PCPs. Grand Rounds at Healthcare Partners Torrance, CA (June 2008)
  59. Bariatric Surgery for the PCPs. UCLA Dept. of family medicine. Santa Monica, CA (July 2008)
  60. Bariatric Surgery. Grand Rounds at Region IV HCP/Harriman Jones Medical Group. Long Beach, CA (September 2008)
  61. Bariatric Surgery in 15 minutes. West Covina Medical Group Health Fair. West Covina, CA (October 2008)
  62. Bariatric Surgery: Primer for Endocrinologists. Endocrine Grand Rounds. Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA (November 2008)
  63. Bariatric Surgery Complications: What Every General Surgeon Should Know. Dept. of Surgery Grand Rounds. Kaiser Permanent Los Angeles Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA (January 2009)
  64. Bariatric Surgery: Primer for Endocrinologists. Endocrine Grand Rounds. West LA Veterans Administration Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA (January 2009)
  65. Early Experience with Sleeve Gastrectomy for the Treatment of Super Obesity. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Santa Barbara, CA (January 2009)
  66. Does preoperative Weight Loss Improve Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: A systematic review. Cheryl Mercado, Masha Livhits, Irina Yermilov, Janak Parikh, Erik Dutson, Amir Mehran, Clifford Ko, Paul Shekelle, Melinda Maggard.. Bariatric Surgery Specialty Session. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Santa Barbara, CA (January 2009)
  67. Sleeve Gastrectomy. Bariatric Surgery Specialty Session. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Santa Barbara, CA (January 2009)
  68. Nutritional & Metabolic Consequences of Gastric Bypass Surgery. Gastrointestinal, Endocrine & Reproductive Medicine 1. UCLA School of Medicine. Los Angeles, CA (January 2009)
  69. Bariatric Surgery Trends in North America. California Chapter of ASMBS Annual Scientific Meeting. Long Beach, CA (February 2009)
  70. Bariatric Surgery. Combined Endocrine Grand Rounds. UCLA Dept. of Endocrinology. Los Angeles, CA (July 2009)
  71. Metabolic Surgery. UCLA Dept. of Surgery Core Curriculum. (September 2009)
  72. Bariatric Surgery: Primer for Cardiologists. UCLA Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds (September 2009)
  73. Surgery for Metabolic Disease. (CHS M234 & HS M255 Obesity, Physical Activity & Nutrition). UCLA School of Public Health. (October 2009)
  74. Sleeve Gastrectomy in 10minutes. Los Angeles Surgical Society. Bariatric Surgery: Experts Debate. (November 2009)
  75. Management of Bleeding After Gastric Bypass. 9th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Florida. Coral Gables, FL. (February 2010)
  76. Bariatric Surgery Overview. West LA Veterans Administration Division of Endocrinology. (Los Angeles, CA September 2010)
  77. Sleeve Gastrectomy: Alternative to Adjustable Bands. Academy of Persian Physicians 15th Annual Scientific Meeting. (La Jolla, CA October 2010)
  78. A Surgical Approach to Obesity. UCLA 14th Annual Primary Care Update 2010. (Las Vegas, NV October 2010)
  79. Bariatric Surgery Complications: Disasters waiting for you in the ER. Harbor UCLA Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. (San Pedro, CA December 2010)
  80. What’s New in Bariatric Surgery? Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Santa Barbara, CA (January 2011)
  81. Surgical Approach to Obesity. 38th Annual Family Practice Refresher Course. Century City, CA (May 2011)
  82. Update on Bariatric Surgery. St. John’s Healthcare Center. Santa Monica, CA (June 2011)
  83. Bariatric Surgery Update. Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds. Santa Monica UCLA Hospital. Santa Monica, CA (October 2011)
  84. Surgical Approach to Obesity. UCLA Women’s Health Conference. Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. Los Angeles, CA (December 2011)
  85. Bariatric Surgery Complications: A Primer for Non-Surgeons. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Mission Hills, CA (January 2013)
  86. Complications of Bariatric Surgery. JFK Medical Center. Indio, CA (February 2013)
  87. Bariatric Surgery Complications for Non-Surgeons. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Valencia, CA (February 2013)
  88. Bariatric Surgery Complications: Primer for Non-surgeons. Valley Presbyterian Medical Center. Van Nuys, CA (March 2013)
  89. Bariatric Surgery: Update & Complications. St. John’s Medical Center. Santa Monica, CA (April 2013)
  90. Bariatric Surgery in 30minutes. UCLA Medical Group. Thousand Oaks, CA (April 2013)
  91. Bariatric Surgery: An Update for Non-surgeons. Northridge Medical Center. Northridge, CA (April 2013)
  92. Crash Bariatrics for OB/GYNs. Simi Obstetrics & Gynecology Group. Simi Valley, CA (April 2013)
  93. Surgical Treatment of Obesity. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Valencia, CA (June2013)
  94. Bariatric Surgery Overview. Los Robles Medical Center. Thousand Oaks, CA (September 2013)
  95. Bariatric Surgery: Current options and common postoperative issues for non-bariatric clinicians. Los Robles Medical Center. Thousand Oaks, CA (June 2014)
  96. Beyond the Skinny of Weight Loss Surgery. First Annual Aesthetic, Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Procedures. Long Beach CA (November 2014)
  97. Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery for Non-bariatric Physicians. Women in Medicine Society. Westlake Village, CA (January 2015)

Poster Presentations

  1. Kaul A, Mehran A, Miller R, Fillipone D. Malignant Pancreatic cystic neoplasms. 85th Annual Clinical Congress, American College of Surgeons, (San Francisco, CA 10-15 Oct. 1999)
  2. Szomstein S.; Mehran A.; Brasesco O.; Zundel N.; and Rosenthal R. BMI & LRYGB: Does size matter? SAGES. (Los Angeles, CA. March 2003).
  3. Amir Mehran M.D.; et. al. Ruptured Appendicitis After Laparoscopic Roux- en-Y Gastric Bypass. ASBS. (Boston, MA. June 2003)
  4. Raul Rosenthal, M.D.; Amir Mehran, M.D.; et. al. Experience With 593 Consecutive Laparoscopic Antecolic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedures. ASBS. (Boston, MA. June 2003).
  5. Oscar E. Brasesco, MD; Amir Mehran, MD; Mark Liberman, MD; Samuel Szomstein, MD; Natan Zundel, MD; Raul J. Rosenthal, MD. Total remission of psoriasis after a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: ASBS. (Boston, MA. June 2003).
  6. Szomstein, S.; Kennedy, C.; Lomenzo, E.; Chousleb, E; Zundel, N. Soto, F.; Higa, G. Mehran,, A.; Rosenthal, R.: Incidence of Internal Hernias and Anastomotic Strictures after Laparoscopic Antecolic Antegastric Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. SAGES. (Denver, CO. April 2004)
  7. Mehran A., et. al. Transition From A Volume Based Open Bariatric Program To A Structured Laparoscopic One: What Have We Learned? SLS Endo Expo 2004 (NYC, NY. September 2004)
  8. John Yadegar MD, Oliver Blocker MD, Amir Mehran MD. The Relationship of Gastric Emptying & Position of the Gastrojejunostomy in the Laparoscopic RYGB Procedure: Antecolic vs. Retrogastric, Does It Matter? SAGES (Hollywood, FL. April 2005)
  9. Amir Mehran,MD, William Bertucci,MD, John Yadegar,MD, Aileen Takahashi,MD, Ali Alzahrani,MD, Todd Drasin,MD, Debbie Frickel,RN, Salvador Valencia,MD, Erik Dutson,MD & Carlos Gracia,MD. Multidisciplinary approach & minimally invasive surgery reduce morbidity & mortality in bariatric surgery. ASBS (Orlando,FL June 2005)
  10. Sapien, D; Mehran, A. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Complications. Third Annual Scholarship day at UCLA School of Medicine. (March 2006)
  11. Han, S., Mehran, A. The pars flaccida approach is a safe alternative to the perigastric technique in laparoscopic gastric bypass. SAGES. (Dallas, TX April 2006)
  12. Han, S., Mehran, A. Acute gastric remnant dilation after laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass. SAGES. (Dallas, TX April 2006)
  13. Soriano, I.; Mehran, A; Dutson, E. Weight Loss Results Are Not Improved By Longer Roux Limb Lengths in the Super Obese Patients Undergoing LRYGB. SAGES. (Dallas, TX April 2006)
  14. Han, S; Mehran, A; Dutson, E. Weight loss outcomes utilizing a standardized roux limb length: a comparison between super-obese and non- super obese patients undergoing laparoscopic roux en-Y gastric bypass. SAGES (LasVegas, NV April 2007)
  15. Soo Hwa Han MD, Nicole Basa MD, Lubna Suleman MD, Darshni Vira BS, Erik Dutson MD, Carlos Gracia MD, Amir Mehran MD. Marginal ulcer alter laparoscopic Roux –en Y gástrica bypass (LRYGB): is proton pump inhibitor therapy effective prophylaxis? (San Diego, CA June 2007)
  16. Jensen, C.; Tejirian, T.; Lewis, C.; Dutson, E.; Mehran, A. Early jejunojejunostomy obstructions following laparoscopic gastric bypass: case series and treatment algorithm. ASBS (Washington, DC, June 2008)
  17. William Bertucci, MD; Janos Taller, MD; Michael Krzyzaniak, MD; Erik Dutson, MD; Amir Mehran, MD. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Erases the Learning Curve in Bariatric Surgery.ACS (Chicago, IL 10/09)
  18. Eshaghian, Daniel; Poulose, Benjamin; Mehran, Amir. Reduction in Comorbidities Post Bariatric Surgery in the Elderly. Emphasis Forum. Vanderbilt School of Medicine. (Nashville, TN May 2010)
  19. Kealey, C. Racu, C. Dutson, E. Mehran, A. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs. laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass: A prospective 1 year follow-up study. ASMBS (Las Vegas, NV June 2010)
  20. Mehran, A. Han, S.; C. Dutson, E. Kealey, C. Racu. Selective vagotomy during laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass does not lead to additional morbidity. ASMBS (Las Vegas, NV June 2010)
  21. Two Novel Applications of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Scott Um, MD; Justin Zelones, MD; Olivia Biswas; Alaa Koleilat; Erik Dutson, MD; Amir Mehran, MD. Southern California ACS Annual Scientific Meeting (Santa Barbara, CA January 2012)
  22. Stapler Misfire in Sleeve Gastrectomy: caution with buttress use: David Nguyen, MD; Bahar Moheban: & Amir Mehran, MD. SAGES 2012 Scientific Session. (San Diego, CA March 2012) http://thesagesmeeting.org/stapler- misfire-during-sleeve-gastrectomy-caution-with-buttress-use/

Video Presentations

  1. De Ugarte, DA; Yadegar, J; Bertucci, W; Mehran, A; Hines, OJ; Gracia, C; Dutson, E. UCLA U loop for Morbid Obesity. SAGES Video Station @ the Learning Center. Dallas, TX (April 2006)
  2. Basa, Nicole R.; Han, Soo Hwa; Dutson, E.; Mehran, A. Laparoscopic Removal of Eroded Gastric Band: a novel approach. ASBS (San Diego, CA June 2007)
  3. De Ugarte, D. & Mehran, A. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Staple first, vessels second. Bariatric Skills Acquisition Center. ASBS (Washington, DC, 2008)
  4. Camellia Racu, MD; Colin P. Kealey, MD; Erik Dutson, MD; Amir Mehran, MD . Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Revision: A novel approach to intractable marginal ulcer management. ASMBS (Las Vegas, NV 2010)
  5. Catherine Lewis, MD; Erik Dutson MD; Amir Mehran, MD. Laparoscopic Resection of Hepatic Choristoma: technique & discussion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAoWLBF2INQ
  6. Scott S Um, Amir H Mehran, Erik P Dutson. Use of a novel approach to establish the critical view during dissection of Calot’s triangle: SAGES TV. http://www.sages.org/video/details.php?id=103229
  7. Laparoscopic assisted transgastric ERCP after Gastric Bypass: UCLA technique. Jessica Folek, MD; Camellia Racu, MD; Soo Y. Park; Yasser Bhat, MD; Erik Dutson, MD; Amir Mehran, MD. SAGES TV. http://www.sages.org/video/details.php?id=103198

Media Activity

  1. Interview: Shape Magazine: Hunger Makes People Angry & Stab Voodoo Dolls. April 2014
  2. Interview: ABC News. How Young Is Too Young For Bariatric Surgery. June 2012
  3. Interview: Los Angeles Times. FDA Accuses 1800GetThin... (December 2011)
  4. National Public Radio Weekend Edition. Obesity in America (October 2011)
  5. Obesity Surgery is Family Affair. MSNBC. June 2010
  6. Letter to the Editor: Contemporary Surgery August 2008
  7. Interview: Sleeve Gastrectomy. KCBS TV. April 2008
  8. Guest consultant: KIRN Radio. Summer 2007 & Fall 2011
  9. Letter to the Editor. Brown Medicine. Spring 2007
  10. Guest consultant: KNX Radio. April 2006
  11. Letter to the Editor. Time Magazine. May 30, 2005.

Member of:

Bariatric Surgery | Super Doctors | University Bariatrics

Dr. Mehran’s career in modern bariatric surgery began over a decade ago with an extended fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. The comprehensive experience introduced him to all aspects of bariatric surgery, from the necessary technical skills to the critical postoperative patient management expertise. In 2003, he joined the newly formed UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, where proper patient selection, thorough preparation, and extensive education were the hallmarks of successful outcomes. Dr. Mehran assumed the program’s leadership role 3 years later. Under his direction, UCLA Bariatrics went on to become uniquely certified as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as all of Southern California’s large health-plans.

Dr. Mehran is board certified in surgery and licensed in California. He is a member of multiple surgical societies and has served as a consultant for various regulatory agencies, surgical journals, the media, and the medical industry. In recognition of his dedication and efforts, his peers have repeatedly elected him to the Southern California Super Doctors list. Dr. Mehran has contributed to over 160 publications and presentations and has mentored numerous fellows, residents, and medical students.

Having successfully performed close to 1000 laparoscopic stapled bariatric and general surgery operations, he left UCLA in 2012 in order to pursue his long-standing professional goals in a setting that would further advance his vision and efforts in weight-loss and general surgery.


In The Media:

Bariatric Surgery | KNX News Radio | University Bariatric
Bariatric Surgery | ABC News | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | MSNBC | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | YouTube | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | LA Times | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | Smart Business | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | NPR | University Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery | Shape | University Bariatrics