Houston Obesity Surgery
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MeetDrNowDr. Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been serving patients with compassionate care for over 30 years. As a general and vascular surgeon he was the first doctor in Houston to propose, research and adopt the benefits of laparoscopic surgery for procedures previously unconsidered. He has specialized in bariatric surgery for more than 20 years, routinely accepts referrals on the most challenging weight reduction surgical candidates who have been previously denied by other surgical professionals, especially the super-morbidly obese (over 600 pounds). Perhaps the highest profile of whom is Billy Robbins, a super-morbidly obese teen who is the continuing subject of documentaries airing regularly on Discovery health and recently featured on Oprah (Thursday March 26, 2009).

Dr. Nowzaradan practices at, First Street Hospital (Bellaire, Texas), Doctors Hospital at Tidwell, Renaissance Hospital, Surgery Specialty Hospital (formerly Vista Medical Center) and University General Hospital. He currently is the Medical Director of the Best Care Clinic.

Dr. Nowzaradan is a leader in the performance of surgical techniques laparoscopically. Today, surgeries of all types, not just bariatric, are performed using this less invasive technique. Dr. Nowzaradan has published numerous papers on laparoscopy. Prior to his accomplishments, many within the medical community thought his theories of laparoscopically performing various open procedures was impossible. Today, 15 years later, they are commonplace.


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran (1970)
  • Medical Orientation Program, St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri 1971)
  • Rotating Surgical Internship, St. Johns Hospital (Detroit, Michigan)
  • 4 year Surgical Residency, St. Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee) Cardiovascular Fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, Texas)
  Extended Medical Experience
  • 28 years surgical experience after residency
  • 18 years surgical experience in Laparoscopic surgery
  • 6 years surgical experience in Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgery
  Specialized Obesity and Bariatric Techniques:
  • laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • laparoscopic surgery on super morbidly obese patients weighing in excess of 600 lbs.
  • redo and revision of previously unsuccessful weight loss surgery
  • post-bypass corrective surgery to remove excess skin in abdomen (tummy tuck),arms, thighs, and breast (reduction mamoplasty)
  Medical Memberships
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County (Texas) Medical Association
  • Denton Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery (A.S.B.S.)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (S.A.G.E.S.)

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