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This page contains bariatric surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on bariatric surgery and related issues. Bariatric surgery expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these bariatric surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Bariatric Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Gastric Bypass, General Surgery, Obesity, Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatrics, Foregut Surgery, Hernia, Mesh, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Morbidly Obese, Robotic Surgery, and Trauma Surgery.

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Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Program Director, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Devices, Endoscopy, Cancer, Wound, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Published expert, experienced busy surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. AOA medical school graduate, author, research scientist, diligent, responsive, and effective. San Francisco and Boston trained at the top institutions, University faculty, Bariatric Program Director for national center of excellence for over fifteen years, case reviewer for Nevada State Medical Board, and as U.S. Air Force case reviewer. Prior expert opinions and testimony have provided tremendous value, helped people, and won cases.

William J Suggs, MD FACS FASMBS

Decatur, Alabama
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Gastric bypass, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive, gastrointestinal, GI, sleeve, laparoscopic, morbidly obese, weight loss surgery, bariatrics, obesity
I am a full-time, board certified surgeon with a fellowship in bariatric surgery, specializing in complex bariatric cases. I have performed over 2,200 bariatric surgeries as well as many, many other related procedures. I also spend a considerable amount of time teaching, and am an associate professor of surgery at our regional medical school as well as serve as the Director of Medical Education for our hospital's medical student teaching program. I have reviewed over 30 cases in the last decade, have issued written reports, given numerous depositions, and testified in court as an expert witness. I have served on hospital peer-review committees, the board of our state medical society and state board of medical examiners, published peer-reviewed articles, and am currently a surveyor for a national surgical quality accreditation program. I limit my expert witness services to bariatric surgery cases and general surgery complications in the morbidly obese.

Milton Owens, MD

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Bariatric Surgery, Obesity - Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve, Morbidly Obese, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatrics, Obesity, Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Dr. Owens is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Owens is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Medical Board of California. He specializes in bariatric and general/abdominal surgery for people suffering from morbid obesity. Dr. Owens is currently Medical Director of Bariatrics at Chapman Global Medical Center, and Coastal Center for Obesity and is Chief of Surgery Chapman Global Medical Center. He is a current or past member of various professional societies. Dr. Owens has an extensive list of Academic Appointments ranging from 1974 to present. He has served on Editorial Boards and has more than 45 Journal Publications, published books, numerous Book Chapters and has appeared on TV and Radio. He has a patent for a Kidney Insulating Device which was granted in February 1980. For more information see: http://coastalobesity.com/Coastal-Center-For-Obesity-Information/Meet-Dr-Milton-Owens...

Kamran Samakar, MD, MA, FACS, FASMBS University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery - Acute Care Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Emergency Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Colon Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Complications
Dr. Samakar is a board certified General Surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he was also a clinical instructor of surgery. He is currently a faculty member of the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine where he serves as a full-time surgeon & Associate Professor, researcher, and educator. Dr. Samakar is the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program at USC Keck Medical Center. He holds a Master's degree in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh and has been active in the study and practice of medical-legal issues for nearly 20 years. He has testified for both plaintiff and defense on multiple occasions with numerous depositions, trial testimony, and case reviews. Dr. Samakar's current areas of practice are Bariatric and Minimally Invasive...

Aisha Shaheen, MD, MHA

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery
Dr. Shaheen has Dual Board Certification in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Additionally she is able to provide subject matter expertise in bariatric surgery, elective general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine) and trauma surgery. She has been in practice for 5 years in a variety of settings including private and academic practices. CV and References available upon request.

Peter D Vash, MD, MPH

Los Angeles, California
Obesity, Endocrinology - Endocrinology, Type 2 Diabetes, the Overweight Condition and Obesity, Nutrition, Weight Loss Management, Diabetes Complications, Overweight Surgery Complications, Bariatric Surgery, Overweight and Obesity Complications, Obesity Medicine Complications
Peter D. Vash, MD, M.P.H., FACE., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, emeritus, at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA Medical Center, earned a Masters of Public health at the UCLA School of Public Health, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians; Board Certified in in Internal Medicine specializing in Endocrinology and Metabolism with an emphasis on Obesity Medicine. He is Diplomate and Board Certified in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Vash testified as an invited expert witness before a Senate Sub-Committee on Nutrition in Medical Schools and in Clinical Practice. He has served as an expert reviewer for the State of California Medical Board. He has extensive clinical experience treating overweight and obese patients, post bariatric surgical patients and patients with type 2 diabetes and those with diabetic complications. He Served on the Board of Shape Magazine whe...

Kenneth A Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FABOM Center for Advanced Surgical Care

West Palm Beach, Florida
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Hernia, Gallbladder, Mesh, Lap Band, Colon, Intestine, Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Sleeve, Thyroid
Dr. Larson is a board certified general surgeon with an active clinical practice in south Florida since 2004. He has a subspecialty interest in bariatric surgery and regularly performs over 500 general surgery procedures annually in addition to over 125 bariatric (weight loss) surgery procedures annually. Dr. Larson has served as the medical director for a nationally recognized center of excellence in bariatric surgery and maintains a faculty appointment with the University of Miami. He has been reviewing medicolegal cases since 2008 and has recent and ongoing experience with case reviews, affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony.

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Florida
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Program Director, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Devices, Endoscopy, Cancer, Wound, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Published expert, experienced busy surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. AOA medical school graduate, author, research scientist, diligent, responsive, and effective. San Francisco and Boston trained at the top institutions, University faculty, Bariatric Program Director for national center of excellence for over fifteen years, case reviewer for Nevada State Medical Board, and as U.S. Air Force case reviewer. Prior expert opinions and testimony have provided tremendous value, helped people, and won cases.

Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, gallbladder surgery complications, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, acute care surgery, upper and lower endoscopy, complex hernia surgery, bile duct injury, bowel injury, Medical error prevention, Patient safety, litigation.
Dr. Diarra is a fellow of the American Board of Surgery. He is a very experienced medical chart reviewer and expert witness. He has extensive experience in medical error prevention, patient safety and litigation for medical negligence. He testifies for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery and trauma surgery. He completed an additional fellowship training in bariatric, advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon/robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion involves advocating for advances in minimally advanced laparoscopic techniques to improve the lives of patients after surgery. Dr. Diarra works in a very efficient and effective manner and is easily accessible. Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent t...

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, FASCRS Sasse Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Reno, Nevada
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Program Director, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Devices, Endoscopy, Cancer, Wound, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Published expert, experienced busy surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. AOA medical school graduate, author, research scientist, diligent, responsive, and effective. San Francisco and Boston trained at the top institutions, University faculty, Bariatric Program Director for national center of excellence for over fifteen years, case reviewer for Nevada State Medical Board, and as U.S. Air Force case reviewer. Prior expert opinions and testimony have provided tremendous value, helped people, and won cases.

David A. Mayer, M.D., F.I.C.S.

Huntington, New York
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery - general surgery,vascular surgery,bariatric surgery, breast cancer, trauma surgery, critical care and laparoscopic surgery expert.
General surgery,vascular surgery,bariatric surgery, breast cancer, trauma surgery, critical care and laparoscopic surgery expert. Chairman of Surgery Emeritus, Associate Professor of Surgery. Over 25 years experience as medical expert witness in all jurisdictions.

Salman Malik, MD VA Medical Center/Virginia Common Wealth University

chester, Virginia
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery - Advanced laparoscopic surgery, Acute care surgery
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