About Dr. Namir Katkhouda
*Please note the following conditions below must be met to schedule an appointment with Dr. Katkhouda: 1) Ages 18-70 2) BMI 35 + Hypertension (treated) and/or Documented Sleep Apnea and/or Documented Osteoarthritis of the Large Joints and/or Type II Diabetes OR 3) BMI of 40 and above Namir Katkhouda MD is a world authority in laparoscopic surgery having pioneered the first laparoscopic vagotomy for the treatment of gastro duodenal ulcer disease. He is an innovator in the laparoscopic approach to advanced procedures including liver surgery aortic surgery gastric resections and hernia repair. He has written 100 peer review articles presented over 250 scientific papers written 100 book chapters and published 3 books in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He has trained more than 800 surgeons on laparoscopic techniques worldwide and graduated 25 fellows in minimally invasive surgery. He is director of the USC Bariatric Surgery Program and in this capacity offers the patients all laparoscopic approaches for weight loss surgery including hand sewn laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass and revisional weight loss surgery. Dr. Katkhouda's current research includes virtual reality in laparoscopic surgery minimally invasive approaches to bariatric surgery and research in the physiology of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Katkhouda came to the University of Southern California from France in 1993 and is currently a professor of surgery and chief of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program in the department of surgery. He serves as a governor on the board of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and sits on the editorial board of many prestigious peer-reviewed surgical journals.
- American Republic Insurance Company
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Bariatric Surgeon
- Verdugo Hills Hospital
- Keck Hospital of USC
- USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Education and training
- Medical School - Faculté de Médecine Montpellier-Nîmes, Université Montpellier 1
- Faculté de Médecine de Nice, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Residency in General Surgery
- Southwestern Surgical Congress
- European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
Dr. Namir Katkhouda's office location
Keck Medicine of USC - Surgery
Keck Medicine of USC - Health Sciences Campus
1450 San Pablo St, HC4 - 6200
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Patient reviews for Dr. Namir Katkhouda
Everything was great!
I love Dr. Katkhouda, he has helped me in so many different aspects in my life. I trust his judgement. Excellent Dr.
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Dr. Katkuda keeps a professional, but profound interest in personally getting to know his patients. He is deeply interested in helping you achieve each patients goals. He looks at the "whole" patient, not just weight.
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Excellent I always get great service from Dr. Katkhouda and all the staff.
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- Revisional Weight Loss Surgery
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- Weight Loss Follow Up
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