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Dr. Keshishian's Profile

Ara Keshishian, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FAACS

Operations Performed

Duodenal Switch Open and Lap
Adjustable Gastric Banding, Lap Band
Revision of Weight Loss Surgical Procedures
Advance Laproscopic procedures


St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland
Pontiac, Michigan
1994- 1999

American University of the Caribbean
Coral Gables, Florida
Medical Doctor (MD), April 1994

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
BS Biomedical Engineering, August 1990


Private Practice
August 1999, Present

Clinical Appointments

Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
USC-Vedugo Hills Hospital 2010-2013

Chair, Department of Surgery
Delano Regional Medical Center, 2003-2005

Co-Chair, Critical Care Committee Surgery
Delano Regional Medical Center, 2002

Professional Memberships - Certifications & Licensing

  • State of Michigan, Board of Medicine, Physicians License
  • State of Hawaii, Board of Medicine
  • State of California, Physicians, and Surgeons License
  • American Board of Surgery, Board Certified 2001, Re-certified 2010
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society For Bariatric Surgery, Member
  • American Armenian Medical Association, Member
  • Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) Center of Excellence (COE) Bariatric Surgeon