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Pasadena, CA 91105

Travel Information

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Over the last two decades, Dr. Ara Keshishian has cultivated an excellent reputation for caring for patients traveling from outside our area and around the world. Dr. Keshishian’s practice is located in Pasadena, California, but geographic boundaries do not exist for his patients. From his reputation as an accomplished bariatric surgeon, people travel within the U.S. and worldwide from as far away as Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Egypt, South Africa, Canada, and Germany, to receive the highest quality of care that he provides to his patients. try to make your Bariatric or General Surgical experience as stress free as possible. Whether your best option is Duodenal Switch, Revision of Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Revision of Duodenal Switch, or any other General Surgical need, Dr. Ara Keshishian is an experienced professional.

Traveling for Bariatric Surgery or General Surgery

What you need to know regarding accommodations and travel as an out of state patient:

  • It only takes a couple of days to receive your first consultation, the information you need for weight loss surgery, and the necessary pre-operative evaluations. Your weight loss surgery will be scheduled just a short time later.
  • Worried about the difficulties and stress of traveling?
    • Our attentive staff will gladly assist you with the necessary travel arrangements to make your trip a smooth and trouble-free experience.
  • Not sure how to spend the rest of your stay in Southern California?
    • You will find many major attractions to visit throughout the Southern California area, including Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Legoland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and many other exciting and unique locations.
  • As for your travel accommodations, we will gladly help with all the necessary details and arrangements.

If you are looking for the perfect location in which to receive weight loss surgery, our expert medical center in Southern California will meet every one of your expectations. Start your journey by filing out the following inquiry form. We look forward to assisting you in your healthcare needs.

There are accommodations available in Pasadena, California, both in form of hotels and short term house and apartment rentals. As stated we require that our out of town patients stay in town for 10-14 days after discharge from the hospital post op. This may be longer based on unforeseen  development and the rate of recovery. We suggest that patients consider buying travel insurance.