Professional Statement

Dr. Ara Keshishian is a Board Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon with 18 years of private practice experience in California. Dr. Ara Keshishian and the team at Central Valley Bariatrics have an opportunity to change how people feel about themselves, increase their health, self-esteem and overall wellbeing through advanced surgical technique and procedures. We also value continued education and advanced technologies. We have made it part of our mission to keep our patients up to date and informed of changing needs and advances in many aspects of their health. We take pride in our energetic, interactive rapport with our patients and strive to maintain a level of trust at all times. We understand that no two situations, health status or lifestyles are the same. Our focus is on the uniqueness of each individual. Dr. Ara Keshishian would prefer to help you understand the extent of your particular case, and how different surgical options may have more benefits than others. If you have questions, he is glad to answer them and help you understand your options. Educating our patients is one of our highest priorities. When it comes to your health, having experience is key. Dr. Ara Keshishian has performed more than 2,000 Duodenal Switch procedures and more than 500 revisions from other Weight Loss Surgeries such as RNY Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy to Duodenal Switch, as well as numerous General Surgical cases over the last 18 years of private practice.


20 years






Ara Keshishian, MD FACS, APMC10 Congress StreetPasadena, CA 91105


  • Other

Areas (4)

  • Arm
  • Breasts
  • Stomach
  • Thigh

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Residency


    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland

  • Undergraduate School

    University of Southern California

  • Graduate School

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Delano Regional Medical Center
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Usc Verdugo Hills Hospital

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