Dr. Kelvin D. Higa, MD

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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery • Male • Age 56

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Dr. Higa's Experience

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Dr. Higa's Care Philosophy

Dr. Higa graduated from UC Riverside and received his M.D. degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training locally and has also served as Chief of Vascular Surgery at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Higa has been in practice since 1990 and also serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF, and as Assistant Professor of Surgery for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Higa is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. His special interests include Bariatric surgery, Vascular surgery and advanced Videoscopic surgery.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, 2011
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  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and/or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hepatectomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incisional/Ventral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant & Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss
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Background Check for Dr. Higa

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for California.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Awards & Recognitions

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 1988
  • Narcotic withdrawal syndrome following gastric bypass--a difficult diagnosis, 2001
  • Internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: incidence, treatment and prevention, 2003
  • Complications of the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: 1,040 patients--what have we learned?, 2000
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Education & Training

Medical School

David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Graduated in 1983

Residency Hospital

Valley Medical Center, General Surgery
Complete in 1988

Undergraduate Schools

University Of California, Riverside
Graduated in 1980
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Languages Spoken by Dr. Higa & Staff

  • English
  • Spanish

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