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Amir Moazzez, MD, is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with extensive training and experience in the field of weight loss surgery. Since 2003, he has been working exclusively with morbidly obese individuals, helping his patients resolve co-morbid conditions and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Moazzez is one of the top bariatric surgeons in the Washington, DC, region, having performed over 3,000 weight loss surgeries. Most recently, Dr. Moazzez served as the chief of surgery at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and is the medical director of the Inova Weight Loss Surgery Program.
Dr. Moazzez is a specialist in multiple advanced bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gasterectomy, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedures. He is also an expert in daVinci robotic surgery. He became interested in weight loss surgery during his training at Georgetown University Hospital. After undergoing training in the field of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, his main focus became bettering the lives of those suffering with long-term obesity.
Dr. Moazzez and his team believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss with ongoing support from the surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, and exercise specialists. His goal is to ensure that prospective patients proceed, well informed, with this life changing experience in a seamless, convenient, and most importantly, safe manner.
A native Washingtonian, Dr. Moazzez resides in Mclean, Virginia, with his wife and two children. During his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, yoga and spending time with his children.
My philosophy is to place myself in my patient's shoes and come up with a treatment plan that would address their needs and goals in the safest possible manner.
Minimally invasive bariatric and metabolic surgery to treat morbid obesity and its comorbid conditions including diabetes, hypertension sleep apnea and more.
In addition, an expert in minimally invasive foregut and abdominal surgeries to treat various types of hernias.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and removal
Minimally invasive revisional and conversional bariatric surgeries
Laparoscopic paraesophageal/hiatal hernias
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
incisional and inguinal hernias
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No malpractice history found for Virginia.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Graduated in 1996
Completed in 1997
Completed in 2001
Graduated in 1992
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