Dr. Amir Moazzez, MD

Dr. Amir Moazzez, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Amir Moazzez, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Inova Medical Group - Bariatric Surgery

3620 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 200

Fairfax, VA 22033
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 69% of peers
more than 58% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 38% of peers

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Dr. Moazzez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Moazzez "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Moazzez "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

5  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University Of Maryland, College Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Georgetown University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Georgetown University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Moazzez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Amir Moazzez, MD
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Dr. Moazzez performed my gastric-bypass surgery a year ago, and I've lost 145 pounds: almost 100% of my excess weight. I never imagined I'd be here so soon. I got here thanks to his and his team's support. I have anecdotes - about the front office staff, nurse practitioner, nutritionist, exercise...Read More
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Poor communication with haphazard scheduling and false promises. The staff is not responsive to communications and uncaring as to the severity of the condition. I had requested the removal of a lap band on the grounds that it was causing me to throw up in my sleep (potentially fatal) and other...Read More
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My review is more for Dr. Moazzez's office. The surgeon seems like a qualified professional (surgery planned, not completed yet). But, his staff is AWFUL. Honestly, the worst medical office experience of my life. They are aggressive, oftentimes rude, and thus far unable to help with any question...Read More
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I've only met him once for my initial consultation and he came off as friendly and approachable. This review is mainly regarding his office staff. I would give 1 star for his staff, but I don't want to hurt his stats, especially since he's had to work very hard to get where he is. That being said,...Read More
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He is extremely friendly and very down to earth. Has a great bedside manner! He went over a lot of information about my surgery beforehand. He appreciated my concerns of anethesia and did his best to calm me down thinking I wouldnt come out of the surgery. An overall great person. Would...Read More
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