Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD is a general surgery specialist in Glendale, CA. He graduated from Fifth Pathway / A Foreign Medical School and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

1808 Verdugo Blvd

Glendale, CA 91208

Contact Information

(818) 812-7222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Keshishian performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Surgery
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more than 39% of peers
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
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more than 24% of peers
Obesity
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more than 21% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

21  Conditions Treated

41  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/8/2016)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Keshishian, Ara MD: License # MD-16941: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician failed to disclose disciplinary action taken in other jurisdiction, which failed to comply with licensing law or rule. ACTION TAKEN: The Hawaii Medical Board issued a Final Order in which the physician's license is REVOKED for a term of 1825 days; compliance date 12/08/2021.
    State: Hawaii
  • Gross Negligence (7/11/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/11/2015)
    Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Nevada
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (4/17/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Keshishian, Ara MD: License #4301064092: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has Sister State Disciplinary Action and Failure to Report/Comply. ACTION TAKEN: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services has imposed a FINE and issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license.
    State: Michigan

Education

  • Fifth Pathway / A Foreign Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Joseph Mercy Oakland
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Keshishian has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Keshishian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Keshishian's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Keshishian to family and friends
57 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (57)

  • 5
    (55)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Keshishian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr. K performed my open Gastric Bypass Duodenal Switch in 2001. I was 393 lbs, and lost 200 lbs. Have managed to maintain the weight off for 17 years! Dr. K exemplifies what every surgeon should aspire to be: Attentive, honest, compassionate and trustworthy. His bedside manner is impeccable, and...more
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Dr. K has been my Doctor since 2002... he’s the best... I sent both my sister and my cousin to him and all of us had great success... He has the best bedside manner of any doctor I’ve ever known or had any experience with in my life... I highly recommend him and I suggest you follow his orders as...more
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My doctor gave me the option: "inject insulin forever or have a DS with Dr. Keshishian"- no other surgeon, no other Bariatric procedure". Dr K saved my future - from diabetes, possible stroke, probable heart disease and a life of self-loathing. I can truly repeat my doctor's words - only a DS and...more
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Dr. K is one of the best all-around Doctors I have ever met. If I could have him as my regular Dr., I would. He makes you feel comfortable & really listens to you, & answers all your questions. I DO recommend him to everyone who needs his expertise & those who don't.
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Dr K has amazing bedside manner, explains everything so well, gives you his cell number for emergencies and also called 2 times after my surgery to check up on me. His staff is also sweet and wonderful.
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