Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

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Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

General Surgery | Male

1808 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208 Get Directions

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Dr. Keshishian specializes in General Surgery and practices in Glendale, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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    • Gross Negligence
    • Action Taken:Probation
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    • License Placed on Inactive Status
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    • Fine
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    4.8 based on 45 responses
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    in San Diego, CA |
    Dr. K saved my life! He is very passionate about helping his patients, is an expert in his field, and saves the lives of his patients. His staff is awesome as well! I highly recommended Dr. K and am very happy with the Duodenal Switch procedure he does. He is the ONLY doctor that does this particular procedure in So Cal! Go see him if you are morbidly obese!
    in Saint Johns, Florida |
    I had a revision from RNY to DS with Dr. Keshishian. He is the most widely respected surgeon of his kind in the U.S. Always current on new research, and ever caring and available to his patients. The best.
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    On November 11, 2014 Dr. Keshishian performed a Gastric Sleeve operation on me at Huntington Hospital. Dr. Keshishian and the hospital staff were Outstanding. I am very grateful to Dr. Keshishian for this procedure and I have lost 85 pounds and still counting.
    in Sylmar, CA |
    Patient, always takes the time to answer my questions. I never feel rushed. Thorough, kind, compassionate.. Can't say enough about his bedside manners. Great doctor, great guy.
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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Keshishian's Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Obesity
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Colectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fecal Impaction Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallbladder Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
    • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
    • Gastrotomy
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

    • 1
      Sanction

      Dr. Keshishian has received 1 sanction

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      • Gross Negligence  (7/11/2014)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
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      Board Actions

      Dr. Keshishian has 2 board actions

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      • Disciplinary action in another state  (9/11/2015)
      • Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • State: Nevada
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • 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
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    Education

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

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Armenian
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    Dr. Keshishian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in General Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery
    • No malpractice claims found
    • Sanctions found
    • Board actions found
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    Dr. Keshishian's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Experience with Dr. Keshishian

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients