Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(56)
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Dr. Ara Keshishian, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, CA. He is 52 years old.

1808 Verdugo Blvd

Glendale, CA 91208

Contact Information

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

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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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • 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
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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 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

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Keshishian to family and friends
4.9
based on 56 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
    (54)
  • 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 (13)

in Los Angeles, CA |
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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in Central Coast, CA |
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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Palmdale, CA |
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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Los Angeles, CA |
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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in Palm Springs, CA |
Dr. K is all about the patient! I felt comfortable with my surgery he explained everything so that I understood. Dr. K 's aftercare has been excellent, his staff is extremely friendly and makes you feel comfortable at all times. I recommend Dr. K to anyone that is considering having gastric...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Keshishian accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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