Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD


General Surgery | Male | 47 years old

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Dr. Iqbal specializes in General Surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (11)
Fullerton, CA |
I had a condition called Achalasia. it was so bad that I could not even drink water. I lost over 30 pounds in less than 3 months. After many testes, finally i was introduced to Dr. Iqbal. God Bless Him, He performed the robotic surgery, on march the 2nd of 2017 to reopen the muscles that were pressing and had practically closed the entry of any type of food into my stomach. i now not only can drink but eat also, without vomiting all that I had. a truly new life is what this surgery has provided.
in Long Beach, CA |
Cypress, CA |
Major infection after surgery and then made me feel stupid for calling him after hours about it. Poor bedside manner Arrogant Rude
in Trabuco Cyn. CA |
Dr. Iqbal is a very experience and caring surgeon. He gives his personal attention to each patient. He has the best team of nurses and appointment desk help take care of his patients. I had breast cancer. He did the double mastectomy for me. He has a great plastic surgeon team working with him. I am completely healed and thankful to have his care. He is the best.
in huntington beach, ca |
I was so impressed with how great Dr. Iqbal was. I had such fears and he made me feel so comfortable on my first visit. Dr. Iqbal had to peel my stomach off my clavicle and put my stomach back where it belongs. I had a para-esopageal hernia and I'm really glad that I put all my trust in him. Great surgeon.
in Fullerton, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is an extremely caring and competent surgeon. He saved my wife's life after she was discovered to have a huge tumor constricting her large intestine.
in Garden Grove, Ca |
Dr Iqbal saved my life not once but 3 times. He is the best surgeon in Orange County, He is Knowledgeable and there is no doubt in his decisions. I completely trust him and will continue to see him. He deserves more than 5+ stars!!!!! Thank you Dr. Iqbal you are the best.
Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is an excellent surgeon with the kindest personality and a fabulous sense of humor to make anyone feel at ease when having to discuss such intimate medical issues. I had a double hernia for which doctor performed a type of surgery that only required 3 small incisions through my belly button and lower area. Only because is he highly trained in his field, was he able to do this type of surgery on a hernia and not have to cut me open with a long recovery.I highly recommend Dr. Iqbal
in Garden Grove, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is a breath of fresh air---a doctor/surgeon with a visible heart for his patients. I have had no acid symptoms since surgery (thus no need for OTC meds), grateful I went through with the procedure and blessed to have Dr. Iqbal in my health corner!
in Irvine, CA |
I had gallbladder surgery in September 2015 and Dr. Iqbal was the referred surgeon to do the procedure and like most people I was freaked out about having surgery and also is this surgeon going to get it done correctly with no complications.My pre-op meeting with Dr, Iqbal was great! he went step by step about the procedure and was able to calm my nerves about being panicked and freaked out and I could tell he really does care for his patients. I have no post issues and would reccomend Dr Iqbal
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I was referred to Dr Iqbal for a possible hernia. I visited him on August 24th. He exam-ed me, and said I had a slight hernia, but he also discussed the possibility of weight loss surgery. He showed me all 3 surgeries that he performs and explained how each one works. He recommended the Gastric Sleeve for me. I was really excited about this, as I have been battling Obesity for many years. I weighed 304lbs at the time I first started the whole process. I went to the Fountain Valley Surgical Weigh
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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Medical School
    Allama Iqbal Medical College, University Of Health Sciences Lahore

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne State University

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Forman Christian College

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal