Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD is a general surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.

New Life Surgery, Fountain Valley, CA

18225 Brookhurst St Ste 5

Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Greater Newport Physicians
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Monarch Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
more than 56% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

18  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Forman Christian College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Allama Iqbal Medical College, University Of Health Sciences Lahore
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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What People Say About Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
I had achalasia and suffered for 4 years. Dr. Iqbal performed my surgery. He was there with me the entire time and checked up on me before & after the surgery to make sure i was doing well. I am now recovering and he is still checking up on me and is very compassionate. I would highly recommend...Read More
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Feb 27, 2018
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Great surgeon dr.iqbal treats you like family hes there to answer all your questions. I got the gastric sleeve dine on feb.7 and I have lost 110 pounds in just 6 months very happy with my results. Dr iqbal did a amazing job I am very happy I got to experience this with the best surgeon ever.
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Emily in Huntington Park, CA – Aug 10, 2017
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I was refer to Dr Iqbal by my insurance and I thank God that he put me in good hands. Dr Iqbal made me feel comfortable since first day..he truly cares of his patients. I had my surgery on 9/7/16 I'm 9 months out and lost 136lbs I just had my 9 month Check up today and Dr Iqbal was surprised...Read More
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Maria alvarez in Anaheim, Calif – Jun 20, 2017
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I am extremely thankful for Dr. Iqbal. I had bariactric surgery done on 7/12/2016 I have lost 100 pounds. I have had a great experience with him throughout the whole process. He also has great bedside manner. If you are considering having bariatric surgery I recommend Dr. Iqbal he will be right by...Read More
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Ahilien Obispo in Buena Park, CA – May 08, 2017
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My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2017 and we came to Dr. Iqbal to obtain second opinion about her mastectomy. Dr. Iqbal is very friendly, professionally and explained to us very clear about the process and ordered all the tests needed for my mom's surgery. He even fought with...Read More
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ThuyDiem Vo in Fountain Valley, CA – May 07, 2017
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