Dr. Carson Liu, MD

Dr. Carson Liu, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Carson Liu, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

1301 20th St Ste 440

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

(310) 208-0474

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • 2 More

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 9% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Liu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Liu "Dr. Carson Liu is a leading bariatric surgeon in Santa Monica and Tustin, CA, providing patients in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area with top-quality care and individualized attention for weight loss issues. He is a recognized expert in both weight loss surgery and medical weight loss programs, and is experienced in multiple weight loss surgical techniques and methods, including: gastric bypass, including minimally invasive Roux-en-Y bypass gastric banding, including the Lap-Band system sleeve gastrectomy hernia surgery heartburn (GERD) surgery revisional bariatric surgery SmartLipo medically supervised diet and nutrition As a leading bariatric specialist, Dr. Liu understands the unique issues that confront weight-loss patients before and after losing weight, and he provides supportive care prior to and following surgery to help ensure the best possible short- and long-term results. After earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu completed his M.D. at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by his residency, internship and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident. Before opening his current practice, Dr. Liu served as staff surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital; medical director of minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Century City Hospital and Midway/Olympia Hospital; medical director of bariatric surgery at Garden Grove Hospital; and clinical assistant professor of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. For seven years, he has been named a Southern California Super Doctor. He has also held several committee appointments at UCLA and local medical centers. Dr. Liu is dedicated to offering his patients the most advanced, safest treatment options in a state-of-the-art medical center geared toward providing individualized care and attention. From establishing goals and expectations to learning new eating behaviors and lifestyle habits, Dr. Liu is firmly committed to helping each patient successfully complete their weight-loss journey."
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4  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Weight Loss

28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Liu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Liu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liu

4.2

Based on 19 reviews

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1 Star
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Excellent doctor who is friendly and kind. He has been performing surgery for decades. I would highly recommend him.
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Marina Del Rey, CA – Dec 13, 2017
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Dr Liu is great. He did my gastric sleeve. I was up and walking within the hour of surgery. Great bed side manners. He genuinely cares for his patients. Highly recommended.
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Jennifer J. in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 14, 2016
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