Dr. Kelvin Higa, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(34)
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Dr. Kelvin Higa, MD
Dr. Kelvin Higa, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Higa is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center and Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates Medical Group, Inc. (ALSA)

205 E River Park Cir

Fresno, CA 93720

Contact Information

(559) 261-4500

Dr. Kelvin Higa, MD

Dr. Kelvin Higa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Higa graduated from UC Riverside and received his M.D. degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training locally and has also served as Chief of Vascular Surgery at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Higa has been in practice since 1990 and also serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF, and as Assistant Professor of Surgery for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Higa is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. His special interests include Bariatric surgery, Vascular surgery and advanced Videoscopic surgery.
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Dr. Higa's Experience

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Dr. Higa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
2

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss
14

Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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 California, Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Valley Medical Center, General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 1988
Media & Publications
  • Narcotic withdrawal syndrome following gastric bypass--a difficult diagnosis, 2001
  • Internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: incidence, treatment and prevention, 2003
  • Complications of the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: 1,040 patients--what have we learned?, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higa to family and friends
4.4
based on 34 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Higa'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Atwater, CA |
On 2/17/2004 Dr.Higa gave me the gastric bypass. In the last year I have gained up to 222. I started at 338. I've stayed around 190 for years. But I can't seem to get the weight off now. What to do. Dr. Higa is a wonderful doctor.
in Hanford, CA |
He told be what weight loss surgery worked best for me. He answered all my questions. I have been looking for a doctor for the last 6yrs. He had all the answers and statistics to back it up. He even told me information on my nationality and what works best for me. Even though, I think he should spend more time with patients during the process of getting the surgery, I know there is not way he can. He is so busy and the office staff he has is nice. I did it and I would never regret it.
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Dr. Higa accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Higa has admitting privileges

Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital
15 E Audubon Dr
Fresno, CA 93720
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Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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