Dr. Milton Owens, MD

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Age 77
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Dr. Milton Owens, MD
Milton Owens, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S Medical Director Chapman Global Medical Center, Bariatric ProgramMedical Director Coastal Center for Obesity Dr. Owens is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the United States. To date, he has performed over 8,000 weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric banding procedures. He was the first in Southern California performing sleeve gastrectomy. His Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve technique, developed to minimize heartburn and prevent leaks has been published in the premier journal for weight loss: SOARD. His experience led into expertise in complex revision surgeries, care for seniors and other high risk patients. His management of bariatric patients both pre and post op make him a trusted choice for all patients seeking safe surgery and great outcomes.

2617 E Chapman Ave Ste 311

Orange, CA 92869

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Dr. Milton Owens, MD

Dr. Milton Owens, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Owens' Experience

Dr. Owens' 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

Care Philosophy

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  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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.


  • Stanford U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • University Utah Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • University Utah Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Owens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Owens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Owens to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Owens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Mira Loma, CA |
Great surgeon and a great supportive team! They have changed my life for the better! I would recommend Dr Owens to anyone in need.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Today is the one year anniversary of being sleeved by Dr. Owens. I'm down 104 pounds and still going. Dr. Owens and his staff have been helpful and supportive. I highly recommend this amazing team!!
in Colton , CA |
Dr. Owens did my Lap Band surgery almost five years ago. He gave me realistic data and averages for weight loss after having the Lap Band procedure. I told him I wanted to lose more and this was the only surgery my heart doctor approved me for, he then encouraged me to follow his plan and I lost over 200 lbs! & I kept it off! My surgery went well and I continue to see him for my adjustments and periodic visits. I'm always impressed how informative, empathetic & caring he is everytime I see him
in Tustin, CA |
I found Dr owens to be a very caring, compassionate, ethical, and capable surgeon. He definitely has a passion for his craft and it shows! I am very happy I chose him to do my surgery. I am a Certified Surgical Technologist (20 years) and I also scrubbed Dr Owens's bariatric cases as well as panniculectomys, and total body lifts. I worked with him for several years so I am acutely aware of his expertise. I would recommend Dr Owens without the least bit of reservation. I'd trust him with my life!
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Dr. Owens accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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