Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD

Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD

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Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a board certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive, Metabolic (Bariatric) & Endocrine Surgery. He graduated from medical school in 1996 and after passing all qualification exams in United States embarked on the residency in surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center. Due to his great interest in gastrointestinal surgery, Dr. Roohipour spend one year as a clinical research fellow on the transplant service at University of Miami, one year on the colorectal service at Cleveland Clinic Florida and one year of research on the Colorectal Oncologic Surgery at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Roohipour also completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy, Bariatric & Endocrine surgery at Icahn (Mount Sinai) School of Medicine. Dr. Roohipour is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He's a member of several professional societies including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), The American Medical Association (AMA) and American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). In 2011 Dr. Roohipour was among the forty nationwide recipients of the prestigious ASMBS "Certificate of Acknowledgment of Satisfactory Training in Bariatric Surgery".A renowned and respected robotic surgeon both locally and nationally, and former Associate Surgery at Icahn (Mt. Sinai) School of Medicine, Dr. Roohipour has taken the robotic surgery to a whole new level. Dr. Roohipour routinely travels and trains other surgeons for robotic surgeries. While Dr. Roohipour's main focus is Advanced Robotic, Laparoscopic & Bariatric procedures, he practices all aspects of General Surgery and treats variety of surgical diseases including obesity, cancer, gallbladder, complex hernias and benign diseases of gastrointestinal system such as Nissen fundoplication. In 2011 Dr. Roohipour received the "Compassionate Doctor Recognition" and for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012, Dr. Roohipour was the recipient of the "Patient's Choice Award"

21250 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 430

Torrance, CA 90503

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 89% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 87% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Roohipour "My practice philosophy is very simple: My patient is my family. I will do for them what I would do for my family. I take care of the surgical need of my patient in the best way I can, yet more importantly, while I am operating, there is beating heart waiting for that patient in the family room and my job is not  done till I provide the comfort to the worried family members of my patients. I wholeheartedly believe in "one patient at the time" policy and also the uniqueness need of each patient."


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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Iran University of Medical Sciences / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Columbia College Of Phys & Surgeons
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Columbia College Of Phys & Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Other Education | Completed 2003
  • Jackson Meml Hosp University Miami
    Other Education | Completed 2004
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Roohipour has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

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Dr. Roohipour's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roohipour to family and friends
based on 101 total reviews (6 with comments)
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Gardena, CA |
I found Dr. R. very knowledgeable & spends the time needed to understand procedure; nurses at surgical center noted he was very good. The kind and attentive staff were great till I paid. Although they verbally presented info in the beginning, turned out to be incorrect compared to release papers to sign; I can't get copies of these docs, There were other admin issues, not very efficient. F/Up after procedure was great for a few days; still waiting on f/up appt.. Would not use again.
Surfside, CA |
Dr. Roohipour is THE BEST BARIATRIC SURGEON IN TOWN! Excellent care, advice and service for my weight problem. The Torrance bariatric institute treats the whole person, I especially appreciated the surgeon Dr. Ramen, dietitian and psych support. They are efficient and kind. Get your care with the best and it’s here.
in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA |
Initially came to Dr. Roohipour - interested in Orbera, but after discussing with him, opted for gastric sleeve operation. Had operation in September. Procedure went smoothly. I was working just a few days later. I am 60 pounds lighter, 6 months later. I feel great. This is probably the best investment I've ever made. My weight loss continuing now, but much slower pace than at the start. Only problem is that my wife won't stop groping me.
New york |
I am so happy with the care that I received from the staff at this office. I had Bariatric weight loss surgery on February 24th 2016. It's a process, lots of hoops to jump through, but the staff is with you every step of the way. Dr. Rohipoor is such an incredible surgeon, I was in good hands. The staff wants you to be successful at getting healthy, losing weight and ultimately feeling great. What I love about the staff, is that you never feel like just a number. They get to know you and make y
in Northridge, CA |
Dr. Roohipour took his time to explain everything to me about weight loss surgery and was a very nice man. After speaking with him, i am confident that i have chosen the right doctor to perform my bypass surgery. His office staff is wonderful as well and they get things done quickly.
Torrance, CA |
Dr Roohipour is poor in following his patient after surgery. Does not respond in a timely fashion to critical questions from his patient. Some answers had to be obtained through third party. During a single post operative visit, the dr. did not even physically examine the patient, just talked. This corroborates the known reputation of this doctor.
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Hospitals where Dr. Roohipour has admitting privileges

Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
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