Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD

Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Dr. Ramin Roohipour, MD is a general surgery specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Iran University Of Medical Sciences / Faculty Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

21250 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 430

Torrance, CA 90503

Contact Information

(310) 326-3066

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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Top Care Areas

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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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Dr. Roohipour's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Roohipour "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" "
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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."

6  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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55  Procedures

  • 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

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.


  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Roohipour's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roohipour to family and friends
102 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (102)

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Dr. Roohipour's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Roohipour is phenomenal. Had my laparoscopic hernia surgery with Dr. R 3 weeks ago. He's compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. His skills in the operation room made a difference. I barely had to take any pain medicine after surgery. His staff is very caring. Highly recommended ????
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I had an ORBERA balloon placed by Dr. Roohipour about 8 months ago and had it removed after 6 months. I lost 62 lbs and more importantly my diabetes gone away. I no longer take Metfromin. Dr. R. is very attentive and he saw me every month. He was readily available on his phone every time I had a...more
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excellent bariatric surgeon. Thankful for what he has done for me
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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...more
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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...more
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