Dr. Nirav Naik, MD

Dr. Nirav Naik, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(32)

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Dr. Nirav Naik, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

New Life Medical

4817 Centennial Plaza Way Ste C

Bakersfield, CA 93312
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Naik's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naik performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Naik performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Obesity
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naik treats Obesity more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Naik treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Naik performs Esophageal Surgery more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Naik performs this procedure more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Naik's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to give the finest and most advanced surgical care with a personal touch. You may wait a little while to see me, however, I will give you all the time you need and leave you with all the information you need to be confident about understanding your condition and how we can improve your life.
Weight Loss Surgery/ Robotic Surgery/ Laparoscopic Surgery WWW.DRNAIK.COM

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
UCSF Fresno
Residency Hospital
1997
UCSF Fresno
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1992
University of Illinois at Chicago
Undergraduate School
2001
1997
1996
1992

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Naik's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Naik

4.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
78.125%
(25)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
18.75%
(6)

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Wants you to lose like 30 pounds in a month, its is crazy to me because if I could lose weight on my own then i wouldn't be asking for the surgery to begin with! My friends and I saw our surgeon around the same time and they had their Sleeve done within 2 weeks. They're doing great! Meanwhile I am going on 5 months of waiting, I've continued to lose weight at my own pace, just not enough to satisfy Naik. Anyway just wanted to share my experience. So now I am working on switching surgeons.
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Dr Naik is easy to talk to and encourages questions about any aspect of treatment. Works to match insurance and make the treatment as affective as possible. He presents his weight loss procedures to groups and has an excellent presentation where it was easy to understand the choices and how those choices become tools for weight loss. He effectively repaired my wife's hernia during the operation. He is a good man and should be trusted. He is passionate about his work.
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Had a great experience with Dr. Naik. He did an excellent job on my procedure. Highly recommend him. His physician assistant is great as well. Love the office staff.
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He is the most unconcerned doctor I have ever run into. he was not available in the hospital after my surgery when there were so many difficulties., And at the check-up later in his office he made wait two hours then had me see his pa, even thought he was at the office at the time. when I discussed the problems I had, he sent hise placed the blame on the hospital.to make matters worst, I keep battling with my insurance because he is out of network.
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Dr. Naik is awesome! My husband had to have a portacath and peg tube put for his chemo and radiation. Dr. Naik went above and beyond taking care of my husband. He explained everything he was going to do and again explained everything when he was done. Hi staff is very friendly, helpful and courteous. I would definitely recommend Dr. Naik!
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This was my second surgery from Dr. Naik and I couldn't be more pleased. 6 years ago, I had an umbilical hernia repair and the results were excellent. Two weeks ago, I had a bi-lateral hernia repair and I just returned from my follow-up. Again, I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome of my newest surgery. I have just been cleared for normal living once again. Thank you, Dr. Naik.
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I had surgery to repair three hernias, and my surgery went perfectly. I had questions during recovery, but the doctor returned my call during the Christmas holiday and spoke to me to reassure that my recovery concerns were normal and that I was doing fine. The staff is patient and caring. Also, the office gave me additional appointments as I requested, fitting me in on a short notice. I am a natural worry wart, and with each new visit to Dr. Naik, my fears disappeared.
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He seems like a professional and honest doctor. However, his staff is horrible. They are rude and give vague information on purpose just to get money out of people. Because of that, I will not be going back and encourage other people to avoid places like these. They will do their best to make sure that you only cancel your appointment within the 24 hours time frame, and will take your money regardless of your reason for re-scheduling or the fact that you are a new patient. Dissapointing!
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Unfortunately during the past year, different members of my family required surgery. In attempt to receive the best possible care, personal medical friends recommended Dr. Naik. The recommendations was the best possible advice. He was professional, personable and skilled. Thank God no family members suffered complications.
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Lies, deception and 2 life threatening trips to the ER after I let this quack near me with a sharp object. He grossly underrepresented the severity and risk of the surgery then sent me home in a condition that landed in the Emergency Room with life threatening complications. Twice. It goes down hill from there he railroaded me into an out-of-network facility. I was assured several times that they would accept my insurance. Lies. Now I'm left with thousands of dollars in out of network expenses.
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Dr. Naik spent a good amount of time answering my questions, explaining procedures and also reviewing my medications. His staff were professional and respectful. Unlike some of the offices I had gone to in Bakersfield, this office treated me with far more respect and courtesy. I NEVER felt rushed by the doctor or his staff! I felt I mattered as a patient!
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