Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D. has more than 20 years of experience in bariatric and general surgery as a leader in his field and is dedicated to bringing his patients in Carson, Lakewood, and the Long Beach areas of California the best surgical results. As a general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Dahiya has performed numerous innovative bariatric surgeries including the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, and he leads a multi-disciplinary team of experts at Doctor Bariatric. In an effort to ensure his patients have the least amount of pain and the fastest path to recovery Dr. Dahiya offers a number of non-invasive and incision-less surgeries to approach weight loss surgery at his office. Using innovative technology, Dr. Dahiya avoids large incisions and instead provides patients with laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery which makes four to five small, half-inch incisions to access the abdomen with a small video camera and small instruments. During the surgery, Dr. Dahiya and his team are able to view the operation on a television monitor. "This laparoscopic technique for the bypass allows many patients, many of whom might not consider bariatric surgery as a long-term solution for their condition, the opportunity to treat obesity permanently with fewer side effects," said Dr. Dahiya. Dr. Dahiya received his medical training at Medical College Rohtak in India and then completed his surgical residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, a Wayne State University School of Medicine affiliated program. He continued his medical training as a surgical oncologist fellow at Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research in Houston, Texas. In addition, he received instruction and advanced post-graduate training in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Dahiya has served as a medical instructor in the surgical residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. For patients seeking the most innovative surgeon, Dr. Dahiya is just a phone call away.
Dr. Dahiya's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Dahiya's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Port Placements or Replacements
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Varicose Vein Procedure
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Government Medical College Chandigarh, Punjab University
Medical School | Graduated 1969
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
Residency Hospital | Completed
Stehlin Foundation For Cancer Research
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Dahiya has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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