Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya, MD

Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya, MD

General Surgery | Male | 69 years old

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.Read more

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Government Medical College Chandigarh, Punjab University

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.