Dr. Shyam Dahiya, MD

Dr. Shyam Dahiya, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
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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.

Dr. Shyam Dahiya, MD

3650 South St Ste 412

Lakewood, CA 90712
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Colectomy
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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more than 5% of peers
Breast Cancer
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more than 5% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • 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
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Procedures

  • 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
  • Robotic-Assisted Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure

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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.

Education

  • Government Medical College Chandigarh, Punjab University
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Sinai Hospital
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Mary Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Dahiya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dahiya to family and friends
3.9
based on 12 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Dahiya's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Los Angeles, CA |
A friend recommend Dr. Dahiya and it was the best decision i ever made. He just recently did a procedure and i am very pleased with my results. This Dr. saved my life all of my previous medical problems have all but disolved. After my procedure he was at the hospital until 10 pm that night checking on my pain level and just been him. I truly LOVE HIM AND THE STAFF. Keep up the excellent care and hard work.
Orange, CA |
He changed my life and without him and his team I'd still be obese and overweight but most of all of be self conscious and I wouldn't be able to tie my shoes. Thank you for the fast transition. I got surgery over 2 years ago and this time around I had another surgery and it went well. And they have provided more than just concern but made sure I made it to every appointment.. Whether it was a non or Saturday. Thank you again Dr.Dahiya and his Staff.
Orange, CA |
I came to this office while my wife was in the pharmacy ..I asked a couple of questions and I felt maybe I can be a good candidate for surgery. Made the appointment and going through all the tests necessary and going to a nutritionist,ekg done.I had my surgery 2 weeks ago. 1st week I was hungry..today I have lost 16 pounds and my appetite is not there yet but I'm still on liquid as required by the doctor. A reminder call by adelaine for appointment was awesome..no recordings.
in Lakewood, CA |
Dr Dahiya and Staff have been an absolute Amazing Team. Amelia went through every step with me before my bypass and though I still had questions she was always portable by cellphone. Having this surgery has changed my life. I followed every direction given to me. Pre-op and post op instructions are very crucial surgery is the easy part-it's afterwards. I highly recommend Dr. Dahiya ,I promised your life will be more active and you'll be happy with the results. I lost 100 pounds in 7 months.
in Lakewood, CA |
Worst surgeon I ever had. That is why he got got 3.9 out of 5 on reviews, bedside mannor is lacking, is no where to be found at times, doesn't want to be bothered post op. Go to doctor Joseph naim instead. Donot do this procedure with dahiya, hospital is very lacking.. I have had no food or water for 17 days! Just I v Warning to you !
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Dr. Dahiya accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Molina Healthcare

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St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Lakewood Regional Medical Center
3700 East South Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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