Dr. Walid Arnaout, MD

Dr. Walid Arnaout, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

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Dr. Walid Arnaout, MD is a general surgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Oaks Surgical Specialists

77 Rolling Oaks Dr Ste 203

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 63% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 55% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
more than 54% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Lung Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • American University Of Beirut, Bachelor Of Science, Beirut, Lebanon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Surgical Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Chief Resident, General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Department Of Surgery, Liver Transplant Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA School Of Medicine, Dumont-Ucla Transplant Center, Transplant Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Surgical Intern, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1985-December 1986
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Isolation, characterization and transplantation of bone marrow derived hepatocyte stem cells, 2001
  • Transmission of hepatitis B infection from hepatitis B core antibody positive liver allograft is prevented by Lamivudine therapy, 2001
  • Predictors of survival after In Vivo split liver transplantation: analysis of 110 consecutive patients, 2000
  • Radiographic findings of ischemic hepatitis in a cirrhotic patient, 2000
  • The Liver- Hepatic Support, Bioartificial Liver. In SIRS, MODS and MOF- Systemic Inflammatory Response, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome and Multiple Organ Failure- Pathopysiology, Prevention and Therapy, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Walid Arnaout, MD
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Dr. Arnaout is amazing. He performed a whipple surgery on my mother 8 years ago with excellent results. She is now 88 and still very active. Dr Arnaout was always very professional, friendly, and encouraging. We cannot thank him enough for what he did for our mother!!!
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Dr. Arnaout was great with my older parent. Very personable, explained and answered all questions my father had. He eased my fathers worries regarding the procedure and it all went very well! Thanks Dr. Arnaout
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Dr. Arnaout is the best surgeon there is. I wouldn't see anyone else but him.
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