Bariatric surgery is the surgical solution to weight management for morbidly obese patients or those individuals with a Body Mass Index [BMI] over 40. Our hospital has the specialized equipment and staff experienced in performing bariatric surgery.
Silver Lake NewStart, under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Joseph Naim, performs weight loss surgery, including the procedures of laparoscopic gastric bypass, revision of gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and Realiize® Band at Silver Lake Medical Center.
Dr. H. Joseph Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with a distinction in Research. He completed his residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he was Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Naim completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery at University Medical Center at Princeton, NJ under the direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon Robert E. Brolin, MD.
Dr. Naim is board-certified in General Surgery, and is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of California. He has been in practice since 2004, specializing in laparoscopic gastric bypass, open gastric bypass, Revisional surgery,Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and LAP-BAND® placement procedures. Dr. Naim is a member of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and Chapman Medical Center in Orange County which are are Bariatric Center of Excellence Hospitals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Naim has received numerous awards and honors, including Faculty Certificate of Recognition for Scientific Presentation at the International Congress and Endo Expo in Las Vegas, The Highest Research Productivity Award from the Department of Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital, and the Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons at New York Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Naim has completed extensive medical research throughout his career. After completing his research, Dr. Naim has provided his findings to the field of bariatric surgery through numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Naim is currently affiliated with the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York State Society of Surgeons, and IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.
Dr. Salman Khan is a leading physician in the greater Los Angeles area for bariatric and internal medicine through his practice at Metabolic Clinic and Research Center. Dr. Khan obtained his undergraduate degree at the Adamjee Government Science College in 1989. He went on to complete medical school at Dow University of Health Sciences in 1995.
Dr Khan attended surgical training at LAC+USC Medical Center and completed his Internal Medicine training at LAC+USC. During his 11 year stay at LAC+USC, he was also involved in university based clinical research projects. Dr. Khan has been published in numerous publications and has co-authored more than 15 papers in highly reputable medical journals.
At the Metabolic Clinic & Research Center, Dr. Khan’s philosophy focuses on encouraging patients to become part of the treatment team while providing collaborative, comprehensive medical care.