About Dr. Liu

Dr. Carson Liu is a leading bariatric surgeon in Santa Monica and Tustin, CA, providing patients in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area with top-quality care and individualized attention for weight loss issues. He is a recognized expert in both weight loss surgery and medical weight loss programs, and is experienced in multiple weight loss surgical techniques and methods, including:

  • gastric bypass, including minimally invasive Roux-en-Y bypass
  • gastric banding, including the Lap-Band system
  • sleeve gastrectomy
  • hernia surgery
  • heartburn (GERD) surgery
  • revisional bariatric surgery
  • SmartLipo
  • medically supervised diet and nutrition

As a leading bariatric specialist, Dr. Liu understands the unique issues that confront weight-loss patients before and after losing weight, and he provides supportive care prior to and following surgery to help ensure the best possible short- and long-term results.

After earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu completed his M.D. at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by his residency, internship and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Before opening his current practice, Dr. Liu served as staff surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital; medical director of minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Century City Hospital and Midway/Olympia Hospital; medical director of bariatric surgery at Garden Grove Hospital; and clinical assistant professor of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. For seven years, he has been named a Southern California Super Doctor. He has also held several committee appointments at UCLA and local medical centers.

Dr. Liu is dedicated to offering his patients the most advanced, safest treatment options in a state-of-the-art medical center geared toward providing individualized care and attention. From establishing goals and expectations to learning new eating behaviors and lifestyle habits, Dr. Liu is firmly committed to helping each patient successfully complete their weight-loss journey.

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Dr. Carson Liu is a leading bariatric surgeon in Santa Monica and Tustin, CA, providing patients in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area with top-quality care and individualized attention for weight loss issues. He is a recognized expert in both weight loss surgery and medical weight loss programs, and is experienced in multiple weight loss surgical techniques and methods, including:

As a leading bariatric specialist, Dr. Liu understands the unique issues that confront weight-loss patients before and after losing weight, and he provides supportive care prior to and following surgery to help ensure the best possible short- and long-term results.

After earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu completed his M.D. at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by his residency, internship and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Before opening his current practice, Dr. Liu served as staff surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital; medical director of minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Century City Hospital and Midway/Olympia Hospital; medical director of bariatric surgery at Garden Grove Hospital; and clinical assistant professor of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. For seven years, he has been named a Southern California Super Doctor. He has also held several committee appointments at UCLA and local medical centers.

Dr. Liu is dedicated to offering his patients the most advanced, safest treatment options in a state-of-the-art medical center geared toward providing individualized care and attention. From establishing goals and expectations to learning new eating behaviors and lifestyle habits, Dr. Liu is firmly committed to helping each patient successfully complete their weight-loss journey.


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Juvederm® Voluma Special

Juvederm® Voluma

Our office is proud to offer Juvederm® Voluma, the "liquid facial".

Juvederm® Voluma adds volume to lift dull and sagging skin!

Save $200 on 2cc’s of Voluma. Call our office or book an appointment online for more information!


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ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon Managed Weight Loss System

A powerful solution for mind and body, ORBERA™ combines a clinically tested and proven medical device with your own customized plan and support team to effectively manage weight loss. Dr. Liu is pleased to offer his patients this new and effective weight loss method, which you can read more about here.

The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. Dr. Liu and his team of support experts will then help guide you through a diet and exercise program.

At six months, the balloon is removed and your support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices. They will help you retrain your appetite, adopt new nutritional habits and establish a reasonable exercise routine that will be essential to your long-term success.

To learn more about ORBERA™ gastric balloon procedures, please click here.

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ReShape: The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure

The ReShape Procedure is a new, FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. The ReShapeProcedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40). In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone.1 Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.

With ReShape, two balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach to help you feel less hungry, so you feel satisfied with smaller portions. The balloons are a weight loss jump-start and are only part of the procedure. You also receive a full year of personalized coaching to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living. If you do not want or do not qualify for surgery, the ReShape Procedure may be a good option for you.


Reference:

1. Ponce J, W oodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDUCE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of pr int December 16, 2014]. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014. 12.006.

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Before and After Videos

We're proud to say that we've been able to help many patients in the Santa Monica, Orange County, and the greater Los Angeles, CA area achieve their weight loss goals. Hear what some of our satisfied patients have to say about Dr. Liu and their experience.

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Free Support Group Meeting & Clinic!

On the second Saturday of every month, Dr. Liu hosts a free support group meeting and clinic. Please call our office at 310-208-0474 ext 0 to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Dates:
  • August 13, 2016
  • September 17, 2016
  • October 8, 2016
  • November 12, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
Schedule:
  • Clinic:  9:00am-11:00am
  • Bariatric Support Group:  11:30am-12:30pm (Noon)


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Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Liu is affiliated with the following hospitals and medical centers located in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center
9201 Sunset Blvd, Ste 405
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Beverly Hills Regional Surgery Center
1125 South Beverly Drive, Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90035

St. John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Marina Del Rey Hospital
4650 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Tower Outpatient Therapy
1301 20th St #470
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Advanced Surgical Partners
720 Paularino Ave #100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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New Patient Forms

If you are visiting Dr. Liu for the first time, we invite you to complete our New Patient Forms in the comfort of your home or office. We offer two quick and convenient ways to access these forms online.

Before your appointment, please call the office and we'll email you a personalized link to an electronic form on our secure online platform.

Alternatively, you can access the PDF version by clicking here. Just download and fill out the form, then bring it with you to your appointment.

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Financing Options through Prosper Healthcare Lending

We believe that everyone should be able to get the care they need, which is why we've partnered with Prosper Healthcare Lending - the leading provider of patient financing for weight loss and bariatric surgeries. Prosper Healthcare Lending has worked to become the most trusted name in the business by helping over 300,000 patients secure a combined total of over $5 billion through their lenders. 

Here are just some of the benefits you'll receive with a loan through Prospect Healthcare Lending:

  • Quick, easy and convenient online application accessible 24/7 on your computer, tablet, or mobile device
  • Instant pre-approval that won't affect your credit
  • Loan amounts of up to $100,000
  • Affordable monthly payments with flexible loan schedules of up to 84 months
  • No money down and no collateral needed
  • No retroactive interest
  • No prepayment penalties
  • 100% secure and confidential

Click here to learn more and to start your application.

 

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office accepts all PPO insurance, and we will file the necessary medical claims for our patients. However, please note that we are considered an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies except for Blue Shield of California. We will verify insurance coverage and obtain necessary authorizations on behalf of our patients. Please call our office if you have further questions. We will be glad to answer your questions regarding using your insurance policy for treatment.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • facebook

    "There are no words really...you are saving my life."

    Cher B.
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Liu has always been caring and very thorough in his explanations. He is never short or unwilling to listen to my concerns.”

    Bruce S.
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Liu is a phenomenal weight loss surgeon, who has helped me on my way to a healthy weight loss of 50 pounds and counting. Thank you Dr. Liu!”

    Glendora W.
  • Yelp

    “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Liu and his staff. Thank you for giving me a new beginning.”

    Corrina P.
  • "I want to say thank you very much to Dr. Carson Liu and his staff. You have changed my life."

    Kimberly
  • “Dr. Liu and his staff are nonjudgmental, kind, supportive and loving. Dr. Liu, thank you for everything.”

    Julie
  • Yelp

    “Dr. Carson Liu...Wow! The best comment I can give him is that I would let him work on my two daughters who I love extremely.”

    Chris H.