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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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Now Offering the 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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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:
  • September 12, 2015

Schedule:
  • Clinic:  9:00am-11:00am
  • Bariatric Support Group:  11:00am-12:00pm (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

Olympia Medical Center
5900 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

Westside Multispecialty Surgery Center
10921 Wilshire Blvd. #1114
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

Crown Valley Surgical Center
26921 Crown Valley Pkwy #110
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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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

We accept mainly PPO plans, including MPI/SAG/AFTRA PPO, along with Medicare and some third paty government insurance through the ACA. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. 

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    “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.
  • 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