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Super Doctors
Dr. Carson Liu is a top 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.

ESG has become a recognized procedure and Dr. Carson Liu is proud to have participated in ESGs for the past four years.

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Bariatric Fusion

The convenient and affordable way to receive the highest quality nutrition before and after weight loss surgery.


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


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, Health Net, St. John's Physician Partners, and Prospect IPA. 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. 

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