Dr. H. Joseph Naim

Leading technique, proven experience.

With a tireless dedication to helping his patients achieve their weight loss goals and keep the weight off in the long term, Dr. Naim is one of the leading gastric sleeve surgeons in Los Angeles.

  • Dr. Naim is renowned for his attentive care methods
  • His experience in bariatric surgery is robust
  • Dr. Naim has countless gastric sleeve success stories attributed to his name

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Dr. H. Joseph Naim

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, N.Y., 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, N.J., under the direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon Robert E. Brolin, MD.

Subsequently, in 2004, he started his practice in the Los Angeles area. His love in field of surgery and surgical weight loss took him to UCI Medical Center, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery where he was teaching other surgeons in cutting edge surgical techniques. He is an author of multiple scientific articles.

He is a member of Multiple Surgical Societies including American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is a member of Medical Staff in some of the best hospitals in United States including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

His expertise includes Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, and surgical treatment of other Gastro-Intestinal problems like Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

 

Board Certified in General Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery

Member, American College of Surgeons

Member, ASMBS, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Member, IFSO, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery

St. Mary Medical Center at Long Beach, Dignity Health

Accredited Center for Bariatric Surgery by American College of Surgeons (ACS)

and

Southern California Hospital at Culver City, Prospect Medical

Accredited Center for Bariatric Surgery by American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Other Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations:

Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Silver Lake Medical Center, Los Angeles

Soma Surgery Center, Beverly Hills

South Coast Surgery Center, Costa Mesa

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Los Angeles Valley College; Van Nuys, CA
Jan 89- Jul 91
Major in Biology

University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA
Aug 91- Dec 93
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Departmental Honors

Mount Sinai School of Medicine; New York, NY
Aug 94- Apr 98
Medical Degree with distinction in Research

Residency:

General Surgery
PGY I-IV
New York Methodist Hospital; Brooklyn, NY
Cornell University Medical College
07/01/98- 06/30/02
Including: Thoracic, Vascular, Pediatric, Critical Care, Orthopedic, Urology, Gynecology, Plastic, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine

Chief Resident
New York Methodist Hospital; Brooklyn, NY
Cornell University Medical College
07/01/02- 06/30/03

Rotations:

Trauma Surgery
King’s County Hospital; Brooklyn, NY
SUNY Down State Medical Center
04/01/2001- 05/30/2001

Transplant Surgery
Westchester Medical Center; Valhalla, NY
New York Medical College
04/01/2000- 04/30/2000

Burn
New York-Presbyterian Hospital; New York, NY
The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
07/01/2000- 07/30/2000

Cardiac Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital; New York, NY
The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
10/01/1999- 10/31/1999

Fellowship:

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
University Medical Center at Princeton; Princeton, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
07/01/03- 06/30/04

Experience in 300 cases including:

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Open Gastric Bypass

Revision of Gastric Bypass

Lap-Band Placement

Clinical Research & Publications:

1. A. Philippe Chahinian, John P. Mandeli, Harry Gluck, Houshmand Naim, Alvin S. Teirstein, James F. Holland. Effectiveness of Cisplatin, Paclitaxel, and Suramin against Human Malignant Mesothelioma Xenografts in Athymic Nude Mice.
Department of Neoplastic Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Journal of Surgical Oncology. 1998; 67(2):104-111

2. H. Joseph Naim, Bashar Fahoum. Meckel’s Diverticulum.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Applied Radiology. 2002; 31(7): 35-36

3. H. Joseph Naim, Moshe Schein. No operative Management of an Abdominal Nail-Gun Injury.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Surgical Rounds. 2003; 26(4): 185-187

4. Sonal G. Gandhi, Ian K. Komenaka, H. Joseph Naim. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome after Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2003; 48(4): 302-305

5. H. Joseph Naim, Piotr J. Gorecki. Fournier’s Gangrene.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Resident & Staff Physician.2003; 49(1): 43&58

6. H. Joseph Naim, David Korst. VATS for Excision of Mediastinal Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Surgical Rounds 2003; 26(9): 438-440

7. H. Joseph Naim, Robina Smith, Piotr J. Gorecki. Emergent Laparoscopic Reduction of Acute Gastric Volvulus with Anterior Gastropexy.
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Tech. 2003; 13(6): 389-91

8. H. Joseph Naim, Piotr J. Gorecki, Leslie Wise. Early Lap-Band Erosion Associated with Colonic Inflammation: Case Report and review of literature.
Department of Surgery; New York Methodist Hospital
Journal of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2004; 9:102-104

9. H. Joseph Naim, Piotr J. Gorecki. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital
Patient Care. June 2004; 67

10. Ninh T. Nguyen, J. Esteban Varela, Allen Sabio, Joseph Naim, Michael Stamos, Samuel Wilson. Reduction in Prescription Costs after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
The American Surgeon. October 2006; 72:853-856

Society Affiliations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

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