Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Kamran Samakar

Kamran Samakar

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery;Program Director, Keck Hospital Bariatric Surgery
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted groin hernia repair J Robot Surg. 2020 Aug 10. . View in PubMed

Effects of smoking on bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction Surg Endosc. 2020 Jul 22. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopy as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modality for Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Etiology: A Literature Review J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:222-230. . View in PubMed

Management of lateral abdominal hernias Hernia. 2020 04; 24(2):353-358. . View in PubMed

Efficacy of Laparoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Origin Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1104-1107. . View in PubMed

Removing the magnetic sphincter augmentation device: operative management and outcomes Surg Endosc. 2019 08; 33(8):2663-2669. . View in PubMed

Routine esophageal manometry is not useful in patients with normal videoesophagram Surg Endosc. 2019 05; 33(5):1650-1653. . View in PubMed

Minimal versus obligatory dissection of the diaphragmatic hiatus during magnetic sphincter augmentation surgery Surg Endosc. 2019 03; 33(3):782-788. . View in PubMed

Regression of intestinal metaplasia following magnetic sphincter augmentation device placement Surg Endosc. 2019 02; 33(2):576-579. . View in PubMed

Videoesophagography versus Endoscopy for Prediction of Intraoperative Hiatal Hernia Size Am Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 84(3):387-391. . View in PubMed

Anatomical Basis of the Gastroepiploic Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: A Radiographic Evaluation Using Computed Tomographic Angiography Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 10; 142(4):1046-1052. . View in PubMed

Hiatal hernia recurrence following magnetic sphincter augmentation and posterior cruroplasty: intermediate-term outcomes Surg Endosc. 2018 07; 32(7):3374-3379. . View in PubMed

Gastric cancer in the young: An advanced disease with poor prognostic features J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar; 115(4):371-375. . View in PubMed

Efficacy of magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernias Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2096-2102. . View in PubMed

Safety and efficacy of single-stage conversion of failed adjustable gastric band to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-control study Surg Endosc. 2016 12; 30(12):5453-5458. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):61-6. . View in PubMed

Erratum to: The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):67. . View in PubMed

Asymptomatic ruptured giant popliteal aneurysm J Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1090. . View in PubMed

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