Experience Precision and Minimized Risks with Dr. Danny Shouhed
Dr. Shouhed is the leader in robotic bariatric and foregut surgery. Dr. Shouhed’s mission is to provide exceptional outcomes for patients through comprehensive care while advancing the field of surgery through innovation, education and research. The digestive and metabolic systems are extremely complex and intertwined throughout the abdominal cavity. Any treatments or surgeries involving the digestive tracts and connected organs must be carefully planned and executed to minimize risks and improve the outcome of the procedure.
Based in Los Angeles, Dr. Shouhed is one of the top GI and bariatric surgeons in the United States, specializing in using robotic technology and minimally-invasive techniques to perform precise and complex surgical procedures. Using these advanced methods can reduce risks and recovery time for our patients, in addition to improving surgical outcomes.
Dr. Shouhed is a nationally renowned, board-certified minimally invasive surgeon with expertise in Robotic Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Complex General Surgery. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Human Physiology. Dr. Shouhed earned early recognition, a Phi Beta Kappa induction, and a near-perfect MCAT score, which secured him a place at UCSD School of Medicine with the highest merit-based scholarship. Dr. Shouhed completed his general surgery residency training at Cedars Sinai (#2 Hospital in the country), where he graduated as Administrative Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the first fellowship in the country, where he focused on minimally invasive bariatric, foregut and complex general surgery. Dr. Shouhed is also the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Providence Saint John’s Hospital.
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) is a rare, under-diagnosed condition causing chronic upper abdominal pain due to compression of the celiac artery and nerves. MALS surgery offers a long-lasting solution to relieve the symptoms of MALS.
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare condition where the small intestine becomes compressed between the abdominal aorta and the overlying superior mesenteric artery. Lasting treatment may involve complex surgical intervention.
When stomach acid irritates the lining of the esophagus, it can cause discomfort in the lower chest known as heartburn. When heartburn becomes chronic, you may have a more serious stomach or esophagus problem. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers advanced treatment for heartburn and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) at our clinic in Los Angeles.
Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective tools to fight obesity. The gastric sleeve, or a sleeve gastrectomy, has become the most requested and performed bariatric surgery in the U.S. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with outstanding success performing minimally-invasive sleeve gastrectomy.
For patients who have not achieved the desired results from a previous weight loss surgery or have experienced complications, Dr. Shouhed offers customized bariatric revision surgery to modify or correct previous weight loss surgeries. He aims to enhance weight loss and improve overall health outcomes for patients.
The gallbladder is prone to multiple disorders that can cause disruption of bile delivery and result in serious digestive complications. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board-certified GI surgeon that offers effective treatment for gallbladder diseases at our medical clinics in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Robotic surgery is surgery using an extremely precise surgical tool that allows for increased accuracy and less risk during intricate surgeries. The robotic revolution in general surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries in small spaces with improved results. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is one of the top robotic general surgeons in the country with extensive experience in this advanced field of surgical technology.
In robotic surgery, all movements are controlled by the surgeon. The robotic arms are just an extension of the surgeon’s hands, reaching small, tight spaces that are difficult to navigate with the human hand. The robotic system also includes software that incorporates imaging to enhance accuracy during the procedure while reducing damage to the surrounding tissue. While this technology offers many advantages to patients, it requires extensive training and practice to gain the skills to use in surgical procedures.
Fellowship training in Metabolic (Bariatric), Endocrine, and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital
Prolific researcher, with over 40 published peer-reviewed articles and chapters in reputable journals, focusing on topics related to bariatric and foregut surgery.
Actively involved in several committees dedicated to setting standards and guidelines for robotic, bariatric, and foregut surgery.
Member of the Minimally Invasive GI Surgery division at Cedars Sinai, which is ranked as the #2 GI Surgery program in the United States
Sought-after speaker at national and international conferences
Active Board member of several national conferences and Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Providence Saint John’s Hospital.
Highest volume robotic surgeon at Cedars Sinai
Dr. Shouhed is truly an exceptional professional who has redefined my perception of healthcare. His mastery of the field is evident through his clear, thoughtful explanations and his capacity to handle complex health situations with immense skill. What sets him apart is his empathetic approach and personal dedication that he invests in his patients. Dr. Shouhed went above and beyond in addressing my concerns, making me feel comfortable, heard, and most importantly, confident in my treatment plan. I'm tremendously grateful for his service and I unequivocally recommend Dr. Shouhed for anyone seeking top-tier medical care.