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Danny Shouhed, MD

Dr. Shouhed is a nationally renowned, board-certified minimally invasive weight loss 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 Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Providence Saint John’s Hospital.

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Excellence in Training and Recognition

While at Cedars Sinai, he trained with some of the most reputable surgeons in the country, where he developed his passion for minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract. While in residency, Dr. Shouhed was awarded a nationally recognized Excellence in Research Award by the American College of Surgeons. He was also awarded the Teaching Award as a chief resident and was named the administrative chief resident in his last year of surgical residency training. He then went on to complete fellowship training in Metabolic (Bariatric), Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, who along with Cedars Sinai, developed the first two Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship programs in the country in 1993.

Dr. Shouhed's Leadership and Expertise at Cedars Sinai

Dr. Shouhed was immediately recruited back to join the division of Minimally Invasive GI Surgery at Cedars Sinai Hospital, ranked the #2 GI surgery program in the United States. He has been appointed Associate Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program as well as the Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Adrenal Program at Cedars Sinai. He has also been appointed the Director of the Robotic Catalyst program at Cedars Sinai, aimed at mentoring other academic institutions to enhance or create their robotic program and training curriculum for residents. Dr. Shouhed quickly gained experience in performing primary and revisional surgeries in bariatric, gastrointestinal and general surgery. His expertise in robotic surgery has culminated in becoming the highest volume robotic surgeon at Cedars Sinai. He travels across the country to train other attending surgeons in robotic surgery as well as joining other faculty across the nation to teach courses in robotic surgery to residents, fellows and attending surgeons.

Dr. Shouhed’s contribution to Research

Dr. Shouhed has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters, including multiple articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Surgery specialty journal, JACS (Journal of the American College of Surgeons), and other reputable journals. He has presented his work and been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences and meetings. He is a member of multiple nationally recognized committees centered around robotic, bariatric and foregut surgery, tasked with establishing standards and guidelines related to bariatric and foregut surgery.

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Philosophy and Unique Approach to Care

Dr. Shouhed truly believes each and every patient is an extension of his own family. The success and health of his patients is more important than anything else. His compassion, combined with his meticulous approach and relentless determination to achieve a successful operation each time, has resulted in providing the best possible outcomes for his patients. His thoroughness and gift of paying attention to every single detail has enabled him to provide outstanding results for his patients. Many of his patients come to him for corrective surgery or complex operations that are too challenging for others to undertake. His vast experience taking care of complicated cases has helped him to provide a successful outcome the first time around.

More than his technical expertise, Dr. Shouhed understands the disease process, enabling him to educate and guide his patients through the decision-making process. Dr. Shouhed believes education is one of the most important components of each patient's visit and spends the majority of each consultation explaining the patient’s condition and options. The art of surgery starts with the first meeting with the patient to the long-term follow-up years later. His patients love him for his honesty, explaining all the different surgical and non-surgical options and providing each patient with accurate expectations. He only operates on patients that he believes he can help and will be the first to tell a patient if surgery is not the right approach. He is extremely passionate about what he does and greatly values the privilege to care for each of his patients.


Positions and Honors

Marquis Who’s Who List


Super Doctors Rising Stars


Resident Teaching Award—Los Angeles, CA


Clinical Scholars Program—Los Angeles, CA (CSMC)


UCSD School of Medicine Regent Scholarship—La Jolla, CA


Phi Beta Kappa—Los Angeles, CA


Honors Program Physiological Sciences—Los Angeles, CA


AmeriCorps Community Service Scholarship—Los Angeles, CA


Dean’s Honor List—Los Angeles, CA


Certificate of Merit, Music Teaching Assoc of CA—Los Angeles, CA

Patient Reviews

See What Our Patients Say About MALS Surgery With Dr. Danny Shouhed, MD

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.

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Discover the inspiring testimonials from some of our valued patients as they candidly share their experiences and achievements following their life changing surgery performed by the highly skilled and compassionate Dr. Danny Shouhed. Witness the huge impact these individuals have encountered on their weight loss journey and envision the possibility of achieving similar success for yourself through the expert guidance and care provided by Dr. Shouhed.

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