My experience when I met with doctor Nazarian.  Is that he was very nice. And talking with him he answered all my questions I had for him it been 2 years. Since I been going to visit my bariatric surgeon and on October 16th 2019 I had my gastrostomy sleeve surgery which was a great success even after the surgery my doctor did come and talk to me and explain to me on how everything went and how was I feeling big number one for me is he was concerned on my well-being I’ve already lost 15 lb and I went to see my doctor today I’m very proud of my accomplishment but most of all I’m proud that I made the right decision on to making my life healthy lifestyle change. I’m sure my journey is going to take time but it will be a great progress and I want to say if you are looking to have surgery or have trouble losing weight definitely Dr nazarian is the great doctor to go to to answer all your questions and to help you with your weight loss Journey like he did with me.

Akita j

The first couple of weeks before and after my gastric bypass surgery, I asked myself why did I do this? But here I am 7 months later and I’m so happy and satisfied that I did it. Dr. Nazarian is so kind and a great surgeon, I had no complications at all and he answered all my questions and his staff, especially Cathy, I bombarded her with questions and she never complained. My surgery was such a huge success, my sleep apnea is completely gone, I’ve changed my entire eating habits and I feel better than I ever did. I have lost 85 lbs in 7 months and it is great.


I’ve been a patient here for about 8 months now. I’ll start with the Office itself since this is what you’d see first.
The office- The front office is small but very clean. Since I’ve never had more than a 10min wait. It doesn’t really matter how small, since you don’t spend much time there.

The Staff- Cathy, Jessica and there’s another lady that I can’t think of her name at the moment, but they are all awesome! Friendly, professional and kind. I had 1 million questions. They never ever made feel stupid for asking anything. In the 6 months it took me to get approved, I called a few times spazzing out about something, and they were always able to answer my question, calm my fears while being very truthful with their answers.

Dr. Nazarian- He’s a man of few words. But he’ll answer any questions you have, no matter how silly or serious they may be. He’ll always give you the gentle push you need to get your weight loss in order. He never rushed through our appts, and he made sure he had answered every question i had.

I would recommend Dr. Nazarian over and over again. Him and his team are amazing and will make sure you get exactly what you need, when you need it.

Penny H.

I’ve had a couple of surgeries preformed by Dr. Nazarian and not because anything went wrong with either one of them, but because the first one went so well, I knew I wanted to stick to him. Dr. Nazarian is an extremely knowledgeable doctor with only the best intentions for his patient. He has great work ethics and the best bed side manners a patient could ask for. He is not only professional in what he does, but he takes the time with you to explain what he will be doing and what the outcome will be. I’ve never had a doctor be by my side, early in the morning the day after the procedure. He encourages you to get up and get strong and always with a smile on his face. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Nazarian for being there for my family and I every step of the way.

Dr. Nazarian has a new office with an amazing staff. Cathy is someone who goes to bat for you with the insurance company to make sure you’re covered. They are all very friendly and make sure the patient is in and out of their clean and friendly office. Thank you again for the follow up and the great experience!

Maggie P.

Dr. Nazarian has changed my life. At my highest weight, I weighed 570lbs, and today I weighed in at 248lbs! From my very first consult appointment with Dr. Nazarian, to today’s one year post-op follow-up appointment, every experience with the doctor and his team has been amazing. He is very kind, patient, and willing to answer questions or listen to any concerns you may have. The RNY was my very first surgery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon! The office staff and nursing assistants are all super friendly and supportive. Every time I go into the office they are always very kind and supportive. I highly recommend Dr. Nazarian as a gifted and extremely skilled surgeon!! Best decision of my life!

Teresa P.

I absolutely love Dr. Nazarian. He is a very pleasant person, very encouraging and made me feel relaxed even though I was scared out of my mind when I had gastric bypass. Even after I had complications and had to go back under he took good care of me. He always answered all my questions and would text back when I needed help. I owe him my life. Because of him I get a second chance to live healthy and happy. His staff is amazing all 3 ladies very helpful and answered all my questions, yes I bugged so much but thank you for being patient with mr ladies. All 3 so nice. The young lady blonde hair with accent(sorry I don’t remember names) thank you so much for being so caring when I was nervous about my drain tube cleaning was painful a bit but she made me feel a better with her caring way. Thanks all of you guys so much.

Nessa C.

Nazzarian is a very generous and nice man he’s been my doctor since 2012 and I have no complaints just on the manager

Shaneka W.

Very knowledgeable doctor. The previous review from 2011 must have been before the makeover at the office. The office is very clean and updated with their remodel. The doctor was late a couple times but that is because this doctor will take the time to speak with you and explain stuff to you. You’re going to appreciate that if you go see this physician.

So it’s been about two years since the Sleeve surgery. I can honestly say that I NEVER feel hungry. I’m not sure how others have felt after the sleeve surgery, but I cannot believe anyone ever gains weight after the procedure. I’m not sure how or what the doc did differently with me, but I can honestly say that I NEVER feel hungry.

Bryan A.

Very friendly staff (besides filling out paperword only 5 mins of wait time) and Dr. Nazarian gave my friend his full attention during her consultation- no cameo appearance from any cell phone. Sincerly, a friend of an actual patient.

Shelly H.



Patient Stories

M.S., Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
I like Dr. Nazarian. He answered all my questions. His office staff helped me get approved in less than two weeks and surgery was schedualed about four weeks later. No complications with the surgery. I moved from California to Mississippi shortly after my surgery and so all my follow up care was done with my new primary care doc.

My first impression was Dr. Nazarian was a very caring doctor. Never changed only was more impressed and knew, by the time I left I will always sing his praises for the rest of my life. Future patients need to know he is an EXCELLENT AND CARING DOCTOR and you will be in qualified hands, He enforces that you stick to after care. I traveled from Jacksonville, FL to have my surgery, and it was worth it all, as far as i am concerned. He totally explained the surgery risk completely even answered questions I did not ask. I will not rate him on a scale as he is Wonderful, came by to see me everyday, wonderful hospital staff and I only had to buzz the nurse once (now that’s service). BEDSIDE AND SURGICAL COMPETANCE ARE EXCELLENT

I met Dr. Nazarian on 07/19/08, he is a great doctor, and I am looking forward to having my sugery with him. He is very understanding and patient. His surgery coordinator is excellent. He helps you along the way, even with the approval from the insurance. I’m currently undergoing paperwork and will be requesting approval from United Health Care soon. Overall these are great people to work with and are very interested in making their patients feel like they are not alone on this journey.

Dr Nazarian was very comforting he was willing to listen and answer any questions I had.

Dr. Nazarian was the best! I really can’t put in words what this man means to me. He helped me begin my journey and I can honestly say that he would be so proud of me after 5 years. I say this because he takes care of you as a father would. Thank you Dr. Nazarian!!!

Paul & Mary Sannes

Both my wife Mary and I had gastric bypass in early 2005 changing both our lives. This is something I have wanted to say for a long time. Thank you for saving my life! Not once, but twice! The first time we met you in late 2004 I was close to 280lbs suffering from sleep apnea, esophageal reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and my snoring was unbearable for the family. Mary’s condition was similar to mine. To this day she won’t tell me her weight at that time so I can’t comment. We tried dieting, weight loss prescriptions and exercising. I also endured comments from peers and those around about my weight. I was 5’ 7” and weighing over 280lbs at that time, being self-conscious about it was difficult to say the least. My surgery was at the end of January and Mary’s was at the end of March 2005. I weighed in at 283lbs the day before, something I will remember the rest of my life! I feel that my surgery went well and was back to work in a short time and then I was able to help Mary through her surgery. We diligently followed our new diet and the weight disappeared over the next year. We changed our diets after surgery and have pretty much stayed the same since then eating healthy foods. I weighed in this morning at 150lbs! Eight years after my surgery! Mary still won’t tell me her weight but she sure looks good! I have to tell you, I no longer snore or wake up gasping for air and all of my blood work levels are good. Mary is very healthy too.  People around me no longer make comments about my weight and seem to treat me different than when I was a heavy man. My self-esteem and confidence have risen to a high comfortable level and I can see it in my wife too. I was saved from an overweight, depressed life that was only getting worse. I recommend Dr. Nazarian to everyone I speak with about my experience with weight loss, as does Mary. Thank you and your team for the high level of care and support over the last eight plus years from the both of us!

The second time you saved my life was just over four years ago, January 2, 2009. Unrelated to my gastric bypass, I nearly lost my life due to adhesions cutting off blood supply. Thankfully my wife called you and put me in your care. I literally was within minutes of losing my life, but with your God given gift you skillfully knew what to do. To this day I still get teary eyed thinking about it. I will always hold you dear to my heart as a friend and my Doctor! You Sir are my Guardian Angel!

Kristen M. Seefeld
The decision to have gastric bypass surgery was an easy decision for me.  I knew many people who successfully used the surgery to regain their health and their life. As prepared as I was, understanding the diet changes, the physical changes, the hormonal changes, I really had no idea the challenges and rewards that lye ahead. I was 229 lbs on surgery day. I am 5 ft. 0 inches. My surgery was January 23, 2011. I was about to be 31. I had 3 healthy children and I was getting married in 10 months. I had to struggle with the insurance to get it approved. I had to go to nutritional classes. My first day of class I remember thinking… ” I could teach this class I know so much about this surgery and your diet.” Man I couldn’t have been more wrong. I learned so much from those classes. I really attribute my success with the surgery because of the information I learned and utilized in those classes. It is a daily choice to eat healthy. A choice that I used to cry over, and gag over; like the first time I ate Greek yogurt. For weeks I would gag and my stomach would curl but I would force that yogurt down because I was determined to lose that 15 lbs before surgery. Greek yogurt is now one of my most favorite foods. you read correctly, foods, not snacks… but a complete meal. Enough protein, balanced carbs, perfect portions. Quinoa is not only fun to say but it is delicious, Tofu, I love in a recipe, and as long as I ignore the texture I love it in my soups. I no longer eat food to feel good, to feel bad, to do anything other than what it is intended for… nourish my body. Sure I have the occasional treat. If I keep it to a 1/2 bite of something sweet I won’t get sick, but anymore than that and I am down for the count for a good 1/2 hour. I am ok with that. Like I said, it is a daily decision and one I am glad to get a little help with especially during girl scout cookie time, and xmas bake sales. I was a size 22 for the last 3 months leading up to my surgery. I am now a size 0. I weigh 104 lbs. I am now 1/2 the woman I used to be and thankful everyday for being able to have the surgery. It is the small things in life that only a large person knows to appreciate. Bending over without holding your breath, cleaning yourself unassisted, running to take cover in the rain without giving up a lung to get there… playing with your kids, any where they want, however they want. I have no restrictions in my life because I work hard everyday to take care of myself. I don’t feel deprived, I don’t feel insecure I feel for the first time in a decade that the girl I see in the mirror is actually me and man I missed her smile.

Losing 125 lbs. has had an impact on my skin. Given the circumstances, I have minimal excess skin. My routine may or may not have anything to do with that. I use Nivea crème whenever possible. I use coconut oil after showers. I use the “weight trimming” belt (as if that ever worked) I use it around my chest and tummy and I feel it helps to shrink my excess skin. I do plan on having surgery to remove the skin on my stomach and rear. I may elect for a breast augmentation at some point but for now I am enjoying having a small (really small) chest. From a 42DD+ (I was always too embarrassed to get measured officially) to a 32A. I have no pain, no back aches, and I love it!

Thank you Dr. Nazarian. You have done so much for my family. The life that my husband and I have, our relationship, both physical and emotional would not have been possible without you. How you have changed the lives of his sisters Cheryl and Amy, and parents Robin and Ed, as well as my own sister Megan is immeasurable. We are forever grateful to you and your staff for giving us all the tools necessary to make our surgeries a positive turning point in our lives. WE LOVE YOU!