Haroon P. Anwar, MD: Bariatric Surgeon

Haroon P. Anwar, MDHaroon P. Anwar, MD, is the medical director of Franciscan Center for Weight Management. His philosophy is to partner with each of his patients to balance holistic—diet, exercise, yoga—and surgical solutions with the goal of living a full, active life.

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon: Dr. Haroon P. Anwar

Dr. Anwar is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Trained in surgical critical care and both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted gastrointestinal surgical procedures, Dr. Anwar was a clinical instructor for surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining CHI Franciscan Health, he founded the bariatric surgery program at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Dr. Anwar: qualifications and expertise

Board Certifications

  • General surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Areas of expertise

  • Robotic gastric bypass
  • Robotic sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)
  • Robotic duodenal switch
  • Robotic and laparoscopic bariatric revisions
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP-BAND)
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery

Medical Degree

AnwarJefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency and Fellowship

University of California Medical Center
San Francisco, California

View the Franciscan Center for Weight Management videos to hear Dr. Anwar talk about his philosophy of care and the types of surgeries he performs.

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