Haroon P. Anwar, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

Haroon P. Anwar, MDHaroon P. Anwar, MD is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. Trained in both laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgical procedures, and in surgical critical care, Dr. Anwar is a former clinical instructor for surgery at the University of California-San Francisco. Prior to joining Franciscan, he founded the bariatric surgery program at Palo Alto Medical Clinic. Dr. Anwar’s philosophy is to partner with each of his patients to balance holistic (diet, exercise, yoga, etc.) and surgical solutions with the ultimate goal of living a full, active life. Dr. Anwar also serves as the medical director for the Franciscan Center for Weight Management.

Medical Degree

Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

General surgery
Surgical critical care


University of California Medical Center
San Francisco, CA


University of California Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Areas of Expertise

  • Bariatric revisions (laparoscopic)
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery

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