Franciscan Center for Weight Management
Haroon P. Anwar, MD
Haroon P. Anwar, MD, a medical director, partners 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: 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 Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, he founded the bariatric surgery program at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Dr. Anwar: qualifications and expertise
- 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
Jefferson Medical College
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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> Haroon P. Anwar, MD
Kevin Clive, MD
Deanna Eisele, RD
Gretchen Hoffman, RD
Troy Houseworth, MD, FACS
Eve Ra, ARNP
Angel Reyes-Villanueva, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM
Kim Smits, ARNP, FNP, CBN
David Swedler, DO
Elizabeth Tobin, PA-C
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