Kamran Samakar, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endobariatrics, Foregut Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 404 , Glendale, CA 91208

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English
About Kamran Samakar, MD

Kamran Samakar, MD, MA, FACS, FASMBS, is a board certified general surgeon in the Division of Upper GI and General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Samakar completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and then went on to complete residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was awarded the Chief Resident of the Year Award. He completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr Samakar also holds an advanced degree in Bioethics and Health Law.

Dr. Samakar's practice includes full spectrum general surgery with an emphasis on bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include obesity, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and hernias. He is actively involved in academic medicine, research, and teaching.

Philosophy of care: Treat every patient as though they are a family member or friend, do my best every time, and always put the patient first.


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Endobariatrics
  • Foregut Surgery
Areas of Focus

Bariatric and Weight-Loss Surgery



Abdominal Wall Hernias

General Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Gastric Cancer

Academic Title
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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