About Us

Bariatric Surgery in Thousand Oaks, Northridge, and the greater Los Angeles area

Founded in 2012 by board-certified general and bariatric surgeon Amir Mehran, MD, FACS, FASMBS, University Bariatrics is an exemplary bariatric and general surgery center in Thousand Oaks, California. The practice focuses on collaboration with patients as they journey toward better health. 

The name University Bariatrics reflects Dr. Mehran’s ambition to combine the integrity and values of his successful academic career with a new focus on serving his local community through private practice. University Bariatrics believes in patient empowerment, commitment, ongoing communication, and transparency. These principles are fundamental to the core of our practice.

In a field inundated with quick fixes and flashy sales pitches, University Bariatrics has consistently distinguished itself from the other programs through an unwavering commitment to the three fundamental pillars of a successful weight-loss surgery: patient education, patient preparation, and patient safety. University Bariatrics does not adhere to a “mill mentality;” instead, Dr. Mehran directly handles the surgical care one-on-one and at all levels. 

Dr. Mehran excels in modern bariatric surgery techniques of revisional bariatric surgery, Lap-Band® revision, sleeve gastrectomy, and general surgery. He manages all aspects of patient care, including the critical postoperative period, to ensure successful procedures and happy patients. 

At University Bariatrics, your scheduled appointments are yours, not rushed, and always with the surgeon. It’s not with a physician extender, nor is it shared with others or minimized by tens of patients crammed into one day. The staffing is streamlined to reduce multiple intervening layers; the practice knows that their responsibility is to you alone. By being in-network with nearly all major health plans, the practice is financially transparent, with no program fees or other hidden charges. 

With patient well-being as the top goal, University Bariatrics only utilizes Tier-1 Major Accredited hospitals with 24-hour, seven-days-a-week availability of all services. This dedication to outstanding individual care and safety is why patients have consistently made University Bariatrics their practice of choice. Call the office or book an appointment online to start working with University Bariatrics today.

University Bariatrics