About Us

Our group of highly regarded professionals has extensive experience in surgery and its related health care.

Samuel Kashani, MD is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. He has an extensive background in bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal, hernia and cancer surgery. His expertise includes using minimally invasive Single Port technigues laparoscopically in any of the above surgeries as well as weight loss procedures performed at the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Dr. Kashani's serves as the current Chief of Surgery at Sherman Oaks Hospital, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Nursing, is a general surgeon at Wound Care Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and has been running his own private practice since 2008 on the Westside and San Fernando Valley.

Dr. Kashani completed his Doctor of Medicine as well as a Master of Science degree (Applied Physiology) at Rosalind Franklin University in 2002. He then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at UCSF – East Bay Surgery Program, when he volunteered at the Guatemala Surgical Mission. He also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery at Cedars– Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kashani is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Samuel Kashani has authored publications in various fields. His research areas of interest include the appendicitis incidence among Hispanics in Chicago and Jewish medical ethics on Euthanasia.

About Advanced Surgical Solutions

Each surgeon, physician, nurse, nutritionist and assistant at Advanced Surgical Solutions has been carefully selected for excellence in his or her respective field of practice.

Renowned doctors

Our group of highly regarded professionals has extensive experience in surgery and its related health care. Many of our doctors have written surgical articles, books and training manuals. Some have also appeared on television shows, where they shared helpful information about general and specialized surgeries, and other medical topics.

Top-notch facilities

The Advanced Surgical Solutions center offers comfortable, tastefully decorated exam rooms and waiting areas to make you feel right at home. Surgical rooms boast state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are comparable to any top-rated hospital. Recovery rooms provide optimum privacy and comfort for you and your family members.

What our weight-loss patients are saying

Obesity (defined as a body mass index over 30) is a serious problem affecting almost 36 percent of American adults. It should come as no surprise that weight-loss surgery is in high demand and has become a big business.

As a patient, you must do your homework. Weight-loss surgery is a major undertaking that should be considered carefully. Like any surgery, it comes with possible risks and complications. And you must beware of surgeons out there who are not qualified to perform bariatric surgery.

With your health in mind, we encourage you to research the qualifications of potential surgeons, learn as much as you can about the surgery and what to expect afterward, and connect with other people who have had bariatric surgery.

To help you do your homework, our website includes photos and videos on our Success Stories (add link) page that show actual patients after their weight-loss surgery. Read their success stories and testimonials, and check out our FAQs. Bring your questions when you schedule an appointment. We want you to be as informed as you can be before making the decision to move forward with weight-loss surgery.