Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
There's a new staff surgeon at Marina Del Rey Hospital. Her mission: to join the fight against obesity and help patients achieve fitness victory.
Dr. Monali Misra has joined the team at L.A. Bariatrics, the surgical weight-loss unit at Marina Del Rey Hospital. She has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and health care administration, as well as a superb personal touch with patients. Dr. Misra will also contribute to L.A. Bariatrics her expertise in ultra-modern single-incision surgery procedures.
“It's a pleasure to work here,” Dr. Misra said. “These people care so much about helping people improve their health and their lives. That's all I've wanted to do since I got into this field, so I think it's a great fit. I'm already enjoying seeing our patients make progress.”
Dr. Misra is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and weight loss surgery. A former assistant professor of surgery at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Misra co-founded and directed the first multidisciplinary outpatient weight-loss program in Canada.
At that center, the Canadian institute of Bariatric Options, and in the following stages of her career, Dr. Misra has performed thousands of weight loss procedures including adjustable gastric banding (the “lap band”), gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric imbrication (also called gastric plication), combination procedures, and revisional surgeries. She is a pioneer in the use of a single-incision surgical system called Spider, which is even less invasive than traditional laparoscopic surgery.
“Dr. Misra is the right fit for our program,” said Dr. Jeremy Korman, L.A. Bariatrics' medical director and chief bariatric surgeon. “She has incredible skills, she knows the latest innovations in surgical weight loss, she's wonderful with patients, she's always looking to teach and to learn. Our practice is going to go far with her in it.”
Dr. Monali Misra was educated at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She completed her general surgery residency at McMaster University, where she was named chief resident in the final year. She has also completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Dr. Misra is a fellow at the American College of Surgeons and at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada. She is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and of the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
About Marina Del Rey Hospital
Marina Del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles is a boutique surgical hospital focusing on bariatric, spine, orthopedic, and minimally invasive surgery. The multidisciplinary medical team at L.A. Bariatrics, the bariatric surgery program at Marina Del Rey Hospital, offers patients excellent care. As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, this weight loss center meets high standards for experience in bariatric procedures and inpatient care.
About L.A. Bariatrics
L.A. Bariatrics, located at Marina Del Rey Hospital, is certified by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, confirming that its staff has extensive, specialized experience and that the facility has passed rigorous inspections. The L.A. Bariatrics team combines exceptional surgical outcomes with nutritional, psychosocial and exercise support for all patients within the program.