Meet Dr. Owens the Director of Coastal Center for Obesity

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Milton Owens, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S, Medical Director

Dr. Owens is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the United States. To date, he has performed over 8,000 weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric banding procedures. He was the first in Southern California performing sleeve gastrectomy. His Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve technique, developed to minimize heartburn and prevent leaks has been published in the premier journal for weight loss: SOARD. His experience led into expertise in complex revision surgeries, care for seniors and other high risk patients. His management of bariatric patients both pre and post op make him a trusted choice for all patients seeking safe surgery and great outcomes.

Weight Loss Surgery at several locations and Bariatric Centers of Excellence throughout Southern California including Chapman Medical Center - Orange, Tri City Regional Medical Center - Hawaiian Gardens, Surgical Arts of Inland Empire - Rancho Cucamonga, and Torrance Memorial Hospital - Torrance.

 Bio / Curriculum Vitae  (Please click "Bio" or "Curriculum Vitae" to view. )

 

Dr. Owens Recent Research Papers ( a complete list is available here) :

- Understanding Post Op Weight Regain and Revision Surgery (NEW)
- "Inverted Corner" for sleeve gastrectomy A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
- A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
- Results of gastrojejunal anastomotic technique designed to reduce stricture A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
- Size really does matter -- role of gastrojejunostomy in postoperative weight loss  A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
- The Effect of PreoperativeWeight Loss before Gastric Bypass: A Systematic Review A simple method for predicting weight loss in the first year after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
- Obesity Today : Understanding and Management, 2013 OPSC Annual Convention - Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Southern California (Powerpoint)

 

 
LAP-BAND� System ::  This surgeon performed at least 75 LAP-BAND� System procedures last year

This surgeon performed at least
75 LAP-BAND® System procedures last year
LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE� Out of Towner Network :: This surgeon accepts out of town patients who are traveling or have relocated

This surgeon accepts out
of town patients who are traveling or have relocated
LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE� Certified Practice :: This Practice is a Certified LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE� Program practice indicating their expertise and commitment to patient care

This Practice is a Certified
LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE Program practice indicating their expertise and commitment to patient care