Surgical Options for

Obesity Management

Barry Sanchez, M.D.


Medical Education

1995-1999  University of Southern California School of Medicine   Los Angeles, CA

MD/Medical Doctor

1988-1992 University of California, Santa Barbara                       Santa Barbara, CA


Honors and Awards

IRCAD Award, Best Fellows Paper, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, 2005

Dean’s Scholar at the University of Southern California – 1999

Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara - 1990

Clinical Training

Fellowship Bariatric Surgery 2004-2005

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Intership/Surgical Residency 1999-2004

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA


  1. Local anesthetic infusion pumps improve postoperative pain after inguinal hernia repair:  a randomized trial.  American Surgeon.  In Print.
  2. Essential techniques for intraoperative composite endograft (CEG) formation in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.  Annals of Vascular Surgery, January 2004.
  3. Cervical spine clearance in blunt trauma: evaluation of a CT based protocol.  Presented at February meeting of The Pacific Coast Surgical Association.  In process of publication.
  4. Detection of hyperdiploid malignant cells in body cavity effusions by fluorescence in situ hybridization on thinprep slides. Cancer; 81(5), 1997.

Additional Professional Education

Trained and Certified Operator of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System  Intuitive Surgical® and Stanford University Medical Center  2004 – present

Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor American College of Surgeons Sponsored          2003 – present

Professional Associations

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons - 2003-present

American College of Surgeons – Candidate - 2001-present

Graduate Medical Education – Surgical Resident Delegate - 2002-present

American Medical Association - 1998-present

California Medical Association - 1998-2001

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity - 1995-1999

Chicano Medical Student Association - 1995-1999

Our surgeons are American Board of Surgery Certified and Members of the Bariatric Surgery Society.