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Walnut Creek, California 94596
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Paul T. Cirangle, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified surgeon who has fellowship training in minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Cirangle has performed successful bariatric surgeries for more than 10 years and has earned a reputation as a weight loss surgery expert. As a testament to his surgical skills and expertise, he has been invited to lecture at various institutions in the United States and around the world. Dr. Cirangle's California bariatric surgery practice, Laparoscopic Associates, has been named a "Center of Excellence" by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He practices at a Blue Cross designated "Center of Expertise." Laparoscopic Associates has also been ranked "Number One" in California by HealthGrades, a leading, independent healthcare ratings company.
Dr. Cirangle specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, which promotes faster recovery and less pain than traditional weight loss surgery. Dr. Cirangle is an expert in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, StomaphyX, EsophyX, Lap Band and Realize Band surgeries. He is also skilled in the advanced duodenal switch and vertical gastrectomy / gastroplasty methods of bariatric surgery. Dr. Cirangle takes pride in offering a comprehensive weight loss program that includes post-operative patient support groups, obesity surgery seminars and online patient forums.
To schedule a private consultation and find out how weight loss surgery may be able to change your life, contact Laparoscopic Associates at (888) 412-2003.
"Dr. Cirangle is wonderful! He's very kind, caring and knowledgeable about bariatric surgery. He made sure that I was comfortable about my choice with a RNY. I couldn't have chosen a better surgeon! I'm very grateful to have had him as my doctor. His office staff was professional, timely, courteous and caring! I was approved within 4wks of my initial visit. I was quite impressed. I would recommend Dr. Cirangle and his associates to everyone who wanted bariatric surgery because they really care about their patients and their well-being!" Tamar
"My first impression of Dr. Cirangle was excellent. He was very friendly and very up-front about everything having to do with the surgery. He went out of his way to meet with me and my family and talked with us for over 2 hours answering all our questions. His office is the best office I have ever been to. They are extremely friendly and answer any and all questions that you may have. Every time we talked or met, he always asked if I understood everything and if I had any more questions. He is always open to questions. Overall I would rate him excellent. He is wonderful." Anonymous
"Dr. Cirangle is skilled and compassionate. His staff is extremely helpful and courteous. He strongly emphasizes two years of aftercare. His aftercare program is structured. He was very candid about risks and requires his patients to read, acknowledge, and initial each risk and outcome that could result from the surgery. Dr. Cirangle is a10 out of 10. Dr. Cirangle is not only surgically competent, his bedside manner is outstanding." Anonymous
"Dr. Paul Cirangle is a very caring person; easy to talk to, eager to provide all the information you need to make a decision. My impressions only got better over time. Dr. Cirangle is a very accomplished laparoscopic surgeon and followed up my surgery with 2 visits at the hospital and a telephone call the day after I returned home. Aftercare is completely laid out in a post-operative manual that everyone receives, tailored to the type of surgery you have had. All the risks of the surgery were spelled out specifically in a separate document and reviewed one by one. I would have to give him an A+ for surgical competence and bedside manner." Anonymous
Paul T. Cirangle, MD, FACS, FASMBS, was awarded his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he was the recipient of a full scholarship for academic excellence. He then attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD, where he graduated in the top of his class. His surgical training was completed at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Cirangle is a pioneer and thought leader in the field of laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He has been invited to speak and present his work both in the United States and internationally. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic bariatric surgery (surgery for the treatment of obesity), laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery (surgery of the esophagus, stomach, colon and intestine). He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.
Dr. Cirangle is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the International College of Surgeons (ICS) and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and serves as Chairman of the Public Information Committee for this society. Dr. Cirangle holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Dr. Cirangle has the privilege of practicing in Hawaii as well as in the Bay Area. He is currently the Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii and the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Hawaii and the Pacific.
Dr. Cirangle's practice is currently limited exclusively to minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.