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Meet Your Bariatric Surgeons for Weight-Loss Surgery

Each member of the Laparoscopic Associates team is an experienced surgeon with a compassionate approach to patient care and a proven commitment to laparoscopic advancement. We look forward to meeting you, and invite you to view our detailed credentials or contact us with your weight-loss surgery questions and concerns.

Your Bariatric Surgeon for Weight-Loss Surgery:
Dr. Paul T. Cirangle

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), Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery (surgery of the pancreas, liver, spleen, and adrenal gland), Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery (surgery of the gallbladder and bile ducts), Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Exposure for Spine Fusion/Disc Removal. He has authored numerous original articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Cirangle is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), International College of Surgeons (ICS) and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He is also a member of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and serves as Chairman of the Public Information Committee for that society. He 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 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. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery. His practice is currently limited exclusively to Minimally Invasive, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery.

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Dr. Cirangle is the only Center of Excellence surgeon in the United States practicing in both Hawaii and California.

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