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Our Practice

It is our philosophy that modern surgery should be safe, patient-centered, and innovative. We believe that healthcare delivery can be most effective when delivered compassionately and efficiently. For nearly 30 years we have been the premier surgical practice in San Jose, California, offering a variety of advanced surgical solutions including surgery for various types of abdominal wall hernias. We are dedicated to continuing our rich tradition.

Due to the unique mix of our superior surgical results, and compassionate and friendly service, our laparoscopic surgery program has emerged as the fastest growing minimally invasive surgery program in the Greater San Francisco Bay area since 2008. In recognition of our superior standards, we have received all major designations of excellence including 5-star rating by Healthgrades, Aexcel® status by Aetna®, 3-Star top quality designation by Cigna®, Center of Excellence designation by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and most importantly the Patient Choice Award by

We are proud to provide patients access to several area surgery centers that are recognized for their highly equipped operating rooms and their personalized service. Patients undergoing hernia surgery enjoy easy access and efficient care in a tranquil and relaxed setting, without the inconvenience sometimes associated with large hospitals. For patients who require hospitalization after surgery, the two affiliated hospitals are staffed with knowledgeable personnel and provide top quality tertiary care using the latest equipment.

Our practice is greenOur practice is green

In an attempt to minimize our impact on the environment, we use electronic medical records. Each year we save thousands of sheets of paper by using electronic progress notes, sending and receiving digital faxes, and by allowing patients to sign surgical consents directly on electronic screens. We use recyclable material when possible and ask patients to communicate with us electronically when feasible. Together we can do our part to ensure the safety of our planet.


15965 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Drive,
San Jose, CA 95124-3912

El Camino Hospital Mountain View
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040

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Our Staff


Medical Assistant & Program Manager
From your first visit, through the process of getting ready for surgery and during your recovery, you will be assisted by Amelia, our friendly and resourceful surgical coordinator. Amelia brings a wealth of knowledge having over 10 years of surgery scheduling experience. Whether you are preparing for an outpatient procedure or a major surgery, you will need the help of someone like Amelia who has an in-depth knowledge of the insurance authorization and surgery scheduling process. With her help, you can be assured that you will have a pleasant and stress- free experience throughout the process of your surgery.

That is why patients often call to say hello or chat long after they have completed their surgical journey with us.

You can contact Amelia directly at 408-402-6276


Administrative Assistant
Casmay started with us in 2015 and has been an invaluable addition to our practice. From the moment you contact our office Casmay is committed to taking care of all of your needs. She will assist you in scheduling your initial consultation, filing for disability, booking follow up visits, and everything in between. With her help, we have been able to streamline the patient experience. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact Casmay.

You can contact Casmay directly at 408-402-6276

kathrynKathryn Beck

Billing Manager & Bariatric Co-ordinator With over two decades of experience, Kathryn is an invaluable asset to our patients. She heads the billing department and can help answer questions related to financial aspects of your surgery. She also provides crucial help in co-ordinating the pre-operative insurance-related events for bariatric patients.

You can contact Kathryn directly at 650-343-7674

karenKaren Thomes

Bariatric Coordinator at EI Camino Hospital
Karen Thomas is the Bariatric Program Coordinator at El Camino Hospital. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse with 17 years experience in healthcare and education. Karen will guide you through your pre-op education as well as provide assistance during your hospitalization and continued follow up through monthly support group meetings. Karen is a great source of inspiration and help. With her approachable demeanor, she is often found walking with patients around the nurse’s unit and helping them as they recover.

You can contact Karen directly at 650-988-7563

danaDana Schroeder

Bariatric Coordinator at Good Samaritan
As a bariatric surgery patient herself, Dana Schroeder, the Bariatric Coordinator and Certified Bariatric Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital provides invaluable service to our patients through her support groups, teaching classes, and personal interactions. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse and an accomplished educators of bariatric surgery patients in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. With 28 years of experience in healthcare education and management, she is currently writing books on topics of weight loss surgery and success strategies to find balance and joy in everyday living.

You can contact Dana directly at 408-559-2514

Marc M. Zare´, MD, FACS

"Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery"

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