Board certified, and fellowship trained general, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon.
Dr Parikh moved to Lake County in July 2011 after completing a Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic General and Bariatric Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr Parikh gained invaluable skills and knowledge about performing advanced minimally invasive surgery during his fellowship for a range of health conditions including colon disorders, hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia, metabolic disease, pancreatic tumors, reflux, and stomach tumors.
During his fellowship he developed a further passion for weight loss (bariatric/metabolic) surgery. Also during his fellowship he spent time performing research in the field of metabolic surgery and helping educate trainees. Dr Parikh has performed numerous weight loss surgeries, including laparoscopic and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic and robotic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric band insertion, laparoscopic and robotic gastric band to bypass and/or sleeve gastrectomy, robotic vertical banded gastroplasty to gastric bypass conversion with excellent results. Dr Parikh was the first robotic bariatric surgeon in Lake County Illinois.
Dr Parikh has a strong commitment to weight management and an overall healthy life. As the field of obesity medicine evolves and there are newer proven medications and surgical options available he and his team are committed to bringing you the safest most effective solutions. He and his team will work to the best of their ability to help you reach your health goals.
Dr. Parikh is probably the most caring and compassionate dr. I have worked with. I have had the pleasure of being in his care for a few years and each time we meet I look forward to it. He has always taken care of my surgical needs. As recently as getting my gallbladder removed in march, and I will be having another surgery the end of the year at his hands. He is thorough and will answer all of your questions. I have seen many doctors and wish more of them were like Dr. Parikh. I recommend him to everyone/anyone I know in need of surgery.
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