Honolulu Bariatric Surgeon
928 Nuuanu Ave, Suite #400
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 US
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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

38 Years 4 Kids - Kailua, HI

He's the best Dr I ever had! He loves and understands each patient! I had referred lots of family and friends!!

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

SmartLipo Inner Thighs - Thigh Gap - Honolulu, HI

Glad I got SmartLipo of the inner thighs. It helped me achieve the thigh gap I wanted, and to adjust the proportions of my body. The recovery from the procedure was a bit more painful than I was expecting, and I was sore and bruised and could not exercise for about a month. I did go back to work within 3 days of the procedure, and was awake during it, which was a cool experience. The...

1 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

40 Years Old. Honolulu, HI

Poor results $2000 wasted. I went in for laser lipo on the upper and lower tummy area. I followed the after care instructions, wore my undergarment as instructed and attended all follow up appointments. I wasn't expecting a miracle but I did expect to see and feel a difference in the before and after.

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Personal Statement

For over ten years, my surgical practice has centered on minimally invasive weight loss surgery. The focus has broadened to include treatments for lipodystrophy encompassing current liposuction and fat transfer techniques.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. One on one visit with the surgeon

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Fowler has hospital affiliations at Castle Medical Center, Pali Momi Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry, University of Massachussetts
    Medical: MD, Boston University School of Medicine

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How quickly can you begin exercise after balloon insertion?

The Gastric Balloon is placed as an outpatient endoscopy procedure. You will most likely have nausea the first week. The limiting factor on exercise... READ MORE

Is there a strict diet that you have to follow with the OBERA balloon?

Absolutely, you must follow directions for a modified diet prior to balloon placement and removal. If you fail to follow recommendations, it is... READ MORE

I'm 27 years old, 5'7 and weigh 276 lbs. I've always been overweight. Am I big enough to qualify for lap band surgery?

If you do a quick search for BMI calculator, you should get a result of 43.The NIH guidelines and the ASMBS guidelines clearly state individuals with... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for Smart Lipo? (Photo)

Any liposuction procedure your surgeon is comfortable with will likely produce excellent results, be it SmartLipo, Vaser, power assisted, or standard.... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with moderate gastroparesis. Can I be a good candidate for a Gastric Sleeve surgery ?

Traditionally, the Gastric Bypass is the correct choice for patients with a diagnosis of gastroparesis. There is good data showing that it works well... READ MORE

Hair loss after gastric sleeve?

Hair loss after bariatric surgery is very common. Most patients notice hair loss starting 2 months after their operation, and lasting about 6 months... READ MORE

I have a BMI of 33.5. I would like to have the gastric sleeve. Is it possible? What's the costs?

Sleeve Gastrectomy can be considered for individuals with Type II Diabetes and BMI >30. Not all insurance companies follow this guideline. In... READ MORE

I am having VSG surgery and then want to have my tubes tied.

For these types of cases, my OB/GYN colleague will join me during the operation to do a quick tubal ligation. Adds maybe five minutes to the operation... READ MORE

What is a typical cost for a lap band adjustment if not covered by insurance?

I think this is on the low side. The price is highly variable. Just make sure you go to a program that performs these adjustments on a regular basis.... READ MORE

No quality of life 3 months into orbera. What should I do?

Most of the time, your surgeon can adjust your medications to control the nausea symptoms. In addition, checking in regularly with the Dietician can... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Fowler

Steven Fowler, MD, FACS has shared 13 before and after pictures with 3 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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2 Parts of a Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Steven Fowler demonstrates the two parts of surgery that make up a Brazilian butt lift procedure: first the body is liposculpted while harvesting fat, then the fat is transferred to the buttock area to improve shape and size. WATCH VIDEO

Get a Peak Inside the OR and See a Sleeve Gastrectomy Operation

Dr. Steven Fowler performs the operation which takes approximately one hour to complete. The patient is under general anesthesia. Laparoscopic Surgery is performed through small cuts in the abdominal wall through which instruments are passed. WATCH VIDEO

See 25 Seconds of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Steven Fowler gives us aook into what the operating room is like during a laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypass surgery. Laparoscopic surgery involves working with long narrow instruments through an access port on the patient's abdominal wall. WATCH VIDEO

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