Seattle Bariatric Surgeon
21911 76th Ave. W, #106
Edmonds, Washington 98026 US
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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)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kaufman has hospital affiliations at Evergreen, Northwest.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
    Advanced Laparoscopic Esophageal / Bariatric surgery
    Solid Organ, Colon and Pancreatic and Robotic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006

Treatments offered at Puget Sound Bariatrics

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I am 5'4", 195 lbs, what type of bariatric surgery is best for me? (photo)

Great question and no right answer. Your BMI of 33.5 means you are not considered morbidly obese. Around 14-15 years ago the laparoscopic adjustable... READ MORE

I am 13 and I weigh 200 lbs and I want to lose weight. I want to weigh 130lbs. What should I do?

It takes a lots of courage and bravery to ask this question. I respect your question greatly. Being overweight is such a struggle and as a Bariatric... READ MORE

Am I good candidate for tummy tuck and lipo or gastric bypass? (Photo)

No right answer here. What I see in my practice are patients in your BMI range(38+) who have a tummy tuck and liposuction then a few years later are... READ MORE

I had the gastric sleeve performed on 08/22, what is a normal weight loss? I only lost 1 pound in my second week.

Good question.Usually people lose weight in the first few weeks due to fluid shifts from around the time of the operation and based on the diet and... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve and hysterectomy. Is it possible for these two surgeries to be done at the same time?

You've asked a complex question that is very smart to research with a gynecologist performing your hysterectomy. Most bariatric surgeons recommend... READ MORE

How long should I wait after Sleeve Gastrectomy before getting another procedure, eg tummy tuck and lipo?

Very good question. Most patients lose weight for 12-18 months after sleeve gastrectomy and many surgeons talk about the first 12 months as the most... READ MORE

Can someone with a BMI of 31.5, who is also 187 pounds have a gastric bypass?

Great question. Low BMI patients in your weight range should probably not undergo gastric bypass unless another problem truly exists such as Barrett's... READ MORE

Is it possible after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass I'll weight around 130-140 lbs from 295 lbs?

Possible and probable are difficult things to discuss. I would never say it's impossible for a young, very motivated person willing to lift weights... READ MORE

My lap band has slipped and the doctors will only offer removing it. Is there a non surgical option instead?

Unfortunately no. A slipped band and a normal or low BMI won't qualify you for a revision operation. The great news is that you are now at a BMI where... READ MORE

I am 5'3, 265 lbs...according to the BMI calculator it is 47. Will I qualify for sleeve surgery?

Short answer is yes. In general patients with a BMI over 40 with or without comorbid conditions related to obesity qualify and those with a BMI... READ MORE

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