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Laurence K. Tanaka, M.D.

Professional: Pacific Bariatric Surgical Medical Group • Hillcrest Surgical Medical Group, Inc., San Diego • Clinical Professor of Surgical Training, Naval Medical Center, San Diego • Medical Director of Wound Care Center, Mission Bay Hospital, 1995 • Chief of Surgery, Sharp Cabrillo, 1995 • Vice Chair, Sharp Cabrillo Department of Surgery, 1994 • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center; San Diego Surgical Clinical Teaching Staff • ATLS Instructor, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1983

Education: Tulane Medical School, 1971 • Emory University (graduate school), 1966-1967 Tulane University (graduate school), 1964-1965 • Whittier College, 1964

Internship: Harkness Community Hospital, 1971-1972

Residency: Harkness Community Hospital, 1972-1974 •University of Hawaii, 1974-1977

Certifications: American Board of Surgery, 1982, 1990 & 2003 • Licensed by the State of California • Licensed by the State of Hawaii • Licensed by the State of Louisiana • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Organizations: American Society for Bariatric Surgery • American Medical Association • California Medical Association • Southwestern Surgical Congress • American Society of Trauma • American College of Surgeons • San Diego Surgical Society • San Diego Society of General Surgeons

Honors & Others: U.S. Army Medical Corp., Bremerhaven, Germany, 1977-1979 • Teaching Award - Balboa Naval Residency Program 2002

Procedures Performed by PBSMG: Roux-en-Y • Gastric Banding • Gastric Sleeve • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery • Bariatric Surgical Revisions

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