Dr. Ninh Nguyen, UC Irvine Health specialist in gastrointestinal surgery

Ninh T. Nguyen
, MD

Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Esophagectomy & Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Gastric Banding & Sleeve Gastrectomy)
Robot-Assisted Surgery
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Office Locations

UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 888-717-GIMD (888-717-4463)
UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center — High Desert
12595 Hesperia Road, Suite 101
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: 760-269-3099
Fax: 760-269-3038
UC Irvine Health Digestive Disease Center — Newport
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 888-717-4463
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic esophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Language
  • English
  • Vietnamese
Gender
Male
Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex.
Internship
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla. — General Surgery
Residency
Mount Sinai Medical Center — General Surgery
Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA — Surgical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Chief — Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Interim chief — Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Professor — Department of Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Vice-Chair — Department of Surgery
  • President — American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Gastrointestinal Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obesity/Bariatric Surgery), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2013
  • Best Doctors in America® (Surgery), 2011-2013
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2013-2015
  • Golden Scope Award, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2002
More Information

Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is a board-certified UC Irvine Health surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive gastroesophageal surgery and bariatric surgery. He pioneered the development of laparoscopic esophagectomy and gastrectomy for the treatment of esophagogastric pathology and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity.

Nguyen is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Surgical Association. In 2002, he received the Golden Scope Young Researcher Award from SAGES, in recognition of significant contribution to research in laparoscopic surgery.

He is also past president of the ASMBS and serves as the ASMBS representative on the Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council for the American Board of Surgery. He is currently the president of the North American Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and is on the editorial board for Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopy and Annals of Surgery. He has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Nguyen earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex. He completed a residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla, followed by fellowships in surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Anti-Reflux Operation
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia