Milton L. Owens, M.D.

Milton L. Owens, M.D.

Dr. Milton L. Owens is a board-certified bariatric surgeon, with a very impressive list of academic appointments ranging from 1974 to the present. He has done approximately 8,000 weight-loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric banding. The physician was the first to perform a sleeve gastrectomy in Southern California. His "Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve" method, which he invented to reduce heartburn and eliminate leaks, has been published in the leading weight reduction publication SOARD. His background has led to competence in complex revision procedures, as well as in the treatment of the elderly and other high-risk patients. Dr. Milton L. Owens's pre and post-op care of bariatric patients makes him a trusted selection for all patients seeking safe surgery and excellent results.

The physician has been practicing medicine for over 40 years, which speaks volumes about his expertise and experience. Dr. Owens is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He earned his board certification from the American Board of Surgery and the Medical Board of California. The bariatric surgeon has a record of weight loss outcomes and low complication rate that ranks among the best in the field. Dr. Owens is currently Medical Director of Bariatrics at Chapman Global Medical Center and at Coastal Center for Obesity and he is Chief of Surgery at Chapman Global Medical Center.

Dr. Milton L. Owens has served on editorial boards and has over 45 journal publications, published books, and numerous book chapters, and has appeared on TV and radio. He has a patent for a Kidney Insulating Device which was granted in February 1980. The physician is also the recipient of multiple awards, including Patients' Choice, which he got in 2015 and 2018. Before practicing medicine in California, he had medical licenses for Utah and New Mexico.

Procedures Dr. Milton L. Owens Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net CA Blue & Gold HMO
  • Great West PPO

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

McGill University Faculty of Medicine


University of Utah School of Medicine


University of Utah School of Medicine


University of Utah - Nephrology Kidney Transplant Fellowship

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery