Dr. Mona Misra is a highly experienced and skilled surgeon who has performed over 5,000 bariatric, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgical procedures. Furthermore, she is one of the expert clinical site reviewers for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The surgeon has presented research findings at numerous national and international meetings on advanced laparoscopic techniques and metabolic surgery. Following her education at the College of Medicine-University of Saskatchewan and her surgical residency at McMaster University, Dr. Mona Misra also received intensive fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and weight loss surgery at the world-famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her strong belief that each patient is a unique individual and that some procedures are better suited to address a patient's needs than others inspired her to establish an innovative path for healthcare in Canada.

Dr. Mona Misra served as Director and Co-Founder of the first private Canadian comprehensive multidisciplinary outpatient weight loss program. Her clinic provided surgical, medical, psychological, nutritional, and fitness programs, all in a single free-standing center, designed and built specifically to address the special needs of the bariatric patient. She will always be known as a pioneer in Canadian bariatric surgery. The surgeon offers her patients access to the most advanced and highly specialized techniques to treat their obesity in Southern California. Dr. Mona Misra places great emphasis on treating the individual patient. She understands that obesity is a complex disease and each patient may need something just a bit different at each visit to help them achieve their goals safely and permanently. Dr. Mona Misra prides herself in providing compassionate, individualized care. She always gives her undivided attention and takes the time to truly listen to her patients, a trait that is so rarely found in the busy surgeons of today.

Procedures Dr. Mona Misra Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


McMaster University


McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada - General Surgery Residency


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgical Fellowship

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Publications & Media