Dr. Mona Misra is a highly experienced and skilled bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, who has performed over 5,000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. Additionally, Dr. Misra is an expert clinical site reviewer for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. She has presented research findings at numerous national and international meetings on advanced laparoscopic techniques and metabolic surgery. Following her formal education at the College of Medicine – University of Saskatchewan, and her surgical residency training at McMaster University- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she also received intensive fellowship training in advanced minimally invasive and weight loss surgery at the world famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Misra’s strong belief that each patient is an 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. Misra served as the 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. Dr. Mona Misra will always be known as a pioneer in Canadian bariatric surgery. Dr. Misra provides her patients access to the most advanced and highly specialized techniques to treat their disease of obesity in Southern California. Dr. 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. She prides herself in providing compassionate, individualized care. Dr. Misra always gives her undivided attention and takes the time to truly listen to her patients, a trait that is so rarely found in busy surgeons today. She takes the time to explain everything to her patients, in plain English, making them feel special and comfortable with the process that will change and improve their lives forever.

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, SK, Canada


McMaster University


General Surgery Residency - Chief Resident in final year McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada


Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgical Fellowship Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Honors & Awards

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 Surgeons American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
  • Publications & Media

    • “Device Related Reoperations After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Placement”, 2005