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Who Is Dr. Nowzaradan, The Weight-Loss Surgeon From “My 600lb Life?”

Everyone has tried to lose a few extra pounds, but most of us are lucky in that we don’t have to deal with hundreds of excess pounds on our body.

Unfortunately, this is a reality for many people around the world, especially in the United States. Our obsession with food and lack of exercise has caused obesity rates to skyrocket, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon.

If you needed more proof that obesity has become normal in our world, look no further than My 600lb Life, which seems to have endless amounts of content. People who are morbidly obese and often bedridden are documented as they try to lose massive amounts of weight. Through diet, exercise, and weight-loss surgery, these people are able to transform their lives.


Dr. Nowzaradan is the weight-loss surgeon who consults with all the patients and performs their procedures, but we are never really given a glimpse as to who he is, exactly. We know tons of personal information about the patients, but what about Dr. Now? Who is he?

Born and raised in Iran, Dr. Now received his medical degree from the University of Tehran in 1970. Just a year later, he completed his medical orientation at St. Louis University, and his rotating surgical internship at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Now also completed a four-year surgical residency at St. Thomas Hospital, and a Cardiovascular Fellowship in Texas.

Dr. Now also has an extensive list of medical memberships, including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County (Texas) Medical Association
  • Denton Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery (A.S.B.S.)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (S.A.G.E.S.)

His experience has allowed him to create some groundbreaking procedures.

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