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Meet Peter LePort, M.D. - Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Peter LePort is a general surgeon with special training and more than 30 years of experience as a gastric bypass and Sleeve surgeon. At his Orange County Smart DIMENSIONS™ bariatric surgery practice, Dr. LePort has helped thousands of people regain control of their lives through surgical weight loss. Our skilled physician received his Doctorate of Medicine degree and completed his surgical training, including bariatric training, in Brooklyn, New York, at Downstate Medical College. Dr. LePort also served as an assistant professor at Downstate for two years prior to moving to California. Dr. LePort is a Fellow of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgery, and Diplomate American Board of surgery.

In 1985, Dr. Peter LePort started the Smart DIMENSIONS™ program in California to help his obese patients lose significant weight and regain control of their lives. He felt that he had a special responsibility to improve the health and well-being of morbidly obese patients with his exceptional skills as a gastric bypass surgeon. Patients soon arrived from Los Angeles and Orange County as word of mouth spread about the effectiveness of Dr. LePort’s program.

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Dr. LePort is currently a faculty member of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. LePort is married to Dr. Cristina Rizza, a practicing cardiologist. He and his wife live in Southern California and have three children.

Dr. LePort is on the Board of Surgical Excellence, a consulting company for safety and excellence in medical and surgical care in hospital and office settings. They have clients not only in the USA but also around the world.

Dr. LePort is Chairman of the Board of LePort Schools (www.leportschools.com). The company runs schools for infants through 8th grade in California and NYC with plans to expand throughout the United States.

Dr. LePort is a founding member of the charitable organization Americans for Free Choice in Medicine. A primary goal of the organization is to educate the public about how some individuals are using “the right to medical care” as a subterfuge to violate everyone’s right to choose. Americans for Free Choice in Medicine promotes free-market economics, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. Dr. LePort is also a member of the Objectivist Professional Health Care Network.

Dr. LePort serves on the Ayn Rand Institute’s board of directors. The Ayn Rand Institute is dedicated to promoting reason, rational self-interest, and free markets (capitalism). It also promotes the ideas of Ayn Rand as put forth in her novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. You can order books by Ayn Rand and other authors by visiting our eStore®.

To have a personal consultation with a Smart DIMENSIONS™ gastric bypass surgeon, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino residents can contact our Fountain Valley practice. We serve patients throughout the United States and the world. Please call 714-861-4666 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

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Over 15,000 Procedures performed Over 30 Years of Experience The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Fellow of the American College of Surgeons