Meet Dr. Kurian

Marina Kurian, MD has dedicated a significant part of her professional life to the treatment of obesity and making surgery less painful with minimally invasive techniques.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Kurian has educated other surgeons in New York City and throughout the country, and has published numerous articles on minimally invasive surgery. In her practice, she offers numerous alternatives for morbidly obese individuals. These include minimally invasive gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band, biliopancreatic diversion and revisional procedures. All with an emphasis on lowering post operative discomfort and accelerating recovery.

Dr. Kurian continues to be an innovator in the field of obesity and minimally invasive surgery in New York City. She was a principal investigator for the use of the adjustable band for the treatment of morbid obesity and co-investigator on the use of vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of obesity. Dr. Kurian has presented articles, made television appearances, given talks throughout the world, and hosts a weekly show on SiriusXM. She also wrote Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies, an authoritative guide to the benefits of weight loss surgery that includes a forward from her patient Al Roker. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is currently the president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the Association of Women Surgeons. She also has numerous publications and book chapters in laparoscopic literature.

Dr. Marina S. Kurian, MD

Dr. Kurian’s Education

Dr. Kurian completed her Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Kurian completed a 6 year combined undergraduate and medical school degree at Albany Medical College. She then completed her Medical Residency where she served as Chief Resident.
A native of NY, Dr. Kurian attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School.

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