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Our Practice

Our Practice

Our New Office

It is our philosophy that modern surgery should be safe, patient-centered, and innovative. We believe that healthcare delivery can be most effective when delivered compassionately and efficiently. For nearly 30 years we have been the premier surgical practice in San Jose, California, offering a variety of advanced surgical solutions. We are dedicated to continuing our rich tradition.

Our results

Dr. Zaré’s practice sets itself apart in many ways, but perhaps what is most important to our patients is our clinical results. For example, after more than a decade of providing bariatric surgical services, our practice has the rare distinction of having had no death or conversation from laparoscopic to open approach at any time! This is rare finding in our field and we work very hard to maintain our pristine record. Factors responsible for our success include superior surgical skills, a highly qualified team of providers and nurses, and use only of ‘Center of Excellence’ hospitals known for their superior quality and their latest technology and instrumentation.

Due to the superior mix of our surgical results and compassionate and friendly service, our laparoscopic surgery program has experienced significant growth since inception in 2008. In recognition of our superior standards, we have received all major designations of excellence including 5-star rating by Healthgrades, Aexcel® status by Aetna®, 3-Star top quality designation by Cigna®, Center of Excellence designation by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and most importantly positive assessments by our patients.

For your convenience, we are contracted with most major insurances. We offer our services at two affiliated hospitals and several area outpatient surgery centers. The hospitals include Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, and El Camino Hospital, Mountain View. These top quality tertiary care facilities are designated as Blue Distinction Centers by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in recognition of their quality specialty service. They provide state-of-the art care with the latest laparoscopic equipment and well trained compassionate nursing staff. Patients without major medical illnesses undergo surgery at one of the area surgery centers and enjoy easy access and efficient care in a relaxed and comfortable setting, without the inconvenience sometimes associated with large hospitals. These centers are recognized for their highly equipped operating rooms and their personalized service.

Our practice is green

Our Practice is Green

In an attempt to minimize our impact on the environment, we use electronic medical records. Each year we save thousands of sheets of paper by using electronic progress notes, and by sending and receiving digital faxes. We use recyclable material when possible and ask patients to communicate with us electronically when feasible. Together we can do our part to ensure the safety of our planet.


15965 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Drive,
San Jose, CA 95124-3912

El Camino Hospital Mountain View
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040

Our Staff

  • Amelia

    Medical Assistant & Program Manager

    From your first visit, through the process of getting ready for surgery and during your recovery, you will be assisted by Amelia, our friendly and resourceful surgical coordinator. Amelia brings a wealth of knowledge having over 10 years of surgery scheduling experience. Whether you are preparing for an outpatient procedure or a major surgery, you will need the help of someone like Amelia who has an in-depth knowledge of the insurance authorization and surgery scheduling process. With her help, you can be assured that you will have a pleasant and stress- free experience throughout the process of your surgery.

    That is why patients often call to say hello or chat long after they have completed their surgical journey with us.

    You can contact Amelia directly at 408-356-2357.


  • Casmey

    Administrative Assistant

    Casmay started with us in 2015 and has been an invaluable addition to our practice. From the moment you contact our office Casmay is committed to taking care of all of your needs. She will assist you in scheduling your initial consultation, filing for disability, booking follow up visits, and everything in between. With her help, we have been able to streamline the patient experience. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact Casmay.

    You can contact Casmay directly at 408-402-6276.


  • Kathryn Beck

    Billing Manager & Bariatric Co-ordinator

    With over two decades of experience, Kathryn is an invaluable asset to our patients. She heads the billing department and can help answer questions related to financial aspects of your surgery. She also provides crucial help in co-ordinating the pre-operative insurance-related events for bariatric patients.

    You can contact Kathryn directly at 650-343-7674.


  • Karen Thomas RN, BSN, CBN

    Bariatric Coordinator at EI Camino Hospital

    Karen Thomas is the Bariatric Program Coordinator at El Camino Hospital. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse with 17 years experience in healthcare and education. Karen will guide you through your pre-op education as well as provide assistance during your hospitalization and continued follow up through monthly support group meetings. Karen is a great source of inspiration and help. With her approachable demeanor, she is often found walking with patients around the nurse’s unit and helping them as they recover.

    You can contact Karen directly at 650-988-7563.


  • Dana Schroeder PnD (c) RN, CBN

    Bariatric Coordinator at Good Samaritan Hospital

    As a bariatric surgery patient herself, Dana Schroeder, the Bariatric Coordinator and Certified Bariatric Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital provides invaluable service to our patients through her support groups, teaching classes, and personal interactions. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse and an accomplished educators of bariatric surgery patients in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. With 28 years of experience in healthcare education and management, she is currently writing books on topics of weight loss surgery and success strategies to find balance and joy in everyday living.

    You can contact Dana directly at 408-559-2514.