As a leading bariatric specialist, Dr. Liu understands the unique issues that confront weight-loss patients before and after losing weight, and he provides supportive care prior to and following surgery to help ensure the best possible short- and long-term results.

After earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu completed his M.D. at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by his residency, internship and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Before opening his current practice, Dr. Liu served as staff surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital; medical director of minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Century City Hospital and Midway/Olympia Hospital; medical director of bariatric surgery at Garden Grove Hospital; and clinical assistant professor of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. For seven years, he has been named a Southern California Super Doctor. He has also held several committee appointments at UCLA and local medical centers.

Dr. Liu is dedicated to offering his patients the most advanced, safest treatment options in a state-of-the-art medical center geared toward providing individualized care and attention. From establishing goals and expectations to learning new eating behaviors and lifestyle habits, Dr. Liu is firmly committed to helping each patient successfully complete their weight-loss journey.

Medical School
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish


Carson D. Liu, M.D.
1301 20th Street
Suite 440
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 208-0474
(310) 208-0374


  • General Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Bariatric Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Weight Management
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Prospect Medical Group