Dan Elison Azagury, MD

Dan Elison Azagury, MD

Bariatric surgeon, General surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Azagury is a minimally invasive surgeon specializing in digestive surgery, bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Azagury was trained both in Europe and the United States and is board certified in surgery in Switzerland, his home country. After completing his residency in Switzerland, he undertook a research fellowship focusing on novel minimally invasive techniques at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He continued his time at the same institution and completed a clinical fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. Thriving to innovate in patient care, he pursued further training in medical innovation at Stanford University where he was the 2011-2012 Grube Biodesign fellow. He then returned to Switzerland to become responsible for bariatric surgery at Geneva University Hospital.

Dr. Azagury combines his clinical experience and his passion for innovation to focus on reducing the impact of surgical procedures on patients. He thrives in multidisciplinary collaborations and is always interested in surgical teaching and mentoring.

Alongside his clinical practice, Dr. Azagury is a faculty member at the Stanford Center for Biodesign. He is the assistant director of specialty fellowship program and co-directs the Japan Biodesign partnership program. He is also a faculty member and teaches in multiple medical innovation programs across Europe.

He is the father of three and is fluent in French and Spanish.
4.9 out of 5
101 Patient Ratings
29 Patient Comments

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5800
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University (2012) CA
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2011) MA
  • Fellowship: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2009) Switzerland
  • Residency: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2009) Switzerland
  • Internship: Hopital de Morges (2002) Switzerland
  • Medical Education: Geneve Univeristy Medical School (2001) Switzerland
  • Fellowship, Stanford University Biodesign Program, Medtech Innovation (2012)
  • Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery (2011)
  • Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Developmental Endoscopy (2010)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Swiss Medical Federation (FMH), (2008)
  • Board Certification, Swiss Federal Medical Society, General Surgery (2008)
  • Residency, Geneva University Hospital, Surgery (2007)
  • MD, Geneva University School of Medicine, Medicine (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Post Medical Diploma Research Grant Award., Arditi Foundation prize (2001)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Director, Biodesign Specialty Fellowship Program, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2014 - Present)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.3

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SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr.Azagury is the best. He actually cares for you and is truly concerned for your well being.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I am very impressed with all of the above care that was provided by the doctor. This is second visit with this doctor regarding having surgery. I am not in the best of health and have many different diseases and the doctor and his staff have taken all of this into consideration and have done a thorough evaluation of whether or not surgery should proceed. The doctor thoroughly explained all of the risks and explained everything very clearly.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was very lucky to have Dr. Azagury remove my gallbladder. The reason are: 1) He was very friendly & patiently educated me on why removing my gallbladder was recommended, what kind of surgery would be best for my conditions, etc. 2)n Before & after the surgery, he stopped by to talk to me & let me know how my surgery went. 3) Due to his excellent operation skill, my recovery was faster than expected which enabled me to resume work a few days sooner. 4) I would like to give him 5 (top rating) for his outstanding service.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Azagury was extremely professional, he explained everything, answered all questions. I felt very secure of the success of my upcoming surgery. Excellent Dr!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Asagury is a very honest Dr

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Well, very well explained about the questions that I asked.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Azagury was the perfect physician. Very thorough and gives patient complete attention.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

My surgeon was comforting and explained everything. I feel confident in him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Azagury is always very friendly and thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering bariatric surgery.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I really felt good for once to fully understand.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very good thank so much.

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4.9 out of 5
101 Patient Ratings
29 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr.Azagury is the best. He actually cares for you and is truly concerned for your well being.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I am very impressed with all of the above care that was provided by the doctor. This is second visit with this doctor regarding having surgery. I am not in the best of health and have many different diseases and the doctor and his staff have taken all of this into consideration and have done a thorough evaluation of whether or not surgery should proceed. The doctor thoroughly explained all of the risks and explained everything very clearly.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was very lucky to have Dr. Azagury remove my gallbladder. The reason are: 1) He was very friendly & patiently educated me on why removing my gallbladder was recommended, what kind of surgery would be best for my conditions, etc. 2)n Before & after the surgery, he stopped by to talk to me & let me know how my surgery went. 3) Due to his excellent operation skill, my recovery was faster than expected which enabled me to resume work a few days sooner. 4) I would like to give him 5 (top rating) for his outstanding service.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Azagury was extremely professional, he explained everything, answered all questions. I felt very secure of the success of my upcoming surgery. Excellent Dr!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Asagury is a very honest Dr

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Well, very well explained about the questions that I asked.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Azagury was the perfect physician. Very thorough and gives patient complete attention.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

My surgeon was comforting and explained everything. I feel confident in him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Azagury is always very friendly and thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering bariatric surgery.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I really felt good for once to fully understand.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very good thank so much.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Azagury is an extremely capable doctor and was very good at explaining what had happened what was being done and what I had to do going forward.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Azagury was great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Azagury is a pleasure to talk to as he is a good and willing listener and gives responses which completely answer the questions asked.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Dan Azagury is very professional. He makes me feel at ease and I certainly am glad he's my provider.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Very friendly and thoroughly.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Azagury is more than just a doctor he has become a genius friend.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Azagury is the first MD I've had in years that was so in tune with his patient. Just awesome!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

good experience overall.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I was not put out in any way. Very rarely do I feel as comfortable as I did.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Everything handled in a prompt, considerate and timely manner.Thank you Stanford.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very good treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Greatness superseeded.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Best Experience witth care Provider, great!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Azagury is fabulous! The PA is very good too.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

From the get go, I never had doubts of choosing clinic, it was welcoming from beginning.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Excellent staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Since day one, no doubt trust in him totally there.