Dr. Li is a board certified general surgeon with a special focus in minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Dr. Li is skilled in bariatric surgery which includes laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric band. He is also experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder disease, abdominal wall hernias, hiatal hernias, gastroesophageal reflux, diseases of the spleen, adrenal gland disorders, and intestinal disease – stomach/intestinal/colon cancer, diverticulitis, obstruction.
Dr. Li understands that patients are more than their medical problems. He strives to provide quality and compassionate care to the whole person. Dr. Li’s desire to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, not only addressing the disease process, but also providing comfort and emotional support during their journey. Dr. Li is committed to holding this standard with each and every patient. When not caring for patients, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Michael Li was born in and raised in Southern California. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California in Los Angeles, California. He then went on to earn his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Li completed an internship at UC Irvine Medical Center and completed a general surgery residency at UC Irvine Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship training in Advanced Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
I didn’t have to wait long. He seemed very professional and knowledgeable. I love they had a good show on in the waiting room (Love it or list it?) and you could hear it!
Was very impressed. Expected to wait a long time but they took me exactly at my appointment time and got me through super quickly. Realy liked the Doc (Michael Lee, MD). Straight to the point, no time wasted. Totally my style. Thank you. Would highly recommend.
Did not have to wait long to be seen. Dr. Li was very thorough and was aware of all the tests I had undertaken. I felt comfortable with his explanation of my situation. I look forward to my follow up visit
Got in to see Dr. Li right on time, no waiting. Clear explanation of the problem and what was needed to address it. Gave me supplies that would help with wound care and scheduled a timely next appointment in a week. Encouraged me to call him if my conditioned worsened within the week.
Dr. Michael Li answered all my questions and I never felt rushed. The staff were courteous and helpful. Immaculately clean office and clinic room environment – I left feeling I was in highly capable hands. Definitely recommend.
He was very personable and professional. He listened well, answered my questions and provided a good explanation and plan to address the issues at hand.
Juan Carlos A.
Dr. Li provided a good explanation of the procedure and risks. The surgery went extremely well and exactly as expected. The recovery so far is going well, too. Hopefully, I won’t have any other operations. But if I do, I hope they go as well as this one.
Dr. Li performed a laparoscopic gallbladder removal for me. He was quick, right to the point, I felt nothing and was back to work on the 3rd day after surgery. I highly recommend him.
Dr Li was great! Personable, caring and able to explain things clearly & patiently.
Two weeks ago Dr Li performed Inguinal Hernia surgery on me. I just wanted to reccomend Dr Li for anyone that might be afflicted with a similar medical condition. During my initial consultation, i was extremely impressed with Dr Li’s thorough explanation of my options and expected outcome. He demonstrated great patience when answering my questions. My surgery went very smoothly and Dr Li followed up with me the next day. My recovery has been as predicted by Dr Li. I am extremely satisfied with my Dr Li. I would recommend Dr Li to anyone considering a hernia operation. Thank you Dr Li.
Dr. Li did magician like surgery, I recovered so quickly and with less pain than expected. Outstanding manners and clear explanations and instructions.
I could not be more pleased with the level of care I received.
Dr Li is the epitome of professionalism. He is prompt to see his patients and very thorough during the exam process.
Great work and communication. Thanks!
Very thorough, takes his time with you and made me feel very comfortable about my surgery.
A great doc. I never felt rushed during the exam. He took his time to ask me questions and he GAVE me time to answer. A good sense of humor. Granted I had a small issue, but I was worried. He definitely gave me piece of mind.
Dr. Li has great bedside manner and is very thorough explaining everything. He made a very nervous situation into a more pleasant experience.
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