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Sami B Hamamji M.D.

Sami B Hamamji M.D.

(714) 541-5959
Primary Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Secondary Specialties
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Affiliations
    St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
    St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
    Practice Started
    1987
    Date Appointed
    1991
    Primary Office
    1140 W. La Veta Ave. Ste 760
    Orange, CA 92868
    Fax:
    (714) 835-9550
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Web Page:
    www.drhamamji.com

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    Education & Training

    Education
    Medical School: St Joseph University, Beirut - 1980
    Internship: University of Montreal, Canada - 1985
    Residency: St Luc Hospital/Univ of Montreal - 1986

    Accepted Health Plans

    MCR - MEDICARE
    PPO - BEECH STREET
    PPO - BLUE CROSS PRUDENT BUYER
    PPO - BPS (BENEFIT PANEL SERVICES)
    PPO - CCN (COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES)
    PPO - HEALTH NET
    WC - GENERAL
    MCA - MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT
    HMO - AETNA
    PPO - AETNA
    HMO - BLUE CROSS (CALIFORNIA CARE)
    PPO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
    HMO - CIGNA
    PPO - CIGNA
    PPO - ONE HEALTH PLAN
    HMO - PACIFICARE
    PPO - PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCS)
    PPO - PACIFICARE
    HMO - SECURE HORIZON
    HMO - MEDICAL CALOPTIMA
    HMO - DIRECT
    PPO - ADMAR
    HMO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Physician Bio

    Like many physicians, Dr. Sami Hamamji chose a career in medicine because he has a sincere desire to help people get well. He believes in providing the highest quality and most up-to-date medical and surgical care to his patients in a caring and compassionate way.

    Dr. Hamamji received his medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. A year after starting his general surgery residency at Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, he moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he completed his internship and his general surgery training at the hospitals of the University of Montreal, obtaining certification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Later, he passed the American Board of Surgery exam and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and became designated as a “Bariatric Surgeon Center of Excellence” known as BSCOE, via the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

    Today, Dr. Hamamji maintains an interest and expertise in a wide range of areas, including laparoscopic bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hamamji is also interested in cutting-edge technologies including the use of robotics for minimally invasive surgery.

    Dr. Hamamji is fluent in French, Arabic and English. When he is not working, he enjoys soft and classical music, contemporary authors and fine arts.

    Areas of Interest

    Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
    Robotic Surgery
    Bariatric/ Weight Loss Surgery
    Gastric Bypass
    Post Bariatric Surgery