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About Me

Conditions I specialize in
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
George Kerlakian MD is a physician and surgeon at Group Health. His expertise in the field of bariatric surgery earned him the additional role of medical director for TriHealth Weight Management.
Dr. Kerlakian has experience in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as well as laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, performing more than 1,500 bariatric procedures to date. Under Dr. Kerlakian's direction, TriHealth Weight Management has earned accreditation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
In addition to his expertise in bariatric surgery, Dr. Kerlakian specializes in general surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. At Good Samaritan, Dr. Kerlakian serves as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Co-Chair of TriHealth Surgical Institute.
Dr. Kerlakian earned his medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his residency in general surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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Education

  • Saint Joseph University Lebanon | Degree, 1981
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Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery | Other, 1987

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
4.8 / 5 (290 ratings, 5 comments)
    Comments from patients
  • 5 / 5
    Great!!
    Reviewed October 30, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Very nice bedside manner.
    Reviewed October 23, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    My experience has been so far so good
    Reviewed October 10, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    The doctor was excellent. He was very thorough and explained things in a very supportive way. It was so nice to a doctor who has an excellent bedside manner. I look forward to working with him.
    Reviewed October 09, 2023
  • 5 / 5
    Dr. Kerlakian was courteous, very informative, asked questions, recommendations on how to proceed. I chose him because I have had Dr. Kerlakian couple times before but for more minor surgery's.
    Reviewed October 09, 2023
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