decades of 

Experience and Dedication you can trust

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Hormuz Irani, who has since been joined by Dr. John Garcia, we are leaders in state of the art Laparoscopic surgery and the only Bariatric Surgical group in Bakersfield, CA. Through our pursuit of high standards and dedication, we have gained the distinction of being a Center of Excellence by Blue Cross, Blue Shield and numerous other healthcare providers. Above all, our goal is to provide state of the art, complete and compassionate care to our valued patients.


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Patient Testimonials

My first impression of Dr. Irani was that he was a very educated, professional. After I had my surgery, I got to know him in the hospital and afterwards. I have found him to be a warm, caring, thoughtful person. He really listens. I’m glad that I have him as my doctor. He anticipates my questions and concerns. He’s a 10!
— S.L.
Dr. Garcia was a wonderful surgeon. He always left me with a sense of confidence whenever I went to see him. He was very straigtforward with me about what he required of me and what to expect of the surgery. He had a great bedside manner and I always felt like he was very truthful with me. He always would ask me if I had any questions or concerns and never seemed in a hurry to move on to the other patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Garcia to anyone else seeking a surgeon in Bakersfield area.
— E.S.
Dr. Irani is professional and compassionate. He checked with the refering physician to make sure the surgery was necessary before scheduling. The laparoscopic procedure went smoothly; everything to expect was explained clearly in advance. I was back to normal activities within a few days. I could not ask for a more skilled or caring physician. I have no hesitation highly recommending him to friends and family. I am grateful to him for his services.
— M.G.
Great praises for Dr. John Garcia. when I first met Dr. Garcia I was pleasantly surprised to find him to be direct and honest man. He took the time to explain my options, what would take place and make sure what it was that I wanted. Surgery went well and my post-op visit was equally as impressive. He took the time to make sure that all was well with me. His office staff was friendly and professional. I couldn’t ask for more.
— B.S.



Bakersfield Surgical Associates is committed to excellence in patient care. We take our commitment a step further with our patient promise to... 

  • include you as the most important member of your health care team
  • respect your right to privacy
  • work with you to coordinate your care
  • personalize your care by focusing on your values and needs
  • communicate clearly and regularly
  • treat you and your family with kindness and respect