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Dr. Zeenat Hasan

Bariatrics
San Francisco, CA
15 years experience female

Locations

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

San Francisco, CA

Address

2250 Hayes Street, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA
Directions

Fax

4152923755

About

Bio

I completed my general surgery residency in Kansas City at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and then went on to seek fellowship training in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford Hospital. I enjoy helping people in their time of need, however I can!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Bariatrics

General Surgery

Wound care

Licenses

United States: California, Missouri

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Depends on how ...: You are preparing the food. In itself, ground turkey is very healthy! A great alternative to red meat, it is a lean protein. Protein is great for musc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Not by itself ...: hernias in general do not go away or get smaller on their own. However, if your hiatal hernia is not bothering you or causing symptoms then it may not... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Sometimes: It depends on your insurance and the specific supplement you are looking to have covered. Usually I have found that it is not commonly covered. Howeve... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Yes but ...: make sure you discuss that with your surgeon. It helps to have the operative records from previous surgeries as well. It also depends on how long ago ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably: It could be the narcotic, or even the general anesthesia. It is not uncommon to experience altered appetite and taste after surgery, even if it was no... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
It depends: on your symptoms and findings on imaging. If you are having right upper quadrant abdominal pain after meals that seems to get better when you avoid sp... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Referred pain: is the way that your body perceives pain from internal organs. Gallbladder irritation can be felt as back pain by your body. The pancreas also classic... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably: Some pain with a hernia is normal. If you are having fevers, nausea/vomiting, or the skin over the hernia is red/purple and you are having a LOT of ab... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
See a doctor: Your pain could be related to the PCOS, or menstrual cycle pain, or adhesion formation after surgery. However, 2 weeks after surgery another possibili... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Cholecystitis, as it's called, can cause fevers which could lead to sweating. If you are having pain along with sweating and/or fevers then you should... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Common diagnostics: are an ultrasound, which can show stones and other signs of gallbladder inflammation. A CT scan is sometimes done and shows more of the internal organ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Very safe: Overall, bariatric surgery is very safe and has very low complication rates overall. The surgeries may differ slightly in their rates of complications... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Unlikely: but it can happen. If the stone gets stuck in the major bile ducts, it can lead to a back up of bile causing cholangitis, which can be a life threaten... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Typically people: feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Scar Tissue: Did she have open surgery or laparoscopic? Either way a common cause of pain after surgery on the abdomen is scar tissue formation (adhesions). The sc... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Usually due to scar tissue from the surgery which can pull or twist your intestines. If your hernia has recurred, it could also be due to bowel slippi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Typically done lap,: meaning small incisions using long instruments to remove the GB. Timing on surgery should also depend on your trimester. If you're pain is tolerable a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
See your surgeon: It may be normal if you JUST had surgery (same day). If the numbness has persisted longer than 24 hours after surgery, then you should see your surgeo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Maybe not: I am assuming the repair was done open, not laparoscopically? The bumps may be related to the suture they used to sew the mesh into place, especially ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Lots of options but: the most common in the US is still the roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The sleeve gastrectomy (or gastric sleeve) is fast on the rise, with good outcomes as... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Lap hernia repair: CT scan does not always show an internal hernia. If you're having symptoms, then you probably need surgery. It can be done laparoscopically, through s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably normal: Swelling in the groin, the testicle, and scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is very common and should get better day by day. Try elevation and ice/h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Safe, could recur: It is safe to get pregnant, however the extra pressure of your pregnant uterus could cause your hernia repair to fail. There is a chance you could end... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Not normal: That is not normal and you should be able to eat about a palm sized portion of food, although it may take time. Protein and hydration are very importa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
It should: A good quality, 2 view xray series of the chest should rule out pneumothorax. If you are having persistent symptoms, make sure you return for further ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
That depends on: how much weight you lose, as well as your age, and body shape. At some point when the skin is stretched beyond a certain degree, it will not be able t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
If you mean a HIDA: scan it involves injection of a radiotracer that is taken up by the bile/biliary system and then taking xray pictures to watch the dye flow. From this... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
A CT isn't the: best tool to diagnose an anal fissure. Are you having any bleeding? Does pain get worse with BMs? Straining? Constipation? Your symptoms could be from... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Not necessarily ...: A 1200 calorie diet is generally recommended to achieve about 2 lbs of weight loss/week. As long you are getting enough protein and adequate vitamins/... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Talk to your doctor: The sleeve gastrectomy is a great option for many patients who have struggled with weight loss. I have had many patients do very well; however, a lot ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably unrelated: I am assuming you had groin hernia surgery. The knee aching is likely unrelated to the surgery. It may just be the stress of surgery as your body heal... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Mostly normal: The "mild splenomegaly" means a mildly enlarged spleen, which could just be normal for you. There are a huge number of reasons the spleen can be mildl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
It is one option: that's very effective in treating diabetes or "pre-diabetes". Various surgeries help to different degrees, but in general weight loss will help restor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
By EGD, UGI, or CT: Usually hiatal hernias cause some symptoms that prompt an EGD (endoscopy) which visualizes the hernia. An upper GI study (UGI) involves x-rays taken a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Should be okay ...: if your hernia is not causing you symptoms then I wouldn't worry about it. I am assuming you will abstain from food and/or water for a prescribed amou... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably ok: Did you have a laparoscopic or open repair? Is there an incision near your area of pain? It is probably just muscle soreness after the operation. If y... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Lipomas can push on: surrounding tissue, and if there is a nerve nearby that can lead to discomfort. Lipomas themselves are benign and tend to cause pain when they are in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
See your surgeon: What kind of hernia repair- groin or abdominal? Either way, the most likely causes of the bump are a normal fluid collection (seroma) that will go awa... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Ask your doctor: But usually about 2-3 weeks. Obviously it depends a lot on how big the actual wound is, but a healthy person typically heals pretty quickly. I am assu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Not usually: I have never heard of a tetanus shot causing chronic fatigue syndrome. It is much more likely to be related to your sleeping and eating patterns, if/w... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Hernias can recur: but the cause of your pain and tugging sensation is unclear. Hernias always have a risk of recurring, and the more hernia repairs you have the higher ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Distended GB: is normal if he is not eating anything by mouth. The emesis could be from multiple things, since I am assuming there are other health issues given he ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably normal: But without being able to exam you or ask more questions I can't say for sure if you can wait until next week. Lactic acid alone doesn't tell me much.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Could be a hernia: That is the most likely explanation. If you have liver disease it may be related to that. I would suggest seeing your doctor to be fully evaluated, an... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Probably gallstones: The gallstones block the normal flow of bile out of your GB. The liver makes the bile and the GB stores it. When you eat a meal, esp fatty or spicy, t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
It's changing but: in general the guidelines are a BMI > 35 with other related medical problems to obesity, or anyone with a BMI > 40 regardless. Different insuran... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
No,not in good hands: But there are risks, just as with any surgery. There are many safe, effective weight loss surgery options. For best results, you should see a surgeon ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
Could be normal but: see your surgeon to make sure. What is the color of the discharge? What kind of bits- like blood clots, tissue, stool? A small amount of mucous can be... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
See your doctor: What kind of pain- at the incisions, or deeper inside, similar to previous pain? You could have a retained gallstone which is mimicking your previous ... Read More

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Nov 11, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) same thoughts. tyvm! I'm also BC surv. the lipomas r hurting.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! thankyou i can relax until next may when i hope to have a reversal.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Awards

Top Bariatrician , First Place, National - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Francisco Region - Fall
2014
Top Bariatrician, First Place, California - Spring
2017
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