Dr. Zeenat Hasan

Bariatrics
San Francisco, CA
16 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Depends on how: long it's been in, and what type of tube it is. Typically should heal pretty quickly within a week or two, but sometimes can take longer. A small amou... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Unlikely: An isolated elevation of your ALT is very unlikely to represent cancer. Consult with the physician who ordered your tests to thoroughly go over your r... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Likely shin splints: The treatment is rest. It is an overuse injury caused by increasing your running routine/intensity too quickly. Rest it to avoid further injury. Cross... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
It depends on you: Studies site b/w a 60-80% excess body weight loss with the sleeve (so if you are 100 pounds overweight, you could expect a 60-80 lb weight loss). Howe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Life changing: Make sure you talk fully with your surgery team before surgery and that you have a full understanding of the surgery and consequences BEFORE you do it... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Call your surgeon: Or request records from the hospital at which you had the procedure done. Your medical records are your own, and any hospital is required to release t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Many things ...: but basic IV fluids are usually saline water, sometimes with added electrolytes or sugar. There are many different medications that are also administe... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
This is normal: the GB stores bile that is made by the liver. In response to a fatty meal, the GB squeezes and empties the bile into the intestines to help digest you... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Usually not: A polyp that small usually does not cause pain or problems. I would investigate other causes of pain and see a doctor to help with the workup. Good lu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Yes: Typically appendicitis pain gets progressively worse and is unrelenting. Eventually it will rupture, but that time frame varies depending on the perso... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Avoid constipation: Internal hemorrhoids (dilated/engorged veins) are further inside the anus, so not visible from the outside. It is very common for internal hemorrhoids... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Yes: 7 months after abdominal hernia repair you should be able to return normal activities, including ab exercises unless otherwise directed by your surgeo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Very complex but ...: in general the NIH guidelines are anyone with a BMI >35 with other related medical problems to obesity, or anyone with a BMI > 40 regardless. In... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: but I tell my patients that after 2 weeks they can drive as long as they are not on narcotic pain medications and they feel healthy enough to react qu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Eventually, yes ...: but you should have regular follow up with your surgeon as well as your OB before getting ready to conceive. In general I tell patients to wait 12 mon... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
It can vary but: in general symptoms include abdominal pain/discomfort, tugging/pulling sensation, bulge/protrusion of the abdominal wall, sometimes even nausea or red... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Yes: You can with any type of hernia. Just be gentle and careful, and if it causes a lot of pain stop. Listen to your body. Reducing your hernia as it's ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Standard approach: is the laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which uses small incisions and long instruments to remove the gallbladder. Removal of the GB is the only way to g... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
See a doctor but: it sounds like it could be an inguinal hernia. Other possibilities include abscess (infection), swollen lymph node, fungal infection, or varicocele/hy... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
A tough problem ...: but unless you are having pain or symptoms it may not be necessary to fix your hernia recurrence. Each time a hernia is repaired, the chances of it st... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Yes it usually is: It depends on what symptoms led you to have surgery and the specific hernia characteristics. If reflux is the main driver, most ppl have resolution af... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Bariatrics: in the context of surgery/medicine refers to the field of weight loss. Usually people are referring to bariatric surgery, which is the field of achiev... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Can happen anytime: Unfortunately hernia repairs are never as strong as the original tissue, and there is always a small chance they could come back regardless of what yo... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Yes definitely: Gastric bypass (like the Roux en Y or the duodenal switch) always improves diabetes, and in many cases can cure it, even before significant weight los... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Probably not: however, it may eliminate the symptoms you feel from your hernia. Excess weight would definitely make an existing hiatal hernia more symptomatic. If y... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 16 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
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Nov 11, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hasan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) same thoughts. tyvm! I'm also BC surv. the lipomas r hurting.
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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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