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Brian C. Sung, MD

Languages: English
Specialties
  • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Brian Sung, M.D., is the Medical Director for the Surgical Program at Swedish Weight Loss. Dr. Sung is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Sung completed his undergraduate education in California at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Sung received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, and returned to his home state of California for his general surgery residency training at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California. During his residency, Dr. Sung was awarded a research fellowship in colorectal surgery in addition to the Resident Teaching Award in 2008. Dr. Sung furthered his training at Stanford University, completing his fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in addition to being appointed Clinical Instructor. His training in bariatric surgery included the gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and revisional bariatric surgery. In addition, Dr. Sung played an integral role in the initial experience of the Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) at Stanford. As part of his minimally invasive training, Dr. Sung is well versed in both general and bariatric surgery applications of robotic, single incision, and endoluminal surgery. Dr. Sung’s introduction to the power of bariatric surgery began as a medical student. He recalls caring for a bariatric patient who preoperatively was a brittle diabetic with significant insulin requirements but postoperatively required no insulin coverage at all. Having such a dramatic impact on a patient’s health and quality of life is why bariatric surgery became his vocation. In addition to spending time with his wife and son, Dr. Sung is an avid outdoorsman and enthusiast of the performing and culinary arts.
Education
Institution
Type
Stanford University, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California General Surgery
Residency
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical School
Professional Associations
ASMBS, ACS, SAGES
Personal Interests
Performing arts, Culinary Arts, Athletics, Outdoors like fishing, hiking, camping, golfing
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Services
Clinical Interests
  • bariatric revision surgery
  • da vinci robotic gastric bypass surgery
  • duodenal switch
  • endocrine surgery
  • endoscopic surgery
  • fundoplication
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric banding
  • gastric bypass
  • gastric sleeve
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • gastroplasty
  • hernia epigastric
  • hiatal hernia repair
  • insertion of gastric balloon
  • laparoscopic band adjustments
  • laparoscopic gastric restrictive procedure
  • laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
  • laparoscopic removal of gastric restrictive devices
  • laparoscopic revision of gastric restrictive procedure
  • laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • laparoscopy
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • obesity surgery
  • overstitch procedure
  • overweight
  • parathyroid disease
  • postphlebitic syndrome
  • pyloroplasty
  • roux-en-y bypass
  • stomach stapling
  • stomal hernia
  • ventral hernia
  • vertical banded gastroplasty
  • weight loss and bariatric surgery
Publications
Rosen DR1, Cologne KG, Popek SM, Sung BC, Ortega AE, Senagore AJ. Recurrent drug-induced ANCA vasculitis in a patient with Crohn's colitis treated with infliximab: a potential contraindication to immunosuppressive therapy. Am Surg. 2012 Dec;78(12):1406-8.

PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (48 Ratings, 7 Comments)

100

12/04/2016
Dr. Sung is wonderful!!!!!
90

08/22/2016
I have been very happy with care at weight loss clinic.
50

07/28/2016
Dr. Sung seemed angry that I was seeing him. Apparently, I was supposed to follow-up with a nurse or dietitian. I didn't know that. He told me to come back if I had any trouble with weight gain. He said he was supposed to be operating that day - I was wasting his time.
100

06/14/2016
Dr. Sung was easy to talk to and he is very knowledgeable about the work he does.
100

05/24/2016
Dr. Sung is very easy to talk to and he listens to what I say and easily picks up on my concerns.
100

04/26/2016
Incredible physician! Informative and approachable. I am so pleased he is my surgeon!
50

03/15/2016
Dr. Sung Is a very good and thorough Dr. He is always accommodating and explains issues well. I cannot express enough what a mess this office is. It is very unorganized and neither NP or PA are very nice. They both act like you are wasting there time. They want to give you their speech and not listen to your concerns.
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Swedish Weight Loss Services - First Hill
1124 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-2090
206-215-3099
Swedish Weight Loss Services - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Issaquah, WA 98029
206-215-2090
206-215-3099
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill