Farah A. Husain M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

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Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (199 Ratings, 25 Comments)

Expertise

  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Bariatric Surgery

Education

  • B.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming 1997
  • M.D., George Washington University, Washington, DC 2001
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, 2001-2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010-2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery 2006

Biography

Dr. Husain has a passion for health and wellness.  She enjoys helping patients work towards their goals of weight loss and improving their quality of life.  She enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them.  Watching patients change their lifestyle and embrace their health is exciting and rewarding.

Dr. Husain trained and served in the U.S. Army as an Active Duty surgeon from 2001-2010.  After completing her training, she had two tours overseas in support of OIF.  After completing her time with the Army, Dr. Husain joined Emory University for fellowship training.  She then travelled to Denver, CO and helped Colorado's Kaiser Permanente group start the first Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management Department.  During her time with KP-Colorado, she was named the Outstanding Teacher by the General Surgery residency program at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, and was nominated for Provider of the Year.   She served as the Area Service Chief for Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management and was a member of the Clinical Competency Committee.  She served as the Vice-President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  She also is a member of the Bariatric Surgery Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Husain also speaks some Urdu and Spanish.

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Languages

  • Spanish (some)
  • Urdu

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (199 Ratings, 25 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.9
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.8
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.7

Patient Comments

  • May 03, 2018

    wish I would have been told of cpap issue in March..

  • Apr 28, 2018

    not dying everything we went over on mychart verified and doing great nothing needs to be changed

  • Mar 12, 2018

    the only negative thing I have to say is that in talking with so many people, the fact that I did not want oxycodone as my prescribed med got missed. I had told one of my many care team this, but it was still what I was prescribed. It makes me very sick. They did try and fix it by giving me zofran as well.

  • Feb 15, 2018

    The clinic and provider do not appear to understand PCOS and obesity, which I tried to explain. I am not fat because I have a food addiction. I am fat because I have PCOS and the clinic refused to understand that. It was and still is shameful to know that they could not understand my situation.

  • Nov 09, 2017

    the resident was less helpful or knowledgeable about the history

  • Oct 12, 2017

    As usual, Dr. Husain was amazing. She explained everything clearly and thoroughly. She answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns.

  • Oct 12, 2017

    I felt very comfortable with this Doctor, she had way of relaxing me when I was very worrier and stressed, If I needed to Have my Medical issues resolved again I would ask for her to treat me.

  • Sep 08, 2017

    Dr. Husain is amazing and makes me feel so comfortable and at ease. She explains everything very thoroughly and takes time to answer all questions and discuss concerns.

  • Sep 07, 2017

    she is a specialist do wet are working on a plan for a reoccurring medical problem.

  • Aug 04, 2017

    Dr. Hussein was very knowledgeable about my history, listened attentively to my explanations of past and current health issues and offered good ideas to pursue. I look forward to working with her. She ordered blood tests that the nutrition panel did not cover. I am presuming all is well since no one called to say otherwise

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