Meet Dr. Robert V.  McKeen

Dr. Robert V. McKeen - South Bay Bariatrics - Weight Loss Surgeon 


Robert V. McKeen, MD, FACS
Robert V. McKeen, M.D., FACS

Dr. McKeen is a Board Certified General Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. He has specialized in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery throughout his 20 years of practice and has performed over 8,000 minimally invasive procedures. In 2001, Dr. Robert McKeen expanded his practice to include Bariatric surgery performing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding. In 2003 his practice changed to specialize in Bariatric Surgery only.  He is dedicated to the minimally invasive treatment of patients with a full service Bariatric Program, South Bay Bariatrics.



Educational Experience 

February 2014Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Course
December 2013Board Recertification by the American Board of Surgery
June 2008REALIZE Band Training Course, Cinncinatti, Ohio
January 2008StomaphyX Course, Ohio State Medical Center
October 2007Gastric Sleeve Course, New York, NY
October 2002BioEnterics LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System Program
July 2001 Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Perceptorship Program with Dr. Alan Whitgrove and Dr. Wesley Clark
June 1995 Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
1987-1993 Graduate of General Surgery from the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD
1984-1987 Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC
1978-1982 Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Claremont Men's College in Claremont, CA

Work Experience

Aug 2003-present Bariatric Surgery Practice in San Jose, CA and extended Bay Area
2001-Aug 2003 Bariatric Surgery Practice in Payson, Utah
1993-Aug 2003 General Surgery Practice in Payson, Utah
1987-1993 St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD Surgical Residency
1989-1990 Research Fellowship University of Tennessee-Knoxville Dept of Surgery
1982-1983 Ojai Valley High School, Faculty
1979-1984 Kuzell Institute of Arthritis-Medical Research Institutes of San Francisco


1979 -1984         Joseph V. Levy, Ph.D., Kuzell Institute of Arthritis-Medical Research Institutes of San Francisco in prostaglandin research


Kimball I. Maull, M.D., Research Fellow at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in mediators of shock and response to trauma



  • Research grant from Physicians Medical and Educational Research Foundation of Tennessee. PAF inhibitor WEB2086 in rat trauma model, 1989
  • Scholarshipp awarded by Kuzell Institute of Arthritis-Medical Research Institutes of San Francisco for Phosphotidylinisitol as second messenger in PAF activation of diabetic rat platelets; 1984 PAC activation of platelets, 1983; Prostaglandins in kidneys of SLE mice, 1982
  • Promoted with distinction, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1984
  • Dean's list 1972-1978 Claremont Men's College, Claremont, CA


  • Laparascopic experience in acute cholecystitis in a community hospital. R. McKeen and J. Singer 1993 submitted for publication.
  • Plasminogen activator inhibitor activity in neonates on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. R. McKeen, M. Godlman, RC Carroll American Journal of Hematology 38 (3): 254-44 1991.
  • Effect of PAF inhibitor on nitrogen balance in a rat trauma model. R. McKeen, M. Karlstad, KI Maull, RC Carroll, 1989; presented at the Association of Academic Surgeons, Houston 1990.
  • Firinolytic shutdown in severely injured ICU patients. R. Chin, R. McKeen, M. Goldman, RC Carroll, 1989. Presented at the 1989 Congress on Fibrinolysis, Indianapolis, Indiana-poster.
  • Fibrinolytic shutdown, plasminogen activator inhibitor and endotoxemia in severely injured ICU patients. R. Chin, R. McKeen, M. Goldman, RC Carroll. Fibrinolysis 4: Supp 3,61, 1990.

Societies and Memberships:

  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons



Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery-Good Samaritan Hospital


Board of Directors-Health Utah (1600 member statewide IPA)


Department of Surgery Chairman--Timpanogas Hospital


Board of Directors-UPN (300 member IPA)


UMA Delegate


Director of Trauma--Mountain View Hospital


Department of Surgery Chairman--Mountain View Hospital


Utah State Trauma Task Force




Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revisional Surgery, General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.