Christopher Taglia, MD, FACS, DABOM

Christopher Taglia, MD, FACS, DABOM

Dr. Christopher Taglia was born and raised in New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with a degree in biology and Spanish.

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Taglia attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his medical education, he was active in global health outreach, performing and conducting research in South America.

He completed his residency in general surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, with work in general surgery, trauma, laparoscopy, and endoscopy. He completed a fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, New York in minimally invasive and bariatric surgeries.

His specialties include advanced laparoscopic surgery, weight-loss surgery, endoscopy, anti-reflux surgery, and hernia repair.

Procedures Performed

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band removal
  • Paraesophageal hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Esophageal (Heller) myotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Small bowel resection
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Hernia repair
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Common bile duct exploration
  • Trans-gastric ERCP
  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Soft tissue mass excision
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Lymph node biopsy

Education and Training

Fellowship North Shore University Hospital Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery 2019
Residency and Internship Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital General Surgery 2018
Medical School Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2013
Undergraduate University of Miami BS, Biology, and Spanish 2008

Certifications and Licenses

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • California State Medical License
  • New York State Medical License

Professional Experience

Surgeon North Shore University Hospital Long Island, NY 2018-2019
General Surgery Resident Cottage Health Santa Barbara, CA 2013-2018

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



Read through some of Dr. Taglia's contributions to our health and wellness blog.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery: What It Is and Why It’s Here to Stay
On Sept. 20, 2021, the first robotic-assisted surgery was performed at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. The surgery was made possible by many people's hard work and collaboration. The surgical case, a bariatric (weight loss) surgery, went exceptionally well. The patient was discharged to her home the...
Healing Heartburn: More Important than You Think
When most people get concerned about their health, they tend to think about their risk of acquiring high blood pressure or diabetes as examples. They may focus on the potential for having a heart attack or stroke. These concerns are appropriate and justified, however, there is likely a disease...
The Link between COVID-19 and Obesity
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been taxing on all of us. By the time of writing this, approximately 10 million Americans have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and 238,000have lost their lives. And to make matters worse, beyond the immediate health impact of this virus, one cannot ignore...
Hernias and Your Options for Repair
A hernia is when something bulges through a space that should not exist. The confusing thing is that there are MANY types of hernias and not all hernias cause problems for patients.
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