Farida Bounoua, MD, FACS

Farida Bounoua, MD, FACS

Farida Bounoua, MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon and is performing bariatric surgeries at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery
For Appointments 805-737-3382

Dr. Bounoua performs laparoscopic bariatric surgeries. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and completed her internship and residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Bounoua held a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Procedures Performed

  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Spleen Surgeries
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Appendectomy Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colorectal Surgeries
  • Inguinal Hernia 
  • Hemorrhoids Surgery
  • Single Incision Surgeries
  • Cyst and Lipoma Surgeries

Education and Training

FellowshipCedars-Sinai Medical CenterMinimally Invasive and Weight-Loss Surgery2008
ResidencySanta Barbara Cottage Hospital2007
InternshipSanta Barbara Cottage Hospital2002
ResidencyUniversity of Paris DescartesEmergency Medicine1997
ResidencyUniversity of Paris DescartesAllergy and Immunology1990
Medical SchoolUniversity of Algeria, National Institute of Higher Learning1987

Certifications and Licenses

  • ABMS - American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
  • California Medical Board - Physician and Surgeon


  • American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • The Society of American Gastroenterology Endoscopy (SAGES)
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow (FACS)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Available at Lompoc Health - North H Center

1225 North H St, Lompoc, CA

Primary Care and Specialties Monday - Thursday
8 am – 5 pm
8 am – 12 pm
Urgent Care Everyday
9 am – 9 pm

(805) 737-8700

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