Michael H. Li, MD

General Surgery
Accepting new patients
This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Dr. Li is a board certified general surgeon with a special focus in minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Dr. Li is skilled in bariatric surgery which includes laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric band. He is also experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder disease, abdominal wall hernias, hiatal hernias, gastroesophageal reflux, diseases of the spleen, adrenal gland disorders, and intestinal disease - stomach/intestinal/colon cancer, diverticulitis, obstruction.

Dr. Li understands that patients are more than their medical problems. He strives to provide quality and compassionate care to the whole person. Dr. Li's desire is to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, not only addressing the disease process, but also providing comfort and emotional support during their journey. Dr. Li is committed to upholding this standard with each and every patient. When not caring for patients, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with his family.




Medical Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2016


Minimally Invasive Adv Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Su, Scripps Clinic & Research, 2017


General Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2016


MD, New York Medical College, 2011


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023

Areas of Focus

Gallbladder surgery
Abdominal wall hernia
Complex hernia repair
Small bowel obstruction
Minimally invasive surgery
Hernia repair


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023