Who We Are

Who We Are


South Coast Specialty Center

As a well-renowned surgery center in Orange County, South Coast Specialty Surgery Center was founded on the principles of providing patients and physicians with the finest quality care in a compassionate and efficient manner. The physicians are supported by a highly skilled team of registered nurses and surgical technicians specially trained in a multi-specialty surgical and recovery care center.

Our staff is carefully selected for their dedication to providing personalized care and service. Education, experience and licensure are verified on all medical staff members and professional staff.

Our surgery center is dedicated to utilizing the latest surgical technologies to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients. We employ the Overstitch, Signia™ Stapling System, and LigaSure™ technology to provide our surgeons with precision and control during procedures, resulting in superior patient outcomes and faster recovery times. Our commitment to integrating these cutting-edge technologies into our practice sets us apart from other centers, and demonstrates our focus on staying at the forefront of new developments in surgical techniques. We believe that by incorporating these advanced tools into our practice, we can continue to attract patients who are seeking the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies, as well as top talent in the field who value superior patient care. Our dedicated team of surgeons and staff is committed to providing the highest level of care and expertise, and we take pride in being a leader in surgical advancements.

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Dr.Naim and his staff was absolutely AMAZING! They took time to answer all my questions, and made me feel at ease about my procedure.I knew exactly what to expect before and after surgery because I was given all the information and reassurance I needed. I had my gastrointestinal sleeve surgery preformed 4 months ago and am dropping all my unwanted weight SUCCESSFULLY! I have ZERO regrets about moving forward with my surgery and would recommend this approach to anyone that struggles with overeating.
Very friendly and professional staff. I had Gastric Balloon done today "Jan 27th" at "South Coast Specialty Surgery Center" with Dr. Michael Russo which done very on-time. After the process, I woke up very normal with zero pain. However it's been just couple hours I'm so feeling well and very normal, No Stomach discomfort. No Nausea, and No vomiting at all. I can do my personal things very well and also started getting back to work and checking my emails as regular. A big appreciation to Dr. Michael Russo and his team for their great work!
This company has not paid a an invoice for equipment due 11/27/21! Payment has been made. Thank you
One of the most caring and professional experience I’ve ever received. Nurses Jennifer and Lu were amazing. Thank you so much for taking care of me before and after my sleeve surgery. My surgeon Atif Iqbal was marvelous. Thank you. God bless you guys.Pete
I came in to ask about the vertical gastric sleeve procedure. I saw Dr. Naim and his great staff at South Coast specialty surgery center. All my questions were answered so I went ahead and did the procedure there (2/11/21) and I couldn’t be anymore happier. The staff there is great, very thoughtful of my procedure and ensured I felt confident and ready for surgery, not to mention the surgeon Dr. Naim and his P.A Carolyn are very confident in what they do and answer any questions to the they can. I would recommend any member of my family to this center and this doctor. It’s truly a life changing experience. I will also post a follow up review on my results. Stay tuned peeps!
They saved my life literally thanks to every single one of them I gained my life back they are so welcoming and they make you feel at home! Everyone is on top of what they have to be doing. Special shout out to Gladys and for believing in me and pushing me! ❤️You guys won’t regret it book your appointment!
Very professional staff. Everyone is very helpful and kind. I always feel welcome and comfortable coming here. Both Dr. Naim and the physicians assistant Carolyn are excellent medical professionals. I am very happy with the results of the procedure I had, I would recommend them to anyone.

All of our Physicians are Board Certified in their respective area of expertise.

South Coast Specialty Surgery Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO). As a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center, we have met the rigorous requirements to receive this accreditation. Joint Commission standards address our center’s performance in ambulatory surgery, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner. The Joint Commission’s accreditation process concentrates on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care. This accreditation provides structure to our ambulatory surgery center from leadership and patient safety to infection control, performance improvement and emergency management.

If you have any concerns or feedback about the facility or the care you or a loved one received here, please contact our nursing supervisor at (800) 578-8521 . If you have further concerns about your care, you are invited to contact the Joint Commission by e-mailing complaint@jointcommission.org or calling (toll-free): (800) 994-6610.

  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Orthopedic & Spine
  • Pain Management
  • ENT
  • Podiatry
  • PRP & Stem Cell
  • Cosmetic
  • Breast Implant Illness Surgery
  • Anesthesia

Dr. Joseph Naim

Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and received his…


Dr. Christopher Ninh

Orthopedic & Spine

Dr. Ninh is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in Southern California. Working with an…


Dr. Don Kim


Dr. Kim has been the Medical Director of Kim Foot & Ankle Centers, Inc. since 1991. He enjoys all aspects of podiatry; however, he…


Dr. Yashar Ilkhchoui

Pain Management

Dr. Yashar Ilkhchoui is an anesthesiologist specializing in interventional and minimally invasive techniques for acute or…