Brian T. Chin, MD, FACS

Dr. Brian Chin practices advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and general surgery at BASS Medical Group’s Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices. Dr. Chin is an expert in advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted surgery.

Dr. Chin has special expertise in the treatment of:

  • Morbid obesity (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable band placement, and revisional bariatric surgery)
  • Abdominal wall hernias (laparoscopic inguinal, incisional, and ventral hernia repair)
  • Hiatal hernias and paraesophageal hernias
  • Benign and malignant conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication), achalasia (laparoscopic Heller myotomy), and benign and malignant stomach tumors
  • Gallbladder disease (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)
  • Benign and malignant solid organ disease (laparoscopic splenectomy, adrenalectomy, and pancreatectomy)
  • Benign and malignant conditions of the colon and rectum, such as diverticulitis, colon cancer, and rectal cancer (laparoscopic colectomy)
  • Venous disease (varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and venous stasis wounds)

Dr. Brian Chin was born and raised in the Bay Area. After graduating from Acalanes High School in Lafayette he ventured cross-country to coastal Maine, where he graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics. From there, he went on to earn a master’s degree in applied physics from Columbia University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, then returned to California for his surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Department of Medicine’s Halasz Award for surgical consultation and the Department of Surgery’s Chairman’s Prize for teaching and service excellence. Additionally, he served as administrative chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, working alongside world-renowned leaders at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Brian Chin is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in advanced trauma life support by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Chin also serves as a trauma surgeon at the John Muir Medical Center, which is certified as a level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons and is Contra Costa County’s only trauma center.  He sees patients in Walnut Creek and Brentwood.