Bariatric Surgery
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BMI Categories
Underweight
less than 18.5
Healthy Weight
greater than 18.5 and less than 25
Overweight
greater than 25 and less than 30
Obese
greater than 30

What We Do

Our bariatric surgeons have extensive experience in weight-loss surgery, and are innovators in minimally invasive bariatric and laparoscopic surgery. Bariatric surgery can be a highly effective treatment for reducing excess weight and improving or resolving comorbidities in obese patients.

 

Conditions We Treat

Surgeons treat patients using a variety of surgical procedures, depending on individual needs. Bariatric surgery helps facilitate weight loss through multiple means, including malabsorption, restriction, altered hormone levels and changes in brain receptors.

 

Modes of Treatment

Specialists have extensive experience with all the minimally invasive weight loss procedures and do these procedures laparoscopically. Their areas of expertise include:

 

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Adjustable gastric banding (lap band)
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Intragastric balloons

 

Why We Are Different

Our board-certified bariatric surgeons have over 50 years of combined experience and have performed more than 5,000 bariatric surgeries. They perform surgeries in a Level 1 ACS bariatric center (the highest level of accreditation), and manage some of the most challenging and complex patients. Our surgeons have received Health Grades’ Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for six consecutive years, and are ranked among the best in the U.S. for bariatric surgery. Physicians on the bariatric surgery team have performed live surgeries by teleconference at many society meetings, and continue to present their research internationally. Surgeons are highly experienced in laparoscopic techniques, and carefully match patients with the appropriate surgical procedure, working closely with other healthcare teams at WESTMED. 


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