Obesity and excessive weight gain are common, impacting health, appearance and quality of life. For those struggling to lose excess weight, it can be a defeating process. Simply eating less and exercising are not always effective, as it can be difficult to sustain this on your own. The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles offers innovative options in bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss options to help you achieve your goals. If you are seeking a bariatric weight loss surgery specialist near Burbank, California, contact us to speak with Dr. David Davtyan.
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Weight loss surgery and treatments can give you the tools you need to finally lose your excess weight. Dr. Davtyan is a bariatric weight loss specialist who has earned a reputation as one of the top bariatric surgeons in the country with decades of experience in his field. He has helped thousands of patients lose weight using the tool of weight loss surgery at our state-of-the-art medical center near Burbank, CA. We offer a wide variety of bariatric surgery options as well as non-surgical weight loss options.
Burbank Gastric Sleeve Surgery
One of the most requested bariatric surgeries is the gastric sleeve. Also called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is an effective procedure to reduce the size of the stomach and impact hormonal changes to stimulate improved metabolism. The sleeve surgery is performed through small incisions in the abdomen with laparoscopic instruments. The stomach is stapled to create a smaller, elongated stomach, shaped like a banana. Up to 80% of the stomach is removed once the stomach is stapled.
Gastric sleeve surgery helps increase weight loss in two ways. First, the stapled stomach is only about a fifth of the size, reducing the amount of food the patient can consume. Second, the portion of the stomach removed is where much of the hormone ghrelin is made, which affects hunger in the brain. Unlike other bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass, the digestive system is not changed, and nutritional absorption remains the same.
Burbank Gastric Bypass Surgery
Also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), gastric bypass has been used for decades for fast weight loss. The procedure is more invasive than the gastric sleeve surgery, as it not only creates a smaller pouch in the stomach to hold food, but it also removes some of the intestine and reroutes the small intestine. The small stomach pouch with the removal of portions of the small intestine restricts consumption and reduces the amount of nutrients absorbed from the small amount of food consumed. This does allow for fast and extensive weight loss, but it can also lead to nutritional deficiencies.
Dr. Davtyan does not recommend or perform gastric bypass surgery, but he suggests less invasive alternatives for patients looking to achieve significant weight loss.
Burbank Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy can be a wonderful alternative to gastric bypass surgery. Patients can lose a significant amount of weight – many patients have lost 100, 200 or more pounds with a sleeve gastrectomy. The hormonal changes can reduce hunger and the smaller stomach restricts food consumption to maintain the weight loss.
On top of gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Davtyan offers many other weight loss surgery and treatment options. These include:
- Lap-Band surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery)
- Lap-Band removal and revision surgery
- Gastric plication surgery
- Gastric balloon (Orbera® and Obalon™)
If you are interested in taking control of your weight for better health and appearance, come see us at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. We are located in Beverly Hills near Burbank, CA. Contact us today to schedule your weight loss consultation with our world-renowned weight loss specialist, Dr. David Davtyan.