Overcoming obesity and embracing a healthier body and life is a journey, which can be much easier with the help of medical weight loss procedures. The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles is headed by Dr. David Davtyan, a bariatric weight loss surgery specialist near Ontario, California. Our facilities in the greater Los Angeles area offer advanced options in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and procedures that can help you achieve your health goals.
Millions of people struggle with losing excess weight. The body can seem to fight against your efforts to lose weight, which is why bariatric procedures are often recommended for those with high body mass indexes, or BMIs. By restricting how much food can be consumed at each meal, weight loss procedures offer tools that can accelerate weight loss. Some of the bariatric and weight loss procedures we offer at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles include:
- Lap-Band surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery)
- Lap-Band removal and revision surgery
- Gastric plication surgery
- Gastric balloon (Orbera® and Obalon™)
Dr. David Davtyan is a world-renowned bariatric specialist who has helped thousands of patients improve their health and quality of life. He provides personalized weight loss programs that include comprehensive counseling and preparation before surgery or weight loss procedure, and support after the procedure to ensure success.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
One of the most requested bariatric procedures is gastric sleeve surgery. This weight loss surgery can reduce the size of the stomach by up to 80%, creating a small, elongated stomach that is banana or sleeve shaped. Also called a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically through a few small incisions in the abdomen. The rounded bottom of the stomach is removed, closing the open side with staples to create the smaller, tube stomach.
Sleeve gastrectomy patients can lose 100 or more pounds after their surgery by following a healthier diet. The small stomach makes it easier to eat less, and there are hormonal changes that can help reduce hunger. After the procedure, solid food is restricted for a few weeks while the stomach heals, but eventually patients can eat most foods, just in smaller quantities.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is a more invasive option for restricting the size of the stomach. Not only is a small stomach created, but the digestive system is changed to reduce the amount of food that is absorbed. The larger portion of the stomach is “bypassed,” and food is poorly digested, which results in less calories and nutrients absorbed in the intestines.
Dr. David Davtyan does not perform or recommend gastric bypass surgery due to its malabsorptive nature. He offers multiple minimally invasive weight loss surgery and procedure options that are less intensive and effective.
During the initial consultation with his patients, Dr. Davtyan provides information on the various weight loss procedures he offers. The patient’s health, BMI, lifestyle, age, medical conditions and other factors can impact which weight loss surgery or bariatric procedure he recommends. Sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent solution to restrict food consumption, while gastric balloons are temporary. Lap-Band and gastric plication surgeries may be recommended for patients who want a reversible procedure.
If you are tired of feeling trapped in an unhealthy body that impacts your quality of life and appearance, come see our bariatric team at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. We offer minimally invasive weight loss options to help you achieve your health goals. To begin your journey, contact our team to schedule your personal and complimentary consultation with our bariatric weight loss surgery specialist near Ontario, California.