Are you looking for minimally-invasive weight loss surgery near Victorville? You can trust Dr. David. G. Davtyan. He is an experienced physician who is not only board certified in Surgery and Bariatric Medicine, but also considered one of the most respected weight loss surgeons in the Los Angeles area.
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As a bariatric patient himself, Dr. Davtyan is remarkably empathetic when helping patients lose weight and regain control over their body, health, and future. To ensure we meet the needs of each patient, The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles proudly offers the following minimally-invasive bariatric surgeries and endoscopic weight loss procedures at our Victorville, CA clinic:
- Lap-Band surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery)
- Lap-Band removal and revision surgery
- Gastric plication surgery
- Gastric balloon (Orbera® and Obalon™)
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is a type of surgical procedure that is designed to help people who are severely obese lose weight. Bariatric surgery typically involves making changes to the digestive system to restrict the amount of food that a person can eat and absorb. This can involve reducing the size of the stomach or rerouting the small intestine. Bariatric surgery is typically recommended for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with other obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is usually considered a last resort after other weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, have failed. Bariatric surgery can be very effective for helping people to lose weight and improve their overall health, but it is a decision that must be carefully guided by a qualified provider such as Dr. Davtyan in Victorville, CA.
Safer Alternatives to Gastric Bypass Surgery
Bariatric surgery doesn’t have to involve gastric bypass surgery. In fact, Dr. Davtyan does not perform or recommend gastric bypass surgery due to the risk for complications. Some of the potential dangers of gastric bypass surgery include infection, bleeding, blood clots, digestive problems, dumping syndrome, nutritional deficiencies, and weight regain.
At Weight Loss Surgery of Los Angeles, we offer safer and less-invasive procedures for effective weight loss, including gastric balloons, gastric sleeve, endoscopic gastric sleeve (accordion procedure), Lap-Band, and gastric plication.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of bariatric surgery that involves removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller, banana-shaped stomach. This helps to limit the amount of food that a person can eat and makes them feel full faster, which can lead to significant weight loss.
During the procedure, Dr. Davtyan will make several small incisions in the abdomen and use a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera and surgical instruments attached) to remove approximately 75% of the stomach. The remaining portion of the stomach is then stapled closed to create a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach.
Gastric sleeve surgery is typically recommended for people who are severely obese and have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. It can be an effective way to help people lose weight and improve their overall health, but it also carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, and digestive problems.
As with any surgical procedure, it is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Davtyan to determine if it is the right option for you.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy
One of the most popular weight loss procedures we offer is sleeve gastrectomy. Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, offers several potential benefits, including:
- Significant weight loss: Sleeve gastrectomy can lead to significant weight loss, with most people losing around 50-60% of their excess weight within the first two years after surgery.
- Improved health: Sleeve gastrectomy can help to improve or resolve many obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint pain.
- Reduced hunger: Sleeve gastrectomy can help to reduce feelings of hunger and increase feelings of fullness, making it easier to stick to a healthy diet.
- Increased physical activity: Many people who undergo sleeve gastrectomy find that they are able to become more physically active and enjoy activities that they were unable to do before surgery.
- Improved quality of life: Sleeve gastrectomy can help to improve overall quality of life by reducing the physical and emotional burden of obesity.
- Lower risk of complications: Compared to some other types of weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy carries a lower risk of complications such as malnutrition, dumping syndrome, and bowel obstruction.
Ready to learn if this procedure is right for you? Dr. Davtyan can help you further understand the risks benefits of sleeve gastrectomy and other weight loss surgeries at our Victorville office.
Schedule Your Weight Loss Surgery Consultation in Victorville
Whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds, come see us at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. We have locations throughout the Los Angeles area to conveniently serve you, including centers near Victorville, California.
To schedule your complimentary bariatric consultation, call our Victorville office or contact us online. We look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on your weight loss journey.