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We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. David J Lourie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA

Dr. David Lourie sees patients in Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lourie is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
321 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Houshmand Naim specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Naim attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Naim average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $17,000
  • Medicare Cost: $921
Dr. James M Halls, MD
Specializes in Radiology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. James Halls sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is radiology (X-ray and medical imaging). His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal imaging and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Halls graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Imaging Procedures, Gastrointestinal Imaging

Cynthia Ann Henrie
Specializes in Family Therapy
1460 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Cynthia Henrie's specialty is family therapy. Patient ratings for Ms. Henrie average 3.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Henrie's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. She honors Aetna insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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Dr. Robert Leo Connolly, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
633 West Fifth Street; Suite 2613, Office 2
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Robert Connolly's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and conduct disorder. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.