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

Dr. David Lourie's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lourie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. Houshmand Joseph Naim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
321 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Naim's clinical interests: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naim accepts. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Naim is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $17,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $921
Dr. James M Halls, MD
Specializes in Radiology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. James Halls practices radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Halls's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal imaging and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London.

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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
774 Terrace 49
Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Cynthia Henrie specializes in family therapy and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Henrie's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. She takes Aetna insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include depression, person-centered therapy, and conduct disorder. Dr. Connolly is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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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.
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