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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA

Dr. David Lourie is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lourie at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lourie accepts. Dr. Lourie attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naim is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. 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 works as a radiologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal imaging and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Halls attended medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London. His professional 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 practices family therapy. These areas are among Ms. Henrie's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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 is a psychologist. His clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and conduct disorder. Dr. Connolly takes 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.