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

Dr. David J Lourie MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
(626) 793-7955

Dr. David Lourie works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lourie's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lourie accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lourie is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

All Interests: daVinci Robotic Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
321 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 684-4070; (310) 975-9546

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. Dr. Naim's areas of expertise include obesity, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Naim attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bariatric Surgery / Surgeries, Gallbladder Surgery / Surgeries (Cholecystectomy), Gallstones, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $17,000
  • Medicare Cost: $921
Dr. James M Halls MD
Specializes in Radiology (X-Ray and Medical Imaging)
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 442-7450

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

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Imaging of the Gastrointestinal, Foregut Diseases, Imaging of Bariatric Surgery

Ms. Cynthia Ann Henrie MFT, BCETS, LMFT, CATSM
Specializes in Family Therapy
1460 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 829-3548

Ms. Cynthia Henrie practices family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Henrie include alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Ms. Henrie is in-network for Aetna insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Pre/Post-Gastric Bypass Surgery, Alternative Therapies, Psychotherapy, Abuse, Adjustment, Adoption, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Leo Connolly PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
633 West Fifth Street; Suite 2613, Office 2
Los Angeles, CA
(626) 768-1083

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: Pre/Post-Gastric Bypass Surgery, Individual Therapy & Counseling, Marriage, Couples, or ... (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.