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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, who practices in Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Huntington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. 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 affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Laparoscopic 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. Dr. Naim's clinical interests include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Naim is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and St. Mary's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallstones, Weight Loss, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $17,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $921
Cynthia Ann Henrie
Specializes in Family Therapy
1460 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Cynthia Henrie specializes in family therapy and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Henrie include alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Ms. Henrie is an in-network provider for 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 practices psychology in South Pasadena, CA, Claremont, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Connolly's clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and conduct disorder. He is in-network 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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