What We Do
Our bariatric surgeons have extensive experience in weight-loss surgery, and are innovators in minimally invasive bariatric and laparoscopic surgery. Bariatric surgery can be a highly effective treatment for reducing excess weight and improving or resolving comorbiditiesin obese patients.
Conditions We Treat
Surgeons treat patients using a variety of surgical procedures, depending on individual needs. Specialists have extensive experience with all the minimally invasive weight loss procedures and do these procedures laparoscopically. Their areas of expertise include:
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Adjustable gastric banding (lap band)
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
- Intragastric balloons
Why We Are Different
Our board-certified bariatric surgeons have over 50 years of combined experience and have performed more than 5,000 bariatric surgeries. They perform surgeries in a Level 1 ACS bariatric center (the highest level of accreditation), and manage some of the most challenging and complex patients. Our surgeons have received Health Grades’ Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for six consecutive years, and are ranked among the best in the U.S. for bariatric surgery. They are each highly experienced in laparoscopic techniques, and carefully match patients with the appropriate surgical procedure, working closely with other healthcare teams at Westmed to provide an integrated level of care for our patients.