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You already know that obesity is a life-threatening medical condition, and you might even ready to do something about your weight. You know you aren’t happy with being obese, and you don’t want the pain of obesity to determine your future. You want to set a good example for your family, and you want to be there for your kids and grandkids in the years to come. You know what causes obesity, and you may even have already considered combating obesity with bariatric surgery.
Find Out Which Weight Loss Surgery Is Right For You
Are you ready to turn your life around with weight loss surgery, but you aren’t sure which bariatric surgery is right for you? Our board-certified Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya can help you figure out which is the best weight loss surgery for your body and your weight loss goals.
Only an experienced bariatric surgeon like Dr. Dahiya can give you a definitive recommendation, so go ahead and schedule yourweight loss surgery consultation at our office in Lakewood. You’ve got nothing but pounds to lose. In the meantime, here is some basic information about the types of bariatric surgery Dr. Dahiya performs here in the LA area.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery – LAP-BAND® and REALIZE® Band
Laparoscopic gastric banding is a form of weight loss surgery that is effective, adjustable, and reversible. Currently, the two gastric bands approved for bariatric surgery by the FDA are the LAP-BAND® and the REALIZE® Band (also called Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band or SAGB). LAP-BAND® surgery and REALIZE® Band surgery are equally safe, and both have a great track record of helping patients get down to a healthy weight.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Instead of using an implanted device like a gastric band, gastric bypass surgery actually changes the way your digestive tract operates to help you eat less food and absorb fewer calories. The Roux-en-Y method removes most of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch that fills up quickly, which is how gastric bypass surgery works to help you lose weight.
Dr. Dahiya has pioneered and perfected a technique for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery that has actually been named after him—the Dahiya Vertical Micropouch™. This innovative approach is done laparoscopically to minimize the risks, complications, and recovery time for gastric bypass surgery.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Also called the stomach staple surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy requires less follow-up care and nutritional supplements than gastric bypass surgery. With this gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Dahiya uses surgical staples to form your stomach into a sleeve-shaped tube about one-third its original size, then removes the excess. This significantly reduces your stomach capacity, but not as dramatically as other weight loss surgeries.
To learn more about your options for weight loss surgery in Los Angeles, please contact our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya and find out which weight loss surgery is best for you.