How to Choose the Best Gastric Bypass Surgeon
Medical centers with weight loss programs that promise to help with excess weight have been opening in every part of California. The problem is that many of these surgeons may not have the experience of pioneers like Theodore Khalili, MD, FACS, founder of the Weight Loss Surgery of Southern California.
To date, Dr. Khalili has helped transform over 8,783 lives, with successful bariatric surgeries. Together with his competent team, he can also help change your life. Working with the Khalili Center means working with some of the top surgeons in Los Angeles. Dr. Khalili and his partners have extensive experience managing weight loss surgery programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Backed by their collective experience, they opened a patient-centered and service-oriented facility that takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to bariatric treatment.
Esteemed surgeons who are authorities on general surgery, robotics, minimally-invasive surgery, and bariatric surgery make up the Khalili Center’s team. They have also been published extensively in several journals from medical communities in the United States.
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My name is Dr. Theodore Khalili, surgeon and founder of Weight Loss Surgery of Southern California. I founded the Center because I have dedicated my life-long professional work to patient care. My approach to patient-centric partnerships and service-oriented facilities offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to bariatric treatment – all in one place.
I believe that patient care does not end right after surgery – it’s only the beginning. I founded the Center to give patients access to a supportive community that guides them through each step of the weight loss journey. We work with a team of registered dieticians, psychologists and general doctors to create tailored, best-in-class care available.Read more
What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is characterized by the separation of the stomach into two unequal compartments, reducing the amount of food it can hold.
Benefits of gastric bypass surgery include changing the stomach’s gut hormones, so you feel fuller and satisfied longer. This procedure also restricts the calories and nutrients absorbed by the body. With the Khalili Center’s cutting-edge facilities and our team’s multidisciplinary approach, you can get the best gastric bypass surgery possible.
Gastric bypass surgery is most qualifying to patients who have reached a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more. The inability to achieve weight loss is also a qualifying factor for the surgery(12).
How Gastric Bypass Surgery Works
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) Surgery
How To Prepare for Gastric Bypass Surgery
What to Expect After the Surgery
Recovering From Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery
At the Khalili Center, our surgeons can perform laparoscopic gastric bypass on almost all morbidly obese patients.
Like with any other medical weight loss surgery, during gastric bypass surgery, potential complications may arise. While complication rates in the Khalili Center are low, we believe that our clients should be made aware of any surgery risks.
Gastric bypass surgery may result in excessive bleeding, blood clots, infection, nutritional deficiencies, and dumping syndrome(3). Dumping syndrome is a health condition characterized by the rapid gastric emptying from the new stomach to the small bowel(4).
If you feel that another procedure is more appropriate for you, the Khalili Center team would be more than happy to help. We will give you all the information to help you decide what type of surgery is best for you.
Does Medi-Cal Cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
For bariatric surgeries, like gastric bypass surgery, Medi-Cal’s coverage is limited to certain California counties(6). We suggest that you contact Medi-Cal to learn if your plan covers your county.
The Khalili Center offers free insurance verification. Several insurance companies cover the costs of your surgery if your BMI is 35 or above.
What Weight Loss Surgery Can You Have After Gastric Bypass?
Some weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, require revisions if they are ineffective, outdated, or causing complications, such as acid reflux.
If you are a new client with this type of problem, the Khalili Center is the right weight loss center for you. Dr. Khalili and his team specialize in revisional procedures.
We can help improve our new client’s quality of life with the Khalili Center’s effective weight loss solutions.
Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Shorten Your Life?
Bariatric surgery improves the life expectancy of severely obese patients with diabetes. However, these surgical procedures may reduce the life expectancy of individuals with morbid obesity, particularly those with BMIs over 62kg/m2(7).
Through our committed team, headed by Dr. Khalili, our unique and comprehensive approach to bariatric surgery, our patient-centered facilities, and our supportive community, you can begin your weight loss journey.
Call us at 310-246-9083. With the help of the Khalili Center, take control of your life today!
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- Dumping Syndrome: Treatment, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Causes. Retrieved from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17835-dumping-syndrome
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