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Top Weight Loss Surgeons in LA & OC

Losing a substantial amount of weight without medical help is a substantial challenge. That is why the expert Orange County and Los Angeles weight loss surgeons at West Medical have put together a comprehensive program with a range of options to for our patients. For most people, undergoing weight loss surgery means getting a new lease on life. Those who struggle daily with obesity-related difficulties understand how hard it can be to complete average activities like walking to and from the car, riding a bike, or even playing with your kids. Obesity affects more than your physical activity level; it also takes an emotional toll.

Regain your health with bariatric surgery

One of the most important reasons to consider weight loss surgery is the effect it has on your overall health. Losing weight vastly reduces your chances of developing other life-threatening conditions associated with obesity, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder diseases
  • Sleep apnea and other respiratory issues
  • Osteoarthritis

The daily medication and associated medical costs — not to mention the grave health risks — stemming from obesity-related conditions hinder your happiness, safety, and quality of life. Obesity and its related health complications take a toll on your loved ones, too. Staying overweight puts you and your family at risk for medical, emotional, and financial hardship, and it doesn’t have to be that way.


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View our patients who have had success with weight loss at West Medical.

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery in Los Angeles is a great option for those who are at least fifty pounds overweight and have struggled with weight loss over the years. There are a number of surgical weight loss procedures available to those seeking treatment, and West Medical, with offices and bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas, is dedicated to finding the option that best suits your individual needs.

Because West Medical is staffed by some of the leading California bariatric surgeons, with access to top-tier facilities and resources, our weight loss procedures are typically minimally invasive, ensuring ease in treatment and quicker recovery times for patients.

Bariatric surgery weight loss options

Sleeve gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure involving only the stomach. Unlike other bariatric surgical options, this surgery essentially consists of adjusting a patient’s existing stomach into a new sleeve-like (or tube-like) shape. This process ultimately works to encourage the consumption of smaller portions and to discourage over-eating. It also works because of hormonal changes. You can learn more about the gastric sleeve here.

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass surgery involves the creation of a smaller stomach pouch that is separate from the rest of the stomach. This method decreases stomach capacity and, in turn, causes patients to feel fuller at a faster pace. The larger part of the stomach doesn’t hold any food, but still maintains all of its normal blood vessels. Gastric bypass also causes fewer calories to be absorbed. You can learn more about the gastric bypass here.

Adjustable gastric band

This surgical procedure uses an adjustable band placed at the top of the stomach in order to create a small pouch. At a reduced size, this pouch promotes a sense of fullness after only a small meal. Adjustable gastric banding procedures help to curb the urge to over-eat, promoting healthy weight loss by limiting a patient’s food intake. Learn more about your Los Angeles Lap-Band and gastric band options here.

Gastric balloon

The gastric balloon is a soft silicone balloon that can be implanted into your stomach. The balloon is filled with air or saline solution, in order to take up the space in your stomach. This means you don’t need to eat as much before you feel full. This procedure is only temporary, and the balloon is usually removed after six months. The procedure is ideal for candidates that don’t meet the criteria for the bariatric surgery like the sleeve, bypass, and band.

Choosing the Right Weight Loss Surgeon

If you are considering weight loss surgery in California, selecting the right surgeon is exceptionally important. Why? Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, and bariatric surgeons vary in skill, experience, and knowledge.

To choose the Los Angeles or Orange County weight loss surgeon to perform your procedure, you need to be confident that he or she is exceptionally skilled in a range of bariatric surgery techniques, and has a reputation for providing the highest quality medical care and individual service.

At West Medical, our team of top weight loss surgeons do all we can to ensure our patients are fully educated on the surgery to be performed, and offer free weight loss seminars throughout the Southland as a service to the community.

Choosing Your Weight Loss Surgery: What’s Right for You?

There are several types of bariatric surgery procedures available, and you want to have access to every option, including the most recently released advanced procedures.
Ask your weight loss surgeon what procedures are available. At West Medical, we cover all the bases in California bariatric surgery techniques and perform an entire range of procedures, including:

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Lap-Band
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Dual Gastric Balloon
  • Gastric Band Revision

How Do I Find a Bariatric Surgeon Who Cares About ME?

At West Medical, we are proud of our team of Orange County and Los Angeles weight loss surgeons and support staff, each of whom has a deep commitment to patient safety, health, and overall wellbeing.

Our approach is different than many other weight loss surgery clinics; we take care of our patients and genuinely care about helping them achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Every patient is treated with the utmost in personalized care, from start to finish. We focus on communication as well as advanced testing, so we can guide the patient to the procedure that will bring about better health and a greatly increased enjoyment of life.

As we see the pounds melt away and watch our patients as they change shape and recover from various obesity-related illnesses and conditions, we each feel great personal satisfaction. We are committed to being a positive force in our patient’s lives.

Will my weight loss surgery be covered by health insurance?

Many of our Orange County & Los Angeles bariatric surgery procedures are covered by health insurance, depending upon the type of plan and your insurance company.

If you are planning to have bariatric surgery in California, talk to the weight loss surgeon’s office staff to get answers about whether your health insurance plan covers the surgery. If not, it is important that you are offered access to another payment option.

At West Medical, we provide financing through United Medical Credit, allowing patients who are not covered to get this critical surgical procedure, and lose the excess weight and achieve a better quality of life.

Should I get Bariatric Surgery?

Every person is different in their physiology, weight, body mass index, and overall health condition.

The first step to take is a consultation with a skilled bariatric surgeon. Get your questions answered, and find out the various options that could help you achieve a healthy weight. The benefits of weight loss surgery are extensive.

Not only will you feel better about how you look, you will feel healthier, more able to engage in activities you avoided in the past, and wear regular sizes. We see a dramatic improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence in our patients as the weight drops off.

Next steps

The West Medical California weight loss surgery program is designed to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step toward the
self-confidence you’ve always wanted. We offer patient education at every step of the way, from FREE seminars offered throughout Southern California
to the initial consultations where you can meet with an Orange County or Los Angeles bariatric surgeon face to face.

The highly qualified surgeons at West Medical are among the most respected and experienced specialists in their field. Their expertise is matched with our best-in-class facilities and dedicated treatment team of highly trained professionals who specialize in every aspect of weight loss. You can see our weight loss success stories here, or call us at (855) 690-0565 to take the first step in your journey.