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Resolution of Co-morbidies in Gastric Bypass Surgery

Some very exciting statistics came across my desk recently about a study done on the resolution of co-morbidities in gastric bypass surgery patients. Co-morbidities are health conditions that are caused or made worse by a patient’s excess weight. The study quoted a resolution of Type II Diabetes in 83.8% of the patients- often within days […]

New Years Resolutions

It is no surprise that weight loss is usually at the top of the list when people make New Years resolutions. Don’t let another year go by with out attaining this goal. Our team has performed more than 7000 surgical weight loss procedures. Now is a good time to contact the office to begin your […]

Exciting news.

Orange Coast Memorial and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital have both just been recertified as Centers Of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This recertification also includes our surgeons, Doctors Chin, Ali and Francis. Centers of Excellence certification means that our facilities, doctors, equipment, education materials and surgical outcomes […]

Cash Price for Adjustable Gastric Banding

We are very excited to inform our patients all over Orange County, LA and the inland empire about a new cash price for lap band surgery. In the past, most patients spent one night at the hospital. Now that almost all of our lap band patients go home the same day, our hospitals have reduced […]

Importance of regular exercise

Physical exercise plays an important role to maintain or increase your physical well being. This is especially true if you have a chronic illness, like morbid obesity. We are very excited to let our patients know about the Goodwill Fitness Center which was designed exclusively for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Manymorbid obesity patientsfeel […]

Tools to help with weight loss and weight loss maintenance

I wanted to let our past and prospective patients all over Orange, Los Angelesand Riverside counties know about some additional services and weight loss tools we provide through Lite and Smart Dimesions. Every third Wednesday of the month we hold a post op nutrition class at the Center For Obesity at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital. […]

Importance of follow up

One of the most important aspects of continuing to be successful after bariatric surgery is follow up. Scheduling routine appointments with your surgeon will help make you more accountable. It is also important forour practice to see our patients on a regular basis. Our program is certified with the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center […]

Lap band Criteria is Changing!

The patient eligibility criteria for adjustable laparoscopic bands is changing! Our practice is now accepting patients with BMI 35-40 without serious comorbidities. This change will allow more people access to this powerful weight loss tool. In the past, our practice required a BMI of 40, or 35-40 with either hypertension, sleep apnea or diabetes. Please […]

Past Patients

I have been working with bariatric surgery patients in Orange County for more than 25 years. Recently, I have had several past gastric bypass patients who were 7-10 years out from surgery contact me to thank us for helping them make the long lasting lifestyle changes that are necessary to be successful after weight loss […]

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