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Have you tried diet and exercise without sustainable weight loss? Are you tired of false promises of new weight loss “apps”, “meds” and “injectables’”? Have you put honest attempts at weight loss without meaningful results? Do you feel it is getting harder and harder to maintain your weight year after year? Do you want to get rid of your diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you are in the right place! And more importantly, you are not alone!
I have often been asked “Doctor R! I want to move forward with weight loss surgery and I do not want any delays! Can you help me?” and the answer is Yes! We CAN help!
Please take a few minutes to carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions below. It will help you understand the potential reasons behind your weight issues and seek proper treatment.
Sincerely,

Have you tried diet and exercise without sustainable weight loss? Are you tired of false promises of new weight loss “apps”, “meds” and “injectables’”? Have you put honest attempts at weight loss without meaningful results? Do you feel it is getting harder and harder to maintain your weight year after year? Do you want to get rid of your diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you are in the right place! And more importantly, you are not alone!
I have often been asked “Doctor R! I want to move forward with weight loss surgery and I do not want any delays! Can you help me?” and the answer is Yes! We CAN help!
Please take a few minutes to carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions below. It will help you understand the potential reasons behind your weight issues and seek proper treatment.
Sincerely,

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

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Appointments available this week

zero co-pay consultation with PPO insurance

What is FTBP®?

Fast Track Bariatric Program™ (FTBP®) is the signature program developed by Dr. Roohipour at Torrance Bariatric Institute. The program is designed to address the exhausting and sometimes, unnecessary insurance requirements in order to authorize bariatric surgery for patients.
For young and healthy patients who have minimum to no comorbidities we guarantee a two-week “A-Z” process. This means it takes about two weeks from your initial consultation to your surgery date.

Why FTBP®?

Over the course of the past several years, the insurance coverage for the bariatric procedures has dramatically changed. To approve bariatric procedures, the majority of insurance companies require lengthy diet and exercise programs along with other burdensome pre-requisitions . These requirements can sometimes take as long as 6 to 12 months. Despite all the efforts our patients make to satisfy these requirements, it is not uncommon to see denial of authorization after all patients have been through. Many times patients “give up” due to the lengthy process which only adds to their hurdle. So many patients quit the traditional insurance programs in the middle of the process, only to come back several months later to restart the process again and this vicious cycle only contributes to depression and worsening of their obesity and its symptoms. Torrance Bariatric Institute has developed the Fast Track Bariatric Program (FTBP®) to address these issues.

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

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What is the process of FTBP®?

Once you request your consultation appointment from our website, a bariatric intake form along with a psychological questionnaire will be emailed to you. You should complete both forms and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. You can also email it back to our office. During your consultation, your surgeon will review with you the provided information and will ask additional questions. Once determined you are a fit candidate for surgery, our office staff will arrange all your appointments including necessary X-Rays, Blood works, consultations and of course the surgery.

How quickly can I get my surgery done through the FTBP®?

Good question!

For patients with minimum to no comorbidities the surgery can be performed within two weeks from the initial consultation, as long as there is no delay from the patient’s end. It may take additional time to get prepared for surgery if additional work ups (such as cardiology clearance, sleep apnea, etc) are needed.

 

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

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Is FTBP® safe?

Yes!

There is no difference between the safety and the quality of the services rendered through the FTBP compared to the traditional program. No corners are cut and no compromises are made. Only unnecessary and lengthy insurance requirements are removed.

Is FTBP® covered by my insurance?

FTBP will not utilize your insurance coverage. You will be responsible for the cost associated with the process. However, our practice will do its best to provide you with the record necessary for filling a claim with your insurance for potential reimbursement of portion or the entire of the cost.

Choc Mitchell
Choc Mitchell
April 30, 2024
My experience at R&R was phenomenal. I went in nervous because it would be my first Sugery ever , and the staff was so nice and consistent. They wouldn’t allow me to stress or be overwhelmed . I was taken care of by Leslie , PA Cat and Dr. Angelo . I was communicated with through the entire process and they are very very good and providing information through email text and phone . I was so confident after speaking with them and having all my questions answered . I had to get labs and that was easy , fast and the staff was great there also . If I had to do it again I would because of how well I was taking care of . My healing process is great as well . Thank you guys again for giving me a great experience through this journey!
Matt Aragon
Matt Aragon
April 30, 2024
The entire process was smooth , easy and most importantly informative. The entire process , the entire staff took the time to answer any all questions that came up. It always seemed like my care , procedure and recovery were top of mind ! They truly made me feel like a valued patient and not just another number.
Ashley Gonzalez
Ashley Gonzalez
April 22, 2024
Great experience from start to finish. Appreciate all medical staff. Highly recommend.
michele nuez
michele nuez
April 16, 2024
I am thrilled to have chosen Torrance Bariatric Institute for my procedure. Their team has been nothing but professional, providing me with the necessary knowledge and tools to ensure a successful outcome. Thank you so very much!
ME Flores
ME Flores
April 16, 2024
I had a great experience, very good care, excellent persanal. Highly recommend.
rose soibatian
rose soibatian
April 12, 2024
Staff was excellent
Salvador Amador
Salvador Amador
April 4, 2024
Surgery was on 3/28/24 and let me say the procedure was very smooth and easy. All the staff and surgeons were very professional and very helpful throughout my whole process. For anyone looking for a place to receive weight-loss surgery and wants full attention at all times this is the place. Only couple rooms so you will receive great attention 24/7
Paty R
Paty R
April 2, 2024
My friend recommended Torrance Bariatrics Institute after she had her surgery, and let me tell you this place is amazing from the Doctors, PAs, and staff. They are so quick tor resolve any questions and concerns you have. Also the process is so quick. My whole process took about a month, and only because I was having thyroid issues or else it would have been shorter. If you’re thinking about getting surgery at Torrance Bariatrics don’t think twice go for it you wont regret it.
Lili Ulloa
Lili Ulloa
March 29, 2024
I’m happy that I found this center. Every person I interacted with from the beginning was helpful and answered all my questions. Staff members were available via text which makes it easier for those really busy days that you can’t pick up the phone. The doctors were informative and thorough in their approach. I feel good about having had surgery here.
hadeer jasim
hadeer jasim
March 29, 2024
Torrance Bariatrics team was amazing they helped me achieve what I wanted and get the surgery within a month! Everyone on the team was amazing and very helpful in following up on everything that needed to be done during surgery! Thank you!

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

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Why choose Torrance Bariatric Institute

At Torrance Bariatrics we provide concierge, individualized and tailored care to our patients, and one patient at a time. More importantly your surgery will be performed at a MBSAQIP accredited facility, where the highest quality of care according to industry standards is guaranteed. Our surgeons have performed thousands of successful surgeries. Patients travel from across the country to have their surgeries (whether initial or revision) at Torrance Bariatrics. Our satisfied patients and their success stories are testament to our difference.

I live for away. Can I have my initial consultation via telemedicine?

Yes!

Where do I start?

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Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

In-Person OR Video Call

Appointments available this week

zero co-pay consultation with PPO insurance