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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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What is a revisional weight loss (bariatric) surgery?

Revisional surgeries are surgical procedures designed to address issues related to previous procedures such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric banding.

Revisional surgeries are complex and highly specialized procedures that only a small percentage of bariatric surgeons are capable of doing these procedures properly. 

I had bariatric surgery in the past but never lost any weight. Do I qualify for revisional surgery?

Yes!

Chances are that your original weight loss surgery was not done properly. This is one of the most common reasons encountered for patients who fail to lose substantial weight following initial surgery. The issues vary, yet the most common encounters are incomplete removal of the gastric fundus (sleeve gastrectomy), very large gastric sleeve, large gastric pouch (bypass), slipped LAP-BAND®, or short Roux limb (bypass).

Luckily, most of these anatomical errors are easily identifiable by simple investigations such as barium esophagram and upper GI endoscopy, and, more importantly, they are fixable.

If your diabetes did not resolve following weight loss surgery and your weight loss was insignificant, there is a very good chance that your initial surgery was not performed correctly.

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I had bariatric surgery in the past, lost a significant amount of weight after surgery, but regained it almost entirely back. Do I qualify for revisional surgery?

Yes!

There are several anatomical and behavioral reasons that can collectively result in weight regain following initial weight loss.

Anatomical issues, such as a dilated stomach pouch, gastro-gastric fistula (connection between the new and old stomach), dilated gastro-jejunostomy, and dilated jejuno-jejunostomy, are all correctable.

We work closely with you to fine-tune your diet and exercise habits.

Torrance Bariatric Institute, a concierge and patient-centered program, utilizes a multifaceted approach to both of the above-mentioned issues.

We craft an individualized “game plan” for each individual, as one size never fits all!

How does revisional surgery work?

Revisional surgeries work via mechanisms similar to the original bariatric surgeries, relying on a combination of anatomical (anatomical correction, i.e. fixing what is wrong) and metabolic (hormonal) changes in the body.

Can my sleeve gastrectomy be revised without conversion to gastric bypass?

It depends!

If your sleeve is large and dilated or if the gastric fundus (partially or in its entirety) is left behind, then yes! Your sleeve can be trimmed and revised.

However, if your sleeve is not dilated and you have a lot of reflux, then perhaps conversion of sleeve to bypass is more appropriate.

How much do I lose after revisional surgery?

The answer to this question greatly varies among individuals, mainly due to the underlying causes of weight regain.

In simple terms, the more we correct (correcting what is wrong), the more you lose.

If your sleeve is large and dilated or if the gastric fundus (partially or in its entirety) is left behind, then yes! Your sleeve can be trimmed and revised.

However, if your sleeve is not dilated and you have a lot of reflux, then perhaps conversion of sleeve to bypass is more appropriate.

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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!

How Gastric Bypass Works

Gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery that helps people who are severely obese to lose weight. The procedure involves making changes to the digestive system to restrict food intake and alter the way the body absorbs nutrients.

During gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon creates a smaller stomach pouch by dividing the stomach into two sections, using staples or by vertical banding. This reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, leading to a feeling of fullness with smaller meals.

The surgeon then connects the newly created small stomach pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing a portion of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. This bypass limits the absorption of calories and nutrients from the food consumed.

By reducing the stomach’s capacity and altering the digestion process, gastric bypass surgery helps individuals eat less and feel satisfied with smaller portions. Additionally, the procedure may affect hormones that regulate hunger and fullness, further contributing to weight loss.

It’s important to note that gastric bypass is a major surgery and should be considered after careful evaluation, consultation with medical professionals, and a comprehensive understanding of its potential risks and benefits.

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Effect of Gastric Bypass on hunger hormones

Gastric bypass surgery can have significant effects on hunger hormones. One of the key changes is a decrease in the production of GLP, often referred to as the “hunger hormone.” GLP is primarily secreted by the stomach and stimulates appetite. After gastric bypass surgery, the portion of the stomach that produces GLP is bypassed or removed, leading to reduced levels of this hormone.

Additionally, gastric bypass surgery can alter the production and release of other hormones involved in hunger and satiety regulation, that are released by the intestines in response to food intake and contribute to feelings of fullness or satiety. These hormones tend to increase after gastric bypass, which can help reduce hunger and promote weight loss.

Overall, these hormonal changes resulting from gastric bypass surgery can help reduce feelings of hunger, increase satiety, and contribute to weight loss. However, it’s important to note that individual responses to surgery can vary, and lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise, remain essential for long-term success.

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Is Gastric Bypass Safe?

Gastric bypass surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries risks. However, it is generally considered safe and effective for individuals who meet the criteria and have carefully considered the potential benefits and risks. The procedure is typically performed by experienced surgeons in specialized centers. It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss your individual circumstances, as they can provide more personalized information and guidance regarding the safety and suitability of gastric bypass surgery for you.

Will my diabetes be cured after gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery can have positive effects on type 2 diabetes for many patients. It often leads to significant weight loss, which can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control. While it can result in remission or improvement of diabetes in some cases, it’s important to remember that individual outcomes may vary. It’s crucial to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and to monitor your condition closely throughout the process.

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

In-Person OR Video Call

Appointments available this week

zero co-pay consultation with PPO insurance

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!

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.

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Yes!

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Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

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