Bariatric surgical group in Southern California
CBGSA is excited to offer the Lap Adjustable Gastric Banding System. As the premier bariatric surgical group in Southern California, we have now added the lowest risk bariatric procedure to our practice. Performed at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, we continue to provide superior outcomes in the Southern California area. As the only Center of Excellence in the San Gabriel Valley performing the Lap Adjustable Gastric Banding System, we will continue to meet the needs of the bariatric community. Click here to learn
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A Comprehensive Approach from our Bariatric Treatment Center
California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates is a group of three surgeons who have provided care for more than 30 years to the greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. Our goal is, quite simply, to improve our patients’ lives through education and exceptional treatment of their surgical problems.
Our experienced bariatric surgeons at our treatment center offer a myriad of surgery options. Many of our minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques available at our Orange County and Los Angeles area practice are offered at few other practices in the United States. Learn more about laparoscopic surgery.
Experts in Bariatric Surgery
Experience counts when it comes to complex bariatric surgery. With more than 1,000 laparoscopic, roux-y gastric bypasses completed, our surgeons at California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates have performed the most bariatric procedures in the Los Angeles area. Our bariatric treatment center serves the Los Angeles and Orange County area.
Making the Choice for Better Health
Between five and ten million Americans suffer from obesity, placing their health at serious risk from debilitating diseases. Diets and exercise have only a limited ability to provide long-term weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery for obesity at our bariatric treatment center is one of the few method that has resulted in long-term maintenance of weight loss, as well as a dramatic reduction in the associated diseases.
Meet our Exceptional Team of Surgeons
California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates’ bariatric treatment center is proud to offer one of the finest team of surgeons in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. Our specialists have served variously on the teaching staff at USC and Huntington Memorial Hospital, currently one of our surgeons is the director of the Bariatric Center of Excellence at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Experience and Proven Results – California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates
It is important to choose a surgeon who specializes in your area of concern, has performed your operation numerous times, and will take the time to educate you on your options. The surgeons at California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates focus on specific areas of specialty within the practice and has many years experience performing the related surgeries. For expert surgical care, contact our bariatric treatment center serving the Orange County and Los Angeles area, at California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates today.
I’m writing this on January 20, 2005–three months to the day since I had my surgery. At my last weigh-in, I was down 228 pounds. That was in the middle of December. I started at over 600 pounds. My results have been remarkable and I’ve been very fortunate in my recovery. I had only one bad period when for about three weeks I was fatigued and dizzy. It did go away, though, and the sailing since has been very smooth. Since I began eating solid food I haven’t even come close to getting sick–or “dumping” as the medical terminology goes–although I did eat half-a-hot dog that did NOT agree with me. But that’s the only thing I’ve found that I can’t eat. I haven’t tried much with sugar yet–some jello mold at Christmas has been it–but I had no reaction at all. And I think the key to all of my success is following the doctor’s orders TO THE LETTER. The surgery, as the doctor will tell you, is only the beginning. It’s just a tool to help you with your weight loss. If you want to have success, you HAVE TO modify your eating habits. It’s the only way to get the most out of the surgery. Prior to the operation, I was a sweet-aholic, loved fried foods and loved bread. Since the surgery, I’ve eaten no sugar to speak of, no fried foods and about two pieces of bread–total. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s necessary. Otherwise, you’ll have had the surgery for nothing. But the good news is, with a smaller stomach, you won’t want to overeat, because if you do, you’ll get very uncomfortable. I’ve had that happen a few times, and it reminds me not to do it again. And if you have the bad reactions to some foods (which as I mentioned above I’ve avoided those reactions) you won’t want to eat them again. It will be a LONG time before I try another hot dog–if ever. And that’s the beauty of this surgery–it’s puts a governor on your eating habits. If you let it, you new “pouch” will help you change your eating lifestyle, and you’ll be able to hit your goal, whatever that may be.
As far as the doctors go, I can’t imagine any better than the one’s at California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates. My surgeon was Dr. LaMar, who made sure I was prepared mentally as well as physically for the surgery. If I asked a tough question, he pulled no punches. He laid it out there when I asked about my chances of making it through the surgery. He told me that every time somebody as heavy as I was goes under for surgery, there’s a chance that they won’t wake up. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but it was the truth. And he assured me that they’d have the best people possible working on the surgical team to make sure I did make it through OK. And as you can see, I did fine! Dr. Pehrsson was also part of the team that took care of me during and after the surgery, and they were also outstanding.
If you decide to have gastric bypass surgery, I highly recommend that you choose California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates. My experience has been fantastic–pre-op, op and post-op. Yes, the doctors, nurses and staff still take an interest AFTER the surgery. And it was very comforting to know that If I had a question about ANYTHING during my recovery, they were there to answer it. If your ready for it, take the step. And if you follow the California Bariatric and General Surgery Associates program, you’ll never regret it.