Santa Monica Bariatric Surgery
If you struggle with obesity, you are not alone. The CDC estimates that 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, and over 40% are considered obese. Carrying excessive weight is not only a cosmetic concern, but it can drastically affect your health and shorten your lifespan. Bariatric surgery is a proven and effective treatment for obesity, offering hope and life-changing benefits for patients struggling with excessive weight. Dr. Danny Shouhed is one of the top bariatric surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area, including Santa Monica. Bariatric surgery is one of the specialty medical procedures Dr. Shouhed offers at our clinic in Santa Monica.
Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last few decades. Once upon a time, there was only one choice, gastric bypass, and it was performed as open surgery with large incisions and extensive recovery time. Now there are many different options, and many bariatric surgeries can be performed using minimally-invasive procedures. Dr. Shouhed is one of the leading bariatric surgeons who routinely perform minimally-invasive sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures, as well as intragastric balloon and duodenal switch/SADI/SIPS surgeries.
Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Making the choice to lose weight and improve your health can be the best decision of your life. Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery is a tool to help those struggling with the symptoms and repercussions of obesity hit the reset button on their metabolism and health. If you have a body mass index of over 30, you are likely considered obese and may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. Other co-morbidities and health conditions can also impact your decision to choose weight loss surgery. Diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, PCOS and other health issues can be greatly improved, often eliminated, with weight loss.
The success rate of bariatric surgery is high, and the complication risks are low. These statistics only improve when patients undergo their bariatric procedure with a highly skilled surgeon, like Dr. Shouhed. If you are considering weight loss surgery to improve your health, appearance, self-confidence and quality of life, contact our team at the office of Dr. Danny Shouhed. We can schedule a bariatric surgery consultation at our Santa Monica clinic.