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Bariatric Surgery Long Beach


Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery actually reduces the size of your stomach and reroutes your digestive system, helping you to feel full more quickly and allowing your body to absorb fewer calories. During the procedure, Dr. Naim will separate your stomach into two sections, with the smaller upper section holding all food. He then attaches the top part of your small intestine to this section of your stomach, which enables food to reach your small intestine more quickly. With healthy lifestyle changes, the average bypass patient loses 10 to 20 pounds a month in the first year, and drops about half of his or her weight in the first two years after the surgery. To learn more about bariatric surgery, contact us today.

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LAP-BAND® Surgery

LAP-BAND® is a reversible, extremely effective form of bariatric surgery. During the LAP-BAND® procedure, Dr. Naim will separate your stomach into two parts using a ring. Once you have healed, Dr. Naim will gradually fill the balloon inside the band with saline. This will reduce hunger and add restriction to passage of food, helping with weight loss. Many patients choose this procedure since it is reversible and the band can be adjusted to meet changing health conditions or other needs. With diet and exercise, the average LAP-BAND® patient loses as much as 40% of their body weight in the first year.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is an advanced bariatric procedure that removes 80% of your stomach, leaving you with a much smaller, sleeve-shaped organ that holds 100 to 150 mL of food and liquid. Because your stomach is significantly smaller, you will become fuller faster and consume less overall. Sleeve gastrectomy is quite safe, and leaves all nerves and sphincter muscles untouched. Though it is a relatively new procedure, it has been proven highly effective, and Dr. Naim performs more gastrectomies than any other procedure. With proper diet and exercise, you can lose 30 to 50 percent of your body weight in the first two years following your surgery.

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Tummy Tuck

Following bariatric surgery and the dramatic weight loss that follows, you may be dismayed to find that you are left with loose excess skin in your midsection. When you were at a higher weight, your skin may have been stretched, and your muscles may have become weak and separated. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can correct this problem and leave you with a flatter stomach that better complements your healthy new weight. During this procedure, Dr. Naim will make an incision in the lower part of your abdomen, through which he will tighten and repair muscles and remove excess fat, skin, and tissue.

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Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch 

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is considered the most effective surgery for improving obesity-related health problems in patients with a BMI greater than 50. The amount of excess weight lost after the procedure is reported at around 70%. A combination of several weight loss surgery techniques, BPD/DS results in a smaller stomach as well as limited nutrient and calorie absorption to induce drastic weight loss. BPD/DS is associated with the improvement of serious obesity-related health complications including diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and more.

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Revision Bariatric Surgery

Following a primary bariatric procedure, many patients may experience complications, have difficulties losing weight or keeping it off, or may begin to regain weight that they have already lost. To help these patients lose weight and improve their overall health, Dr. Naim offers revision bariatric surgery procedures. This type of surgery can address any potential complications from the initial procedure and give the patient the tools that they need to continue to lose weight.

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ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon

If you are looking to lose weight, but do not want to undergo a permanent, surgical procedure, the ORBERA™ intragastric balloon may be a great option for you. This small balloon is placed endoscopically, eliminating the need for any downtime or recovery. Dr. Naim will fill the ball with a saline solution to increase its volume and encourage proper portion control. You will also participate in the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss Systems and support network to help you achieve your goals and maintain your results.

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ReShape™ Non-surgical Weight Loss

ReShape™ is an advanced and non-surgical treatment for weight loss. By placing two balloons in the stomach, the procedure can give you exceptional control over your appetite, allowing you to feel less hungry and eat healthier foods in reasonable portions. In addition to the placement of the balloons, ReShape™ treatment is paired with a full year of diet and exercise coaching. This additional step helps patients to refine their improved lifestyle habits, a key component for lasting weight loss and exceptional results.

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Body Reconstruction After Weight Loss Surgery

Losing a substantial amount of weight can achieve dramatic results for your figure but you might not be fully satisfied. Once the skin is stretched during weight gain, it generally fails to conform to patients' new, thinner physiques. Dr. Naim offers several types of body reconstruction designed to remove excess skin and fat. Contouring problem areas can not only improve your overall appearance, but also remove the tissue that can lead to chafing and infection, and make exercise more difficult. Common procedures include arm, breast, and thigh lifts, and tummy tuck surgery.

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