Learn more about our bariatric services.
We understand it takes more than fad diets, pills, or books to successfully lose weight and keep it off. It requires a life-long partnership between our patients and our practice. We are devoted to providing continued personalized attention to help our clients reach their weight-loss goals. Read more about our programs and services below.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is the least invasive surgical procedure for weight-loss. Aside from providing individualized weight loss, it is entirely and most simply reversible. The surgical procedure partitions stomach into uneven compartments, leaving a small pouch (about 10% of the overall capacity) as the new reservoir for food. The smaller stomach size limits the amount of food intake. The size of the passageway between the two compartments can be adjusted in the Doctor’s office, without further surgery. The digestive process is not altered, so nutrient absorption is not affected. This helps you eat smaller portions, while taming your hunger and gradually lose the unhealthy excess weight. For ideal results, a healthy diet and routine exercise should also be incorporated and our practice will provide you with all the necessary tools to succeed.
Gastric/stomach balloons are the newest devices used for short and medium term weight management. Two saline-filled balloons were approved by the FDA during the summer of 2015. Gastric balloons help patients lose weight by reducing hunger and by occupying space in the stomach and therefore, limit space for food intake. Gastric balloons are temporary devices that are inserted into the stomach endoscopically (through the mouth and with no cuts) and must be removed after six months. The average patient might lose any where from 25-50 pounds during the 6 month period and with proper change in eating habits, might be able to maintain the lost weight over a much longer period of time. Dr. Shayani’s experience with clinical trials for both the Orbera Balloon and the Obalon Balloon offer him unique insight into care of patients who undergo balloon implantation for weight loss.
Our practice is built on the principles of providing the highest quality of patient care. We know that good care involves more than good medicine. That’s why our concern for you extends to every part of your procedure. Our exceptional service has established our unique place in this industry.