Like every operation, there is a risk. Because our patients already have health-related problems, there is an increased risk of complications. However, our team makes sure the thoroughly screen you to make sure that there are no surprises on the operating table. If we feel that it is not safe to operate on you, we will not proceed. However we will gladly work with you in order for you to be eligible for the operation. Your team will be behind you 100% before, during, and after the surgery.
Obesity results from the excess accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards. According to the American Obesity Association, Obesity is a disease.
Morbid Obesity is typically defined as being 100 lbs. or more over ideal body weight, or having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or higher. Morbid Obesity reaches a point of significantly increasing the risk of co-Morbidities that result in either significant physical disability or even death. Morbid Obesity is a serious and chronic disease. Treatment is available, and surgery is an extremely viable option for you.
Skin integrity is essential for the operative site. It’s important to maintain good hygiene, by keeping skin clean and dry, especially in the days before surgery. Skin breakdown could possibly cause your surgery to be delayed.
California has become the world’s leading location for weight loss California. Weight loss surgeries in California are performed by top doctors and medical teams. California weight loss surgeries use the latest procedures and techniques for operating on patients, giving them a new lease on life and a healthier body.
It is important to avoid aspirin and all aspirin-based medicines for at least 10 days prior to surgery. Herbal medications such as St. John’s Wort, Gingko Biloba, garlic, etc. should be avoided, as these have blood-thinning properties. Other herbal supplements such as kava and valerian root are known to interact with anesthesia and should also be stopped at least 10 days prior to surgery.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat can have adverse health effects and lead to disease conditions, and reduce life expectancy. Severe obesity, sometimes known as “morbid obesity”, is defined according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company height and weight tables as being 100 pounds or 100 per cent above ideal body weight.
During and after weight loss, our team works with you to ensure your health and comfort, including body contouring to remove excess skin.
If you have had a weight-loss procedure performed elsewhere, we also specialize in revisions of prior weight-loss surgery. Patients sometimes may need a second surgery because of poor weight loss, regained weight or complications from the original surgery.