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    Most Effective Weight Loss Procedures

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Minimally-invasive Surgery

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Minimally-invasive Surgery
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    Gastric Bypass

    Minimally-invasive Surgery

    Gastric Bypass

    Minimally-invasive Surgery
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    ORBERA®

    Weight Loss Balloon System

    ORBERA®

    Weight Loss Balloon System
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    Low BMI Surgery

    Low BMI Weight Loss Surgery

    Low BMI Weight Loss Surgery

    Low BMI Weight Loss Surgery
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    Revision Surgery

    Revisional Bariatric Surgery

    Revision Surgery

    Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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    FTBP™

    Fast Track Bariatric Program

    FTBP™

    Fast Track Bariatric Program
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    Meet Your Bariatric Surgeon

    Ramin M. Roohipour, MD, FACS, FASMBS

    Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a board certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive, Metabolic & Endocrine Surgery.

    • General Surgery Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
    • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Metabolic Surgery: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    • Colorectal Clinical Research Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Florida and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Board-certified by American Board of Surgery
    • Member of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    • Member of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
    • Member of American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

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    Patient Testimonials & Reviews

    I was able to lose a total of 80 pounds in 8-9 months and that is exactly the number I was aiming for. If I had any issues along the way (which I rarely did), Dr. Roohipour was there for me. I now have the energy and strength to play with my kids which I couldn’t do before. Words cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Roohipour and his team! It truly is life-changing and I am the happiest and confident than I have ever been. Read Full Story.

    Diana Balayan

    I had bariatric surgery 7 months ago. It was a wonderfully positive experience from the moment I checked in to the second I was allowed to check out. Since then I’ve lost almost 90 pounds. The weight loss has been achieved safely and effectively due to the months of education given to me beforehand, some of it quite intensive as my surgery date drew closer, as well as the equally attentive aftercare the bariatric program employs.

    Brian Wilbanks

    Diana lost 80 lbs. within 8 months after her Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery.

    Torrance Bariatrics Institute IconTorrance Bariatrics Institute

    21250 Hawthorne Boulevard #430, Torrance

    4.9 149 reviews

    • Avatar Sade White ★★★★★ a month ago
      Man….I don’t want to get emotional but I am so grateful that I took a chance and called. The only thing that took long was my insurance but after that, all seems to be rolling. I had my surgery last week, the team was awesome! My nurse, Miesha … More was great and funny and really helped me stay calm (it is surgery). And Sharon was great too!Would recommend!
    • Avatar Wendy Schatan ★★★★★ a month ago
      Fantastic from the moment you walk through the door. Exceptionally caring doctor and staff.
    • Avatar Maddii DeBow ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I have had the best experience going through Torrance! They have been with me every step of the way. The staff has been absolutely amazing they worked with my schedule and they let me do telemed since we live so far away from the office. Dr. … More Roohipour and his staff really took their time to explain everything and give me all my options. I had my surgery 6 months to the day after my consultation.I truly can’t say enough amazing things about this entire process, I would definitely choose to go with them all over again.
    • Avatar Gavin O ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      I cannot say enough amazing things about Dr. Ram and his staff. The experience I’ve had is what every patient should expect and receive from a provider. So many kudos to them.
    • Avatar Budgets Hey eye ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      An amazing experience! Every staff member is so friendly and helpful and ready to answer any and all questions. The nurses are wonderful as well. One in particular was Lea. She helped calm my nerves and reassured me that I have support through … More the whole process! Couldn’t recommend them enough.
    • Avatar Sarah Shepard ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      They were very helpful and worked with me. Very clean place and put together staff. Thank you so much
    • Avatar Virginia Soto Padilla ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I had the best experience! Doctor Roohipour & his staff make you feel super comfortable & at home. I felt like I was in great hands for my surgery & they have all been checking in to make sure I have been healing since then. The … More offices are very clean & beautiful as well.
    • Avatar Valencia Tjitra ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I couldn’t ask for a better doctor and team. Dr. Roohipour is so experienced, direct, and witty. His team of staffs are AMAZING! They made the entire process seamless. Best medical experience I’ve ever had from any doctors’ offices!Diane/Karla … More - who guided me during the first initial processQemal - who was very transparent with me from the start to discuss my financial responsibilitiesLeslie - who has been very thorough, emailing me each step of the way, and making it so convenient that I could text her at any time to ask questions/updatesJoanne - who has been so knowledgeable, monitoring my progress post-opAnd to all the nurses at R&R Surgical, thank you for making me so feel so comfortable on the day of my surgery!Couple days before my surgery, I was contacted by a nearby pharmacist to drop off IV supplies. After I was discharged, a home health nurse came to my home for 7 days to give me IV hydration. All these were timely arranged by the entire team that I didn’t have to do much prep other than to be mentally ready for my own surgery.It’s day 10 of post-op and I am recovering so well! I would highly recommend this office for anyone seeking to do bariatric surgery.
    • Avatar Noelle Duffy ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I cannot say enough great things about this facility and Dr. Roohipour. They assessed my condition within days, squeezed me in for surgery after the weekend and I’m feeling so much better. My blood pressure has gone back to normal because my … More pain is all gone. Thank you Dr. Roohipour and your staff!
    • Avatar tujuana williams ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      DR. R office is by far the best. They have the best bedside manner, very friendly caring, compassionate and supportive. From the very beginning they keep you in constant communication as to what is going on and have awesome follow up even if … More your from out of town. I appreciate the services from the team. Once I have lost my maximum amount of weight I will return to do the makeover portion. At least I know I will be in great hands with an awesome team. I would highly recommend if your looking for a bariatric doctor. This is definitely the one!
    • Avatar Maya Hammoud ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I rarely do write any reviews, but I couldn’t help myself but share my excellent experience with Dr. Roohipour & the whole staff…. Every single person in this facility is beyond expert and nice, from the moment you enter the center you are … More greeted with warm welcome and beautiful smiley faces. The whole team are professional and they take extra care of you, from medical assistants to nurses to everyone. Dr. Ramin is such an amazing professional doctor, with lots of experience he takes his full time explaining everything to you calmly and answer all your questions in details. I highly recommend this place for each and everyone and you will be more than amazed and pleased with the overall experience and great results.
    • Avatar Joanne Mckenzie ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I highly recommend Torrance bariatric institute. Everyone there is so friendly, And at the same time made me feel comfortable. Zoom was an option for a few meeting that was great. They were all over my insurance issues. And got me a surgery … More date about a month and a half later.Everyone still keeps in contact with me making sure all is will on my side. Even went as far as having home hydration come to my house and give me i.v.That's was awesome
    • Avatar Arnold Villegas ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I was interested in having the Gastric Sleeve process done and after 3 years of trying to lose weight on my own through exercise and a healthier diet I got tired of of losing and regaining weight so at the beginning of October 2021 I began to … More research Doctors who perform this surgery. There were several Doctor's that came came up within my search area but Dr. Roohipour and Torrance Bariatrics was one that stood out with their excellent reviews. Once I decided to fill out the consultation questionnaire Dr. Roohipour's office got back to me within 24 hours and were so nice and helpful. They made my decision to go through with the Gastric Sleeve Surgery so easy as they were all so helpful and very personable. Leslie was my main contact and she was there to answer every question I had or helped guide me to the right people that could help me. The whole staff from Leslie to Qemal who took care of the insurance questions, to Karla, to all of the Nurses, everyone was just outstanding and made me feel like a member of their family throughout the whole process. Dr. R's bedside manner was awesome, he took time to thoroughly explain everything, make me feel comfortable, and let me know what was to be expected, when he wasn't his PA filled right in for him without missing a beat.The total process from getting approved, to having the Endoscopy, to getting my Cardiac clearance, and finally to having the surgery on 11/23 took a total of about 5 weeks. I am two weeks post-op and I feel great! In fact I was up walking a couple hours after surgery and have been walking and feeling better and better everyday! I am so happy that I waited and did my research enough to end up having Dr. Roohipour and his entire staff take care of me!
    • Avatar Jessica Chavez ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      Overall I had a great experience. Dr Roohipour and the staff are very welcoming and caring. I came here for a sleeve gastrectomy. I am extremely happy with my results. Within the first week after surgery I was down 10 lbs. The doctor and staff … More provided me with everything I would need for my recovery. I recommend this institute to anyone looking into weight loss surgery. Amazing team!!!
    • Avatar Edwin G ★★★★★ 9 months ago
      Great overall experience from start to finish. I felt welcomed right away and the staff was amazing while I had my stay overnight.
    • Avatar Alexandria Naftzger ★★★★★ 9 months ago
      I have felt very well taken care of by Torrance Bariatric. The staff is kind, they have walked me through my procedures and followed up routinely. Highly recommend.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is obesity?2018-07-30T23:07:25-07:00

    Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. About one-third of US population suffer from obesity. If a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese. 

     

    What is BMI and how can I calculate mine?2018-07-30T23:07:02-07:00

    BMI (Body mass index) is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height. If a person’s BMI is out of the healthy BMI range, their health risks may increase significantly. To calculate your BMI, you can simply use our BMI calculator:

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    Do I qualify for Bariatric Surgery?2018-07-30T22:48:35-07:00

    Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:

    • You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight.
    • You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40.
    • You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight.
    • You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.
    Which weight loss surgery is best for me?2018-07-30T23:16:22-07:00

    Four common types of weight-loss surgery are:

    • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
    • Sleeve gastrectomy.
    • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion.

    As the old saying goes, one size doesn’t fit all. Same true about weight loss surgery. After meeting with our surgeons, reviewing your information and examining you, Our team will help you to tailor the procedure that best fits you.

    Will I be able to eat normal food after bariatric surgery?2018-07-30T22:48:31-07:00

    You will be able to eat regular food following the transitional period after surgery. The biggest difference will simply be the portion size. After eating a few ounces or less, you will feel full. You will need to avoid foods high in sugars and limit fats in your diet. You can otherwise eat a wide variety of foods but some foods such as dry meats, pasta, rice, breads, asparagus or other stringy fruits and vegetables may be difficult.

    Will I need plastic surgery to remove the excess skin?2018-07-30T23:09:52-07:00

    The skin that holds all of your fat tissue before the surgery tends not to shrink down as the fat goes away. Most patients are left with areas of excess skin, especially the abdomen, upper arms, upper thighs, and breasts. Exercise is very important for the patient’s overall success, but it is not effective in shrinking skin. However, excess skin draped over muscle is more aesthetically pleasing than skin that is draped over little muscle tissue. Many patients choose to undergo plastic surgery to remove excess skin. It is recommended to wait 12-18 months after bariatric surgery before pursuing plastic surgery. Also, it is important for a patient to be close to their goal weight and that their weight has stabilized. This allows the best results after plastic surgery. Unfortunately, most post-bariatric surgery procedures are not covered by insurance and you may consider starting to save money for these procedures.

    Does my insurance plan cover bariatric procedures?2018-07-30T23:13:00-07:00

    Insurance coverage varies for weight loss surgery procedures. It is crucial that you call your insurance provider to determine if your policy covers surgical weight loss. As an integral part of our team, our director of operations and patient liaison can answer questions and give you guidance when working with your insurance company to acquire approval.

    How long before I can go back to work after my surgery?2018-07-30T23:21:17-07:00

    On average, our patients leave the hospital 1-2 days after gastric sleeve surgery. Sometimes the procedures are done as outpatient or 23 hour stay. Return to work varies between 1-3 weeks, depending on the type of work. No heavy lifting (more than 10 lbs.) is allowed within 4-6 weeks after surgery.

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    Our Difference

    Award-winning Physician

    Dr. Roohipour is board-certified & fellowship-trained specialist with years of experience in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

    Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

    Torrance Bariatrics Institute is the pioneer of robotic & Laparoscopic bariatric surgery in South Bay.

    Fast Recovery

    We ensure the best outcome is met the quickest recovery without compromising the safety.

    Flexible Financial Options

    We accept most PPO insurances. We also collaborate with several health financial services if you are not insured. Learn More.

    Torrance Bariatrics Institute

    21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 430
    Torrance, CA 90503 (map)

    Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–5pm
    Free Parking Available

    Email: info@torrancebariatrics.com
    Fax: (310) 326-3068

    Complimentary consultation with PPO Insurances only. Terms and conditions apply. Please inquire before your consultation.

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