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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 Bariatric Institute
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    steven van Voorhis
    steven van Voorhis
    22:22 11 Jun 21
    Best decision ever! Dr. Roohipour and his amazing staff were all so kind and helpful through the entire process. He is very clear in his instructions and takes time to explain everything. I chose to go with the fast track program and... everything was extremely quick. I was able to talk to the Doctor a day or two after calling and then I had my Surgery late the following week. The facility is sparkling clean and comfortable, plus it's near hotels and a mall for your traveling companions to stay occupied.read more
    Erika Lomeli
    Erika Lomeli
    22:14 11 Jun 21
    Couldn’t had ask for a better doctor. He is so experienced and amazing to his patients. Would definitely recommend.
    Basel Shadfan
    Basel Shadfan
    22:56 02 Jun 21
    I had an amazing experience at this practice. The staff were effective in their communication and made sure to accommodate my needs. Despite the severity of my injuries, the team here made me feel confident my recovery would be successful... and walked me through each step. I would recommend this practice to anyone.read more
    The Real
    The Real
    16:55 24 May 21
    I am Extremely happy with the experience I had at Torrance Bariatric institute the staff there is very polite Leslie is very helpful and kind and is there too answer all ur questions when need her too. I highly recommend 👍🏾
    Billie Lopez
    Billie Lopez
    21:11 17 May 21
    I am vey happy with my experience at Torrance Bariatric Institute! The office is beautiful and it is run like a well oiled machine. I never had to wait more than a few minutes for my appointments and everyone there is super kind! Leslie,... The Patient coordinator is so helpful and sweet. She was there to help and answer questions 24/7, arranged all of my appointments and took care of all the other details.So grateful to everyone there. Highly recommend!read more
    Cc Moten
    Cc Moten
    20:39 12 May 21
    I loved the fact that I was treated like an individual and not just like a case. The staff was very pleasant and kept me in the loop of everything thing that was going on. Dr. Ramin Roohipour was so thorough and straight to the point. He... really made sure I was totally comfortable with every procedure and really mapped out the perfect health plan to get me on the road to a healthy living space! I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking start this journey towards their weight-loss chapter of their lives!!read more
    shaina orosco
    shaina orosco
    19:13 12 May 21
    The staff is incredible! They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcome at every stage of the process.
    Tami R
    Tami R
    03:56 09 May 21
    Absolutely the best! I am beyond thankful for Dr. Roohipour and his staff for their genuine care. Everyone has been so amazing. I have never felt alone or scared. All of my questions were answered with precise knowledge and patience. My... surgery date was April 22, 2021and I feel great! I highly recommend Torrance Bariatric Institute as a 5 star surgical center for WLS.read more
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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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