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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

    4.9 161 reviews

    • Avatar Amy Janikas ★★★★★ a month ago
      We had a great experience with the staff and Dr.Roohipour. We live 3 hours away so, most of our meetings were through tele-med. He is a great Bariatric Surgeon and very knowledgeable. Our Coordinator was also, extremely helpful and prompt which … More made the entire process go super smoothly. I just can’t wait to see my progress. I highly recommend Torrance Bariatrics Institute.
    • Avatar Bobak ★★★★★ a month ago
      The staff here are super curious and responsive. Everyone is very professional and they make you feel at ease. Dr. Roohipour is amazing physician, attentive, responsive and well-mannered. Highly recommend!
    • Avatar Victoria Gamboa ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I am 7 days post-op of my gastric sleeve and I highly recommend choosing Torrance Bariatric Institute for anyone looking to have a gastric sleeve procedure. They treat you like family and support your life long journey. i could not ask for … More a better experience as a patient . i received exceptional care, support, and was always treated like the Belle of the Ball. Hands down the best decision I've ever made was to choose Torrance Bariatric Institute for my Gastric Sleeve. Dr . Roohipour leaves no stone unturned. He is an exceptional Doctor , Surgeon, and gives his patients personalized care and empowers his patients to be in charge of their own health and successful outcomes. If you want excellence this is the place.
    • Avatar Steven Belzer ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      From initial consult to post surgery A+ experience . SUPERIOR ! I had gastric sleeve and 2 months post list 30 pounds - fixed my blood pressure too!Doctor has his own operating room and recovery room - immaculate and better than any hospital … More . Staff is kind professional and knowledgeable!!Excellent outcome - great surgeon great staff ! Thank you !!
    • Avatar Sandra Aldridge ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      I have been considering bariatric surgery for some time and contacted Torrance Bariatrics in August. They emailed information on what options would be available and I scheduled my consultation. I did a telemed with Dr. Richardson, who was … More very thorough in explaining the Obera balloon, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. After some consideration I chose the gastric sleeve. Once I made that decision I was put in the very capable hands of the office staff especially Leslie, who scheduled the surgery and guided me through scheduling all the pre-op requirements. Although there was a lot to do for pre-op I really appreciate the thoroughness to determine that I was a good candidate for the surgery and that I am well enough for the surgical procedure. I underwent extensive bloodwork, chest x-ray, EKG, and psych eval. Everything was explained to me thoroughly and I appreciate Leslie answering my endless questions and explaining the diet and going through all the post-op procedures with me.A great experience overall!
    • Avatar sal SIFUENTES ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      The staff is amazing, Dr Roohipour is amazing. His is detailed, caring for his patients. Leslie is also amazing, she coordinates all your labs and appts. They are very friendly. I so highly recommend anyone planning to do a bariatric procedure. … More
    • Avatar Emily Bowles ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I had hernia repair with Dr. Roohipour. The entire staff has been wonderful from beginning to end. Dr. Roohipour has outstanding bedside manner
    • Avatar Jaiden Purewal ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      My overall experience with Torrance Bariatric was excellent. The staff was very friendly, they helped me through every step and made themselves available as I needed. The doctor answered all my questions and reassured any hesitations I had. … More
    • Avatar Bridget Walker ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      The office is always accommodating and everyone is polite and overall just kind to you
    • Avatar Tish Pickett ★★★★★ 7 months ago
      I researched several places and physicians and settled on Torrance Bariatrics based on the reviews. I made a great choice. My first introduction to Dr. Roohipour was virtually. The initial appointment lasted approx. 30 mins. I was impressed … More but felt as though I needed to personally see the Institute and meet the physician before making a medical decision. I was even more impressed after meeting him. The office is very modern, clean, and welcoming. Dr. Roohipour even remembered small details about me from the virtual visit that was 3 weeks prior, so that was impressive as well. I decided to have the Obera Balloon and I have no regrets with the bariatric center, the physician, or the procedure. So far so good!
    • Avatar Ana Marisela Chavez ★★★★★ 7 months ago
      Ithe staff , the surgeon is phenomenal, he made me feel safe in his care.! The staff was also amazing! I GIVE THEM 10 PLUSSTARS.
    • Avatar Rosa Folgar ★★★★★ 7 months ago
      A very easy and streamlined process to get you the results you expect and want. Everyone from reception to the Dr are incredibly kind and reassuring every step of the way.I felt very comfortable and reassured from the initial consultation and … More now, post operation. They even had a nurse come to my home for a full week after surgery to make sure i did not dehydrate or get unwell. I would definitely recommend Torrance Bariatric Institute if you are looking for a practice in Torrance and are on the fence about sleeve surgery.
    • Avatar Ana Barajas ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      I just had surgery, my surgery was a success no problems and best staff, very attentive
    • Avatar Sade White ★★★★★ 10 months 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 ★★★★★ 10 months ago
      Fantastic from the moment you walk through the door. Exceptionally caring doctor and staff.
    • Avatar Maddii DeBow ★★★★★ 10 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.

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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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