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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 IconTorrance Bariatric Institute

    21250 Hawthorne Boulevard #430, Torrance

    4.9 129 reviews

    • Avatar Jessica Chavez ★★★★★ a month 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 2 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.
    • Avatar donna bullock ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      I consulted with 4 different surgeons because I wanted to make sure that I selected the right surgical team for me. I chose Dr Roohipour because of his experience and his patience and understanding regarding my concerns. His bedside manner is … More stellar as well as his staff. I felt so comfortable and my results are already impressive with just 9 days post op, 15 lbs down already and I feel great. My recovery time has been excellent and his added touch to send a home health nurse to my home to administer IV hydration was immeasurable and so appreciated. I realized that I made the right choice immediately upon meeting Dr Roohipour and it was confirmed when I arrived to my suite on my surgery day and noticed a personalized Thank You card for choosing him in addition to a care package of essentials that made me feel so special. Sometimes it’s the little things that create a big experience. My surgery turned out great , his staff was awesome and he knows his stuff.. just genius! Thank you to him and his staff for making my experience so comfortable and amazing. I was so nervous at first but because of the professionalism exemplified , I am so thrilled about my decision. I could not have made a better choice.
    • Avatar Brandy Haugum ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      This has been the best medical experience for me. From start to finish everyone was understanding of my fears and empathetic to my needs.
    • Avatar Maria Fordem ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      My experience with Dr.Roohipour was amazing such a sweet man and made me fell good every time I see him is such a pleasure he did my gastric sleeve don't regret anything thank so much Dr.Roohipour.
    • Avatar Raynetta Charles ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      Dr. Roohipour and the staff at Torrance Bariatric Institute are AMAZING!!!!!!! What I like most about Dr. Roohipour is his confidence and his bedside manner! He knows exactly what he is talking about and he makes you feel at ease. I couldn’t … More have asked for a better doctor. I would recommend Dr. Roohipour to any and everyone!!!
    • Avatar Erika Lomeli ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      Couldn’t had ask for a better doctor. He is so experienced and amazing to his patients. Would definitely recommend.
    • Avatar Basel Shadfan ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      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 … More walked me through each step. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
    • Avatar Billie Lopez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      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 … More 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!
    • Avatar Alixandria Fogel ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I had an amazing experience with Dr. Roohipour and his team. This was a top notch full service facility. They schedule all your pre op appointments and imaging for you and pre set up your at home hydration post op and call in your …MoreI had … More an amazing experience with Dr. Roohipour and his team. This was a top notch full service facility. They schedule all your pre op appointments and imaging for you and pre set up your at home hydration post op and call in your prescriptions. I barely had to worry about a thing other than preparing myself for surgery and doing the recovery stuff doc asks. The facility is super clean and nice and I felt well taken care of by the nurses post op. So far I’ve recovered well and had minimal pain after just a few days. I can’t recommend them enough!
    • Avatar Michelle Campbell ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I highly recommend Dr Rhooipour and his team. He lives up to his outstanding reputation and is the kindest Dr I’ve ever had. I’m 7 days post op and have felt so supported and taken care of. The facility and entire staff are so wonderful. …MoreI … More highly recommend Dr Rhooipour and his team. He lives up to his outstanding reputation and is the kindest Dr I’ve ever had. I’m 7 days post op and have felt so supported and taken care of. The facility and entire staff are so wonderful. Having a wonderful team looking out for you is so important when having a procedure that can be stressful. The calm and kind demeanor of Dr Rhooipour was so appreciated. Highly highly recommend Dr Rhooipour and can’t rave enough about them.
    • Avatar MoMo ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      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
    • Avatar Maria Bueno ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    • Avatar Cc Moten ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      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 … More 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!!
    • Avatar Tami R ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      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 … More date was April 22, 2021and I feel great! I highly recommend Torrance Bariatric Institute as a 5 star surgical center for WLS.

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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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