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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

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    Low BMI 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

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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

    4.9 208 reviews

    • Avatar Yeganeh Jafariazad ★★★★★ a week ago
      First of all let me tell you if you are hesitating to do bariatric surgery go for it and of course if you wanna choose the best doctor and a caring team definitely go for torrance bariatric. Dr Roohipour and his team are beyond caring and supportive. … More Nurses are wonderful. The facility is clean and modern. I was scared of sleeve surgery and I could not believe how Dr Roohipour made it so easy for me. I had the smoothest recovery and stay at the hospital. No nausea after surgery. Dr Roohipour is beyond excellent. The anesthesiologist was wonderful as well. I would choose this facility over and over again.Thank you from bottom of my heart.
    • Avatar Deirdre Grable ★★★★★ a week ago
      I came here to discuss a revision to my gastric sleeve that I had done with another doctor and they were amazing. They were very thorough and ran tests to determine the best course of action. I’m 2 weeks post surgery and everything has been … More great. I would definitely recommend!
    • Avatar Alma Gonzalez ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
      I had undergone gastric bypass in 2016. Recently within this past year I started experiencing heartburn, excessive burping, and a lot of abdominal pain. I went to the ER at least 4 times this past year and was sent home without any resolution. … More I found Torrance Bariatric Institute online and they were able to schedule me an appointment two days later, because of the weekend. 2 days after my initial appointment I was in for an endoscopy. And then scheduled for gastric bypass revision and hernia repair within the same month. The entire staff is friendly and available when needed. Very clean and professional environment. My overall experience has been amazing. I’m so grateful that Torrance Bariatric works so quickly and there isn’t any unnecessary waiting.
    • Avatar Kisha Jackson ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
      My experience from start to finish was exceptional from the front office staff to the surgeon's. I felt valued and important through the whole process. I'm truly grateful for this experience and I know my life will be forever changed … More for the better.
    • Avatar michele langford ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
      I picked Torrance Bariatric after searching for a Bariatric surgeon with a lot of experience. I am really pleased with the service I received. Everything from my first call went so smoothly! Dr. Jillian is so sweet and very skilled surgeon. … More She makes you so comfortable from day 1! Katie the PA was also very helpful and was there for me when I had any questions or concerns. My husband is now also in the process for his procedure with Torrance Bariatric since he saw how great they were with me. I would recommend them to anyone!
    • Avatar Alicia Ontiveros ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
      I had the best experience with Torrance Bariatrics Institute! I was afraid to come in for my consultation, but the staff and PA made me feel comfortable, the whole process was explained in detail and answered all my questions. If I had a question … More I would message the ladies in the front desk and they would get back to me in minutes with an answer. They made the whole process super easy! I’m glad I sticked to them. Kelly and Leslie kept me updated with any insurance updates or any lab works that was needed all I had to do was show up for those appointments! I truly recommend them. I felt safe, informed!
    • Avatar Esperanza Flores ★★★★★ a month ago
      Torrance Bariatrics Institute has been amazing! From the begging where I contacted them until now they have been great. The whole team is amazing and work hard to make your life easier and get you what you need. I’m so glad I found them. Definitely … More recommend!
    • Avatar Amanda Arlow ★★★★★ a month ago
      My experience from pre op to post was amazing. They made me feel at ease and took the time to answer all of my (many) questions. Katie Richardson (PA) was there from the my first consult, was in the room for my procedures and made sure to follow … More up with me post op even after i went home. They genuinely care about their patients and I’m so glad I chose Torrance Bariatric Institute for this life changing procedure!
    • Avatar ivette ramirez ★★★★★ a month ago
      I had Surgery 7/18And it was the best decision everAll three doctors gave me the best attention ever!And to the staff ,they made me feel very welcomed and safe during my stayLeslie made the entire process so easy for me when it came to turning … More in any paperwork that was pendingNot enough stars for this facility!I can not express enough how happy I amEspecially with the 10lbs that have already left my body!
    • Avatar Emily ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Torrance Bariatric Institute and their employers provide top tier care! I feel so well taken care of and like a valued patient. Dr. Angelo and Katie Richardson, PA made me feel so comfortable at every appointment and continue to be so responsive … More to any questions or concerns I have. I am SO glad I chose them for my procedure and surgery. I shopped around for a surgeon for WLS for 2 years, and had consultations with multiple surgeons in two states before I decided on going with Dr. Angelo and her team. The office staff, were amazing at making sure all my ducks were in a row both before and after surgery. Leslie in particular was so quick to respond to my emails and never made me feel like I was an bother, and was so patient with my many, many e-mails and calls. The nursing team and Anesthesiologist provided me great care at a comfortable and beautiful facility. A week and a half after surgery, and I have no regrets. I am so glad that I made this decision to improve my health, and happy that I chose Torrance Bariatric to help me meet my health goals.
    • Avatar Bri Lee ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      My experience with Torrance Bariatric exceeded my expectations from beginning to now being one month post op. Communication between them is always fast they never leave you waiting for answers or help. The staff from front to back end were all … More so caring during my stay. Also they communicate allot through text which makes it convenient for someone like me with a busy schedule.
    • Avatar Gricelda Diaz ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Torrance Bariatrics Institute is TOP NOTCH! From the moment you are greeted, to the consultation, to the pre/post follow ups... they are amazing! Always texting and responding quickly. The front desk is super friendly and welcoming. I was … More extremely nervous and scared to do this procedure, but they all made it so that I wouldnt feel intimidated. This is AN AMAZING TEAM... I 10000000% recommend them!
    • Avatar bobbyslo ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      Ten days post surgery now. Great experience and happy I chose Torrance bariatric. Truly only pain is not even pain it’s sore is core muscles, feels like I did a thousand sit-ups. Following each and every doctors orders, zero complications and … More looking forward to seeing what is to come.
    • Avatar Daisy Garnica ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      I just recently had the gastric sleeve surgery. This place has been so much more than offering a health service to me. I also felt so much support and understanding from the receptionist, nurses, surgeons, etc..I found this place trying to find … More a better place because where I was going before , each appointment was scheduled 2 months apart. I would’ve gotten the surgery maybe till 2024 but here as soon as I made an appointment for a consult I felt all the support from the staff to get this done as soon as possible because they understood what I was dealing with. I am 1 week post op and I feel so great. It was such a SMOOTH process. Process was about 2-3 months long and it could’ve been sooner but i had surgery scheduling conflict. As some one who is work crazed it was so helpful to have them message me updating me through emails, calls and text.If you are in a rough spot with your weight and looking towards making a difference and it is an option for you, I would 100% recommend coming here!Thank you guys for the smooth sailing and positive experience !
    • Avatar Claudia Padilla ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      where do I start. We had the best experience, the front office the Dr and the assistance are the BEST. My husband had his surgery last week and today was his first follow up appointment. And we are happy with the results. I definitely recommend … More this place.
    • Avatar Shannon Thompson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I had my bypass on 4/10, and every step of the way has been so easy and pleasant. The entire team is amazing and truly care about your health in the short term and long term. Leslie is THE BEST coordinator and the clinic is lucky to have her! … More Katie, Dr R and Dr Angelo are always so helpful and put literally every tiny concern to ease. They are so thorough to ensure the best possible recovery. So far so good! It's been 5 days and I'm up and walking. Still tired, but that's expected! I'm a mom and a business owner, so life still goes on even the same week as surgery :)Thank you all again so much. I can't wait to see what the rest of my journey holds

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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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