Gastric Bypass

Babak   Moeinolmolki, MD -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Healthy Life Bariatrics

Babak Moeinolmolki, MD

Bariatric Surgeon located in Los Angeles, CA

Gastric Bypass Specialist
Gastric bypass is considered the gold standard in bariatric surgery, and for good reasons: tens of thousands of patients have achieved life-altering results using this approach, which is why gastric bypass is one of the most common procedures that Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki offers to patients from throughout Los Angeles, including Glendale and Encino.

Gastric Bypass Q & A

What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, commonly referred to as RYGB, is a surgical procedure that takes a dual approach to weight loss. The first part of the procedure involves using a series of surgical staples to divide the stomach into two portions, an upper and a lower section. When the patient consumes food, it will enter the top section, which is reduced to a pouch the size of a walnut that will only hold approximately one ounce of food at a time. Next, the bariatric surgeon will connect the small intestine directly to the upper stomach pouch, allowing food to travel directly into the small intestine. This prevents the body from absorbing many of the calories contained in the food.

Who is a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery?

Patients who could benefit from gastric bypass surgery have often tried many other weight loss options in the past, with little success. The procedure is best suited for patients who are at or near a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, which is considered extreme obesity. Patients with lower BMIs but who have other serious health concerns may also be good candidates for this approach. Patients will be evaluated to make sure that there are not other health issues that could contribute to a poor outcome, such as a blood clotting disorder, heart problems, or liver disease. Finally, factors such as age, psychological health, and the patient’s level of commitment and motivation are taken into consideration before a decision is made.

What is life like after gastric bypass surgery?

After a gastric bypass procedure, there is a period of recovery that takes place. Once the patient has been released from the hospital, there are self-care procedures that must be followed at home. These include starting off with a liquid diet, which will slowly progress to soft foods and eventually regular food, although at far smaller portion sizes. There may be a period of transition as the body adjusts, which could include body aches, fatigue, and mood shifts. These issues will improve over time.




Susan in Los Angeles, CA | Jun 22, 2016

Had my breast lift surgery around 6 months ago with Dr. Moein, very pleased with the result. Before the operation my breast was both sagging and small. I was able to get them lifted and enlarged at the same time. My breast look beautiful now even though I have surgical scars. I can only say that as a physician he goes beyond line of duty to ensure that his patients have the best results!!! Have already recommended my sister to this practice.
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