We offer a comprehensive bariatric and metabolic surgery program that deals with obesity and its related medical conditions. Our program includes medically directed non-surgical weight loss and in-house nutritional and mental health counseling.
Our comprehensive program provides you with personalized attention as you work toward your weight loss goal. You will work with a team of professionals who will offer you the appropriate pre and post-op counseling and education, which will help lead to long lasting weight loss.
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Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion
15611 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
2385 S. Melrose Drive Vista, CA 92081
Learn more about our bariatric doctor:
Dr. Karen Hanna
Understanding Bariatric Surgery
A small pouch is created by separating a small section of the stomach away from the rest of the stomach. The intestine is then connected to the newly formed pouch, preventing food from entering the larger part of the stomach. Thus, after gastric bypass, food travels into the pouch and then directly into the intestine. Weight loss occurs due to the decreased capacity of the stomach to hold food as well as mild malabsorption of food.
A large portion of the stomach is removed, creating a smaller stomach the size of a banana. There is no manipulation to the intestines during this procedure. Weight loss occurs because of the decreased capacity of the stomach to hold food.
An inflatable adjustable silicone band is placed around the top of the stomach creating a small pouch. Only a small amount of food can be eaten in one sitting as food first enters the small pouch, which fills up quickly. The food slowly flows from the pouch into the larger stomach, then into the intestine. There is no manipulation of the intestines.