What Could You Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery?
Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley has established the MemorialCare Center for Obesity, including a weight–loss surgery program designed for people who are 75 pounds or more overweight.
From our highly-skilled surgeons, led by bariatric pioneer Dr. Peter LePort with his team's record of more than 13,000 weight-loss surgeries, to our caring support team of nutritionists, psychologists and others, the MemorialCare Center for Obesity offers you everything you need to help you on your way to weight-loss surgery success.
View these videos to learn more about surgical weight loss and to help determine if it’s the right solution for you.
Peter LePort, M.D., explains the health issues associated with obesity and how to choose the right bariatric surgeon and program to start your weight loss surgery.
Atif Iqbal, M.D., discusses how obesity-related health concerns can be alleviated or reversed with weight loss surgery.
Kelly Francis, M.D., describes the various weight loss procedures offered at MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center.
Michael Russo, M.D., shares the long-term benefits of weight loss surgery.
Mir Ali, M.D., clarifies what patients can expect before and after surgery.
For people who are more than 75 pounds overweight, traditional dieting is successful only two percent of the time. But, there is a way that works–the skilled surgeons and strong support team at the MemorialCare Center for Obesity. Our program offers a far more successful surgical solution to traditional dieting. Best of all, our patients love it because it works.
We start months before the actual surgical weight-loss procedure, helping to motivate, encourage and guide you. And after surgery, we continue to lead and support you on your journey to ultimate weight–loss surgery success and improved health.
The team of highly skilled surgeons is led by bariatric pioneer Peter LePort, M.D., who has performed successful weight–loss surgery procedures for more than 20 years.
We’ve used all of our resources to build and strengthen our team. That’s why our weight-loss surgery success rate is second to none…as high as 80 percent. Take the first step on a wonderful new path to renewed health and happiness.
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Obesity occurs when the body has accumulated too much body fat. When an individual’s ideal body weight based on age, gender and height is greater than 30 percent they may be obese. Being overweight may not mean that you are obese. You may be overweight from extra muscles or having bigger bones.
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The gastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure to aid in weight loss. The balloon acts as a “filler” for the stomach so that the patient experiences less hunger and will consume smaller portions while still feeling full and satisfied after meals.
The Roux–en–Y gastric bypass (RGB) is the most common weight-loss surgery procedure and combines two approaches. First, a small pouch is created by stapling the stomach, reducing the amount of food it can hold.
Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves stapling approximately 70-80 percent of the stomach's natural capacity without involving the intestinal tract.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
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