General Surgery

General Surgery

At Olde Del Mar Surgical, our surgeons are highly trained in the safe, effective use of the laparoscopic general surgery technique. This minimally invasive method of surgery can be applied to a number of procedures we offer, including Nissen fundoplication, incisional hernia repair, gall bladder, GERD, endocrine, and solid organ surgery.

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery:

Most surgeries at Olde Del Mar Surgical are performed using minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery integrates robotic technology with expert surgical skills for greater precision, flexibility and control in laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Bhoyrul, a recognized leader in laparoscopic surgery, and Dr. Farinholt, the first fellowship trained Robotic Surgeon on the Scripps Health campus, offer an exceptional level of skill, experience, and judgement. Whether you’re having general laparoscopic procedure such as gallbladder surgery and inguinal hernia repair, or advanced laparoscopic procedures like reflux surgery (GERD), colon resection, incisional hernia repair, and solid organ surgeries like removing the spleen or adrenal glands, you want the best!

Laparoscopic Surgery Advanced & General

Several small incisions are made in the abdomen during a laparoscopic procedure. Carbon dioxide gas is pumped into the abdominal cavity to move the abdominal wall away from the organs and create a more open space to work. Read more

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by stomach contents and acid traveling back up from the stomach toward the throat. A one-way valve (lower esophageal sphincter (LES), located at the opening of the stomach, allows food to come into the stomach and keeps the stomach acid contained in the stomach. Read more

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

A hiatal hernia occurs when there is an enlarged or weakened section of the hiatus (opening in the diaphragm between the esophagus and the stomach). The weakened diaphragm can allow a small portion of the stomach to expand into the chest cavity, causing or worsening Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).   Read more

Gall Bladder Surgery

Gallbladder surgery typically takes less than an hour. Patients spend up to one day as an inpatient and can typically expect to return to work in a week. Normal activities can usually be resumed within a few weeks. Read more

Endocrine Surgery

The endocrine or adrenal glands produce hormones that are involved in control of blood pressure, chemical levels in the blood, water use in the body, glucose usage, and the "fight or flight" reaction during times of stress. Minimally invasive surgical removal of the adrenal gland can be performed through three or four 1/4-1/2 inch incisions. Patients may leave the hospital in one or two days and return to work more quickly than patients recovering from open surgery.  Read more

To learn more about the surgery process, please visit the What to Expect Before and After Surgery pages.

If you have additional questions about the types of surgeries we offer, or to schedule a bariatric consultation with one of our doctors contact us through our website or call 858.457.4917.

About Olde Del Mar Surgical

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and Dr. Gina Farinholt are bariatric surgeons in San Diego, California. Dr. Bhoyrul helps patients from all over Southern California, including San Diego, La Jolla, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Coronado, Santee and Los Angeles.

The team at Olde Del Mar Surgical has performed many surgical procedures for patients looking for meaningful weight loss surgery, such as Lap-Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Plication and Bariatric Revision Surgery.

Dr. Bhoyrul, Dr. Farinholt and their team have helped many patients get their lives and their health back through bariatric surgery in California. Also offering post-operation treatment and patient mentoring, Olde Del Mar Surgical wants to make sure its patients are happy and healthy forever.

Contact Us


9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 570
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 457-4917
Fax: (858) 457-3287