Olde Del Mar Surgical is San Diego’s premier destination for all types of laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Though we are nationally known for our bariatrics, our patients equally trust us for all of our surgical procedures.
For the best in minimally invasive weight-loss surgery in San Diego, turn to Olde Del Mar Surgical. Our proven, patient-centric approach is championed and exemplified every day by our experienced and compassionate team of surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and office staff.
Olde Del Mar Surgical is an award-winning medical clinic led by Chief of Surgery Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, who is also the medical director for weight-loss surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital and Sharp Coronado Hospital. Dr. Bhoyrul has decades of experience in San Diego weight-loss surgery and helped co-author and edit one of the world’s first textbooks on laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Pascal Bortz has been a strong addition to the team with his additional focus on robotic surgery. Additionally, our nurse practitioner, Kirsten Goshen, brings with her over a decade of experience in surgical and medical weight loss. Under the leadership of Drs. Bhoyrul and Bortz and FNP Goshen, we are able to specialize in a number of disciplines, including weight-loss surgery, general surgery, robotic surgery, and medical weight-loss programs.
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Our most popular weight-loss surgeries in San Diego are gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Regardless of the procedure, however, we perform most operations laparoscopically (minimally invasive) and under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes less than an hour.
The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is minimally invasive and involves the removal of a portion of the stomach. Patients typically experience much less hunger after our surgeons remove part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hormone that makes people feel constantly hungry.
The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y bypass, is minimally invasive and results in both a smaller stomach and a rerouted portion of the intestines. This is a good option for patients who need to lose a lot of weight; who carry their fat centrally; or who have metabolic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes.
With a lap band or gastric band procedure, we use surgical instruments to place a flexible ring around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch. By placing the band around the vagus nerve, we are able to reduce hunger and improve the feeling of fullness (satiety).
Surgeons may advise this course of action in order to correct or improve upon a previous weight-loss surgery that has not produced results. Revisional surgery is complex; it takes into account medical, surgical, emotional, and social factors that affect weight and overall health. We are one of only a very small number of practices that specialize in revisional surgery.
SADI-S (single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy) is a relatively new procedure that has proven to be successful for patients who have persistent, severe obesity despite a previous sleeve gastrectomy. We also offer it as an initial procedure for patients who need to lose more than 200 pounds.
One of the most common of all bariatric procedures worldwide. It’s nonsurgical, noninvasive, and involves endoscopically placing a balloon into the stomach to assist with portion control. The balloon is the size of an orange and is removed after six months.
We make small incisions on the abdomen. Next, we gently pump CO2 into the abdominal cavity to spread the stomach wall away from the organs. Into this larger space, we insert a laparoscope, a camera that allows us to see and work inside without having to make a large incision.
We specialize in this surgery for the removal of the adrenal glands, which are part of the endocrine system, the function of which is to release hormones into the bloodstream that control blood pressure, blood chemical levels, water and glucose usage, stress reactions, and more.
LAPAROSCOPIC AND ROBOTIC SURGERY SOLUTIONS
Olde Del Mar Surgical also provides additional services along with our other minimally invasive procedures. For example, our laparoscopic and robotic (or robot-assisted) surgery solutions offer best-in-class technological procedures to our patients. These procedures include:
Each surgery includes one year of follow-up care: visits with a clinician and a dietitian, plus counseling and educational resources.
We learned long ago that weight-loss surgery on its own can be a waste of time. Surgery must be followed up by continuing care, check-ups — and check-ins — and the establishment of a regular system of communication and feedback.
To that end, we’ve implemented a system that provides patients with their own online dashboard called Bariatastic! With this system, patients can see all of their health parameters, helping keep them accountable and helping ensure the success of their weight-loss journey.
Meet The Team
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul & Team
Surgical procedures require a deep level care, skill, and precision. Olde Del Mar Surgical is committed to providing patients with high-quality patient care that encompasses all of these qualities. We will not hesitate to ensure your experience a positive one.
For patients suffering from obesity and its associated health challenges, weight-loss surgery is an opportunity to improve both the quality and the quantity of life itself. We are experts in helping patients lose weight and overcome many of the health problems associated with obesity: diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and more.
Plus, our complication rate of 1% is well below the national rate of 5%. This positions Olde Del Mar Surgical as a far better choice for weight-loss surgery in San Diego than other clinics both near and far.
Among other benefits, minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure that allows for shorter hospital stays than traditional open surgery. Much more important than limiting food intake is the dramatic changes in patients’ metabolic and hunger hormones as a direct result of the surgery. This is truly the “secret sauce” behind surgery and the reason why the success of surgery cannot be replicated by simply “going on a diet.”
With our patient’s wellbeing at the forefront of every decision we make regarding their care, we offer a full spectrum of weight-loss surgeries in San Diego.
Read on to see our patient’s experiences for yourself. Everyone who steps into our facility is treated with intention and respect.
My life was terrible health wise, weighed at my max 368lbs. Diagnosed with fatty liver, high cholesterol, and most importantly a diabetic. I had tried so many times to lose the weight on my own. Failed.
The best experience I have ever had with doctors. From the ladies in the office, to Rachel, the dietitian. To Kirsten and of course dr. Boyroul.
I’m more active. Able to go out and do outdoor activities with my daughter. And of course feel better health wise and look better. Has helped my self esteem as well.
Before I had surgery I was miserable in my own body. I felt sluggish, tired all the time, I was always out of breath, I had pain on my ankles from my weight. Sleep apnea, and acid reflux. Not being able to exercise because I was exhausted from work, coming home I would go straight to be because I had really bad ankle pain. Sometimes I would try and go for a walk, but even then I would be in pain from my ankles and just out of breath that I had barely enough energy to do anything with my son. My days off consisted of me laying in bed because I was just tired all the time.
Everyone in Del Mar Surgical have been so supportive and amazing. A HUGE thanks to Doctor Pascal Bortz and Ms. Rachel Macam, they are both really supportive and actually care for what I have to say. They are both always attentive and address any concerns that I have.
Life before weight loss surgery was always a bit challenging. It was a giant game of problem solving; what clothing do I fit in today or what can I wear to this event. I remember figuring out excuses to not go to work volunteering activities because we had to wear provided polo shirts oh, and let’s not forget the beach and pool parties that happened every weekend of my twenties. I missed out on so many things because of my weight. Avoiding situations that would make me very aware of my physical presence was my number one goal.
Del Mar surgical is wonderful. Dr. Bhoyrul and Nurse Kirsten, along with the entire staff, are so kind and warm. They have truly set me up for success, and I cannot be more thankful.
I was 350 pounds. Working in a job that I liked but never chasing my dreams of travel or flight therapy because I wasn’t comfortable in my skin. My feet always hurt, my knees started hurting and then my back. I was 27 years old and felt like a 60 year old! I had no major illnesses but pain everywhere. I couldn’t even work out because it just hurt.
My life before surgery was horrible ! Lot of physical problems, diabetes type 2 kidney infections, knee and ankle pain, problems to sleep, couldn’t walk more than a block, low sugar pressure, back pain, couldn’t play with my grandbabies couldn’t dance couldn’t ride on fair rides cause I didn’t fit ! headaches, sometimes couldn’t deeply breath. Personal life, a disaster, and depression.
Contact Olde Del Mar Surgical to see how our award-winning surgical team can support you on your health journey. We have some of the best outcomes and lowest complication rates in the country for our weight-loss surgery procedures.
With smaller incisions and minimally invasive techniques throughout the surgical site, our bariatric surgeons help reduce recovery times for all types of minimally invasive surgery.
Our clinic is located at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Our address is 9850 Genesee Ave.. #570, La Jolla, California, 92037.
We encourage you to contact our office to begin a relaxed and no-pressure discussion of your weight-loss surgery options. Regardless of the type of surgery you and your doctor choose, you can be sure that you will receive the best weight-loss surgery care in San Diego at Olde Del Mar Surgical.