Frequently Asked Questions

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Bariatric Revision Surgery

Revision surgery is a weight loss treatment that follows a previous bariatric surgery that did not lead to as much weight loss as the surgeon and patient hope for. Revision surgery can also be used when a patient regains significant weight after initially losing weight. Contact us if you are interested in discussing your options for revision surgery.

Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss (bariatric) surgery helps you lose weight and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity. Bariatric surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways. The first is restriction, as the amount of food the stomach can hold is physically restricted, limiting the number of calories you can eat. The second way is malabsorption. Because some surgeries shorten or bypass part of the small intestine, it reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body can absorb.
Our highly skilled and experienced surgical team, led by Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, specializes in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, revisional bariatric surgery, and Lap Bands.
Yes, at Olde del Mar Surgical we perform most of our weight loss procedures laparoscopically. This minimally-invasive technique results in fewer complications, less pain and less down time for most patients.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine. After surgery, swallowed food will go into this small pouch and then directly into the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine.

General Surgery

The type of surgery will be determined by you and your surgeon. Our goal is to match your expectations with the appropriate choices, depending on the type of surgery you need, the other illnesses you may have, and the risks and benefits of each choice.

Lap Band

The Lap-Band is an adjustable gastric band designed to help you lose excess body weight, improve weight-related health conditions, and enhance quality of life.

New Eating Plans

When your new stomach pouch has healed, an average meal will be about ½ to 1 cup of food, however, different foods move through at different rates, depending on the consistency.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the “sleeve,” is a surgery in which the stomach is permanently reduced to 15 – 25 percent of its original size, leaving a banana-shaped portion that has both restrictive and malabsorptive qualities to induce weight loss.

Surgery for Cancer

We will restrict the treatments that we offer to the areas where we have significant experience, knowledge, and support from our colleagues. In certain cases we may refer you elsewhere, especially if we feel that there is another physician or center where your needs may be better served. Ultimately, we need to feel secure that the treatment you receive is the level that we would expect if a friend or family member of ours had the same diagnosis.

Weight Loss Progress

We recommend that you weigh once a day. Plan to weigh and measure yourself on a regular schedule, at the same time of day and in similar clothing.