Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery San Diego: olde del mar surgical

Patients seeking safe, effective bariatric surgery in San Diego eventually find their way to Olde Del Mar Surgical. And once they’re here, they’re family.

This is evident in the continuing relationships we have with our patients, many of whom tell us that their San Diego bariatric surgery changed their lives in ways they weren’t expecting. Some of our patients have followed up with us for over 20 years!

In addition to our world-class bariatric surgical options, our office excels at developing patient relationships. We want our patients to be as comfortable with our staff as they would be with family or friends.

Thus, at Olde Del Mar Surgical, we combine cutting-edge technology with a customized program that is specifically tailored to you, your needs, and your particular environment.

And with a standard-setting complication rate of just 1% — compared to the national rate of 5% — you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands from the moment you enter our clinic.

Dispelling Myths, Achieving Results

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of adult obesity in the United States was 42.4% in 2018. What’s more, from 1999 to 2018, the prevalence of obesity increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. During the same time, the CDC reports, the “prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.”

For the majority of obese people, diet and exercise often prove ineffective. For these folks, diet strategies usually lead to small, temporary weight loss followed by rapid weight gain. It can be a stressful and frustrating cycle.

Our surgeons provide patients with the opportunity to try something new: Namely, the integration of weight loss surgery with comprehensive preparation, post-operative care, support, and lifestyle management.

It’s a process that has proven successful for so many of our patients. That process usually begins with the dispelling of some myths.

Hypothalamus

Our Chief of Surgery, Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, who edited one of the world’s first textbooks on laparoscopic surgery, explains it well. Once a person becomes overweight, he says, the hypothalamus, which acts as a thermostat, prevents them from losing weight. It actually resets their weight, so diets don’t work. This means that many times the only way to help a patient lose weight is to fool that thermostat.

That’s where bariatric surgery in San Diego (and beyond) comes into play. Weight-loss procedures not only assist in reducing caloric intake, they actually reset that weight thermostat. This helps patients lose weight and keep it off.

Olde Del Mar Surgical is a well-established, private practice for patients who seek a proven, personalized approach. It’s a clinical setting that feels decidedly personal.

We offer general surgery, weight loss surgery, surgical oncology, and cosmetic surgery. It’s truly rare to find a weight loss clinic in San Diego that includes all of these different surgical disciplines.

As Dr. Bhoyrul often says, “it’s really about changing the quality and quantity of someone’s life.”

How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?

Increase Your Overall Health

The Impactful Results Of Weight Loss Surgery

You will achieve results at Olde Del Mar Surgical. In fact, significant weight loss is the most well-known benefit of weight loss surgery. Typically, patients will lose 40% to 65% of excess body weight from surgery.


When combined with diet and exercise, weight loss surgery allows people to finally reach their goal weight and enjoy the improved quality of life that they deserve.


Weight loss surgery also results in an increase in overall health. Many co-morbidities of obesity will be dramatically reduced after surgery, including:


Weight loss surgery also results in an increase in overall health. Many co-morbidities of obesity will be dramatically reduced after surgery, including:

Weight loss surgery also results in an increase in overall health. Many co-morbidities of obesity will be dramatically reduced after surgery, including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Infertility
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
We Offer Affordable Surgery

At Olde Del Mar Surgical, we take most insurances and offer financing options to suit your needs and make surgical excellence available to you.

San Diego Bariatric Surgeries

We offer a wide range of bariatric surgeries in San Diego. Each procedure includes a year of follow-up care and regular post-op check-ups. This includes a once-a-month meeting with a clinical provider and/or a registered dietitian.

We offer a wide range of bariatric surgeries in San Diego. Each procedure includes a year of follow-up care and regular post-op check-ups. This includes a once-a-month meeting with a clinical provider and/or a registered dietitian.

We know how important follow-up care is in ensuring the long-term success of our San Diego bariatric surgery patients. Many clinics fail to provide this service — to the detriment of their patients and their patients’ wellbeing. At Olde Del Mar Surgical, however, we consider this level of attentive, personalized after-care to be standard procedure.

Patients are like family to us. We like to stay in touch.

Options: Personalized and Customizable

Our San Diego bariatric surgery are all minimally invasive procedures. Options include:

• Gastric Sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy)

• Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

• Lap Band (Gastric Band)

• SADI-S Duodenal Switch

And more!

Our most popular bariatric surgeries in San Diego are gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Many procedures can be performed laparoscopically (minimally invasive) and under general anesthesia. The surgery itself usually takes less than an hour.

We will arrive at the right surgery for you after we meet with you and discuss your options. Each procedure is slightly different, but they all result in creating a smaller stomach.

Weight loss surgery has been shown to be a highly effective treatment and potential cure for obesity and related diseases. There are many types of minimally invasive surgery techniques, and we remain at the forefront of advances in robot-assisted surgery and other minimally invasive techniques.

Smaller incisions as part of laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery allow for the same type of access for surgical instruments that a large incision would. In addition, small incisions at the surgical site, regardless of the type of surgery, can shorten recovery times.

Calculate Your BMI

Body Mass Index (BMI) Weight Loss Calculator

In order to be considered a suitable candidate for weight loss surgery, you must have either morbid obesity or obesity with co-morbid health problems such as diabetes. We use the body mass index (BMI) system to calculate your body weight:

Insurance typically covers surgery if your BMI is greater than 40, or in some instances between 35 and 40, if you have ongoing illnesses that are related to obesity. The FDA has approved weight loss surgery for people with a BMI of greater that 30, but these lower BMI categories are not typically covered by insurance .

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Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery in san diego?

In addition to morbid obesity, our weight loss surgery patients must also:

  • Be over 18 years old (In some emergency cases, teenagers can undergo bariatric surgery.)
  • Be able to understand and agree to the probable outcome and potential risks of surgery.
  • Have unsuccessfully tried to lose weight through diet and exercise.

  • Be in good general health. Surgical weight loss is potentially risky and patients must be healthy enough to tolerate a surgical procedure.
  • Be able to meet post-surgical requirements. After surgery, patients will be subject to strict dietary and exercise requirements. Patients will not be able to improve their health without adhering to a comprehensive, long-term weight loss plan. Patients who fail to adhere to these requirements will not realize the full benefits of bariatric surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations. Anyone undergoing a procedure with our bariatric surgeons must be able to understand and accept the limitations of the procedure. Bariatric surgery is not an instant cure for morbid obesity. It requires lifelong dedication, follow-up, and patients must be psychologically prepared both for surgery and the post-surgical period.

Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Contact Olde Del Mar Surgical to schedule a consultation. We can discuss your weight loss options and choose the right solution for you.

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