La Peer’s Department of Bariatric Surgery Now Offering Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy As Outpatient Surgery

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Los Angeles based surgery center La Peer Health Systems recently performed its first-ever laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy bariatric treatment as an outpatient procedure.

Amir Mehran
If a procedure can be performed safely and expeditiously under the care of expert surgeons and anesthesiologist, our patients will always be the ones who will reap the most benefit.

The Department of Bariatric Surgery at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles is pleased to announce the successful performance of the very first outpatient sleeve gastrectomy performed at the medical center by one of its surgeons, Dr. Samuel Kashani. The department, headed by Amir Mehran, MD, FACS, FASMBS focuses solely on providing focused patient care and comfort during every procedure.

“We’re all very excited to be able to offer patients the sleeve gastrectomy as an outpatient procedure,” said Dr. Mehran. “Because we’re able to safely perform the minimally invasive surgery without excessive tissue damage, patients will enjoy several benefits, including a shorter recovery time that can take place in the comfort of their own home.”

The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent surgical weight-loss procedure, which involves the size of the patient’s stomach being greatly reduced. In some cases, the stomach becomes nearly 25% of its original size. The portion of the stomach that is removed, furthermore, contains the hunger hormone ghrelin, leading to a significant amount of appetite loss. With rare exceptions, this type of weight-loss surgery is ideal for all patients who are obese and do not fare well with diet or exercise alone.

At La Peer Health Systems, minimally invasive outpatient sleeve gastrectomy techniques prove revolutionary for a procedure that used to require multiple nights of hospital stay for patients.

“If a procedure can be performed safely and expeditiously under the care of expert surgeons and anesthesiologist, our patients will always be the ones who will reap the most benefit,” said Dr. Mehran. “Minimally invasive surgeries are much safer for patients and bring a decreased risk of complications.”

For individuals who aren’t ready for a permanent procedure like the sleeve gastrectomy, La Peer Health Systems Department of Bariatric Surgery also offers the reversible lap band treatment for overweight patients who wish to achieve weight-loss goals and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.

“One of the best parts about our surgery center, and our team of expert surgeons, is the fact that our patients have choices,” said Dr. Mehran. “We know that no two individuals are the same, and that each treatment needs to be tailored to meet the unique needs of every person.”

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 40 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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