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Gastric Banding Glendale CA

Gastric Banding Glendale CA
Dr. Mutafyan offers laparoscopic weight loss procedures at his weight loss clinics
in Beverly Hills and Glendale serving the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and
Pasadena areas. Dr. Mutafyan has dedicated his life to helping others achieve their
best life possible, and his extensive research in the field of bariatric surgery is
renowned throughout the world.
Dr. George
Dr. George Mutafyan is a Board Certified Surgeon specializing in
helping people from all backgrounds and needs achieve their
weight loss goals. Dr. Mutafyan completed a General Surgery
internship at Oregon Health & Science University in 2002 and his
surgical residency at Michigan State University in 2006.
In 2008, Dr. Mutafyan was awarded a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center to
conduct research under the Minimally Invasive Surgery, General Surgery, Laparoscopic
Surgery and Weight Loss Surgical disciplines.
Dr. Mutafyan offers a variety of bariatric surgery options, including Gastric Bypass
Surgery, Adjustable Lap-Band Surgery and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy services.
Dr. Mutafyan is considered an expert in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and currently
serves as a member of Faculty at Keck School of Medicine Of University of Southern
He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric
Surgery, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
Dr. Mutafyan has been successfully working tirelessly to research and develop new
laparoscopic techniques as a Bariatric Surgeon, alongside world renowned experts
such as Donald Trunkey, MD, and Eric J. DeMaria, MD.
Gastric Banding
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Performed laparoscopically to reduce downtime and recovery, Adjustable Gastric
Banding is performed as a restrictive type of weight loss surgery. Commonly referred to
as Lap-Band Surgery or Realize, Adjustable Gastric Banding involves placing an
inflatable silicone band around the upper stomach to restrict food intake. Once the
band is in place, a small pouch is created, with a narrow passage to the lower stomach.
By slowing the processing of food, this procedure offers the feeling of being full
(satiated). By creating a small pouch and delaying the emptying of food, patients will
feel full quicker and will be less likely to overeat. The majority of people who undergo
Adjustable Gastric Banding lose about one-third to one-half of their excess weight and
will continue to lose weight for at least the next three years.
How is Adjustable Gastric Banding Performed?
Using small incisions, Dr. Mutafyan inserts the band laparoscopically into the abdomen.
Once in place, the band can be inflated or deflated to the desired result. A small port is
placed in the abdominal wall to allow for adjustment of the band to control the results
of the procedure. Once the small port and band are in place, Dr. Mutafyan closes the
small incisions. From time to time, the band may need periodic adjustments or fills
based upon weight loss, food cravings, and other physical reactions to the surgery.
The total procedure is generally done on an out-patient basis.
Gastric Bypass
Performed laparoscopically to reduce downtime and
recovery, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is performed to assist
morbidly obese patients in losing weight
Differing from Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band/Realize), Roux-en-Y Gastric
Bypass Surgery does not require the placement of a Gastric Band. A small pouch is
created from the upper stomach and completely detached from the lower portion of the
stomach and reconnected to the small intestine. The small pouch, about the size of an
egg, completely bypasses the lower portion of the stomach. This allows for appetite
and portion size to be controlled. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a restrictive as well as a
malabsorbtive procedure with weight loss at about two thirds of your excessive body
How is Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Performed?
Using small incisions, Dr. Mutafyan surgically separates a small portion of the stomach
and reattaches it to the small intestine. The lower portion of the stomach is completely
bypassed. The smaller pouch that is created typically holds 25ml, and assists patients
in controlling the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, and gives patients an
overall feeling of fullness much more quickly. Unlike Adjustable Gastric Banding (LapBand/Realize), adjustments do not need to be made following the surgery.
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