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Weight Loss Surgery Options in San Diego, CA

Our weight loss therapy program aims to improve and maintain cardiovascular health through a comprehensive program that includes science-based nutrition and lifestyle practices in conjunction with medical/surgical therapies. We can also consult with you on available weight loss surgery options available in San Diego county.

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Weight Loss Surgery Options

Obesity and being overweight are the top medical issues affecting most Americans.  Oftentimes, obesity and being overweight are associated with comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension (elevated blood pressure), and dyslipidemia (abnormally high cholesterol levels). All of these are the major risk factors for coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease in general.

Our weight loss therapy program therefore
aims to treat the root cause of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, and therefore actively prevent coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arterial fibrillation by treating obesity.

Managing your weight can have an enormous effect on your overall health. When you lose weight, it helps prevent the development of life-threatening conditions associated with obesity.

Weight loss helps prevent life threatening conditions such as:

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Nutrition and Weight Loss with Enara @Kafri

We are proud to announce our partnership with Enara Health, allowing us to offer one of the best weight loss programs in the country. As part of the program, you will get to see one of our trained obesity medicine physicians and get matched to a dietitian and exercise specialist. Your care team stays in touch with you through a mobile application, giving you the support you need to optimize your health. Enara’s managed programs have some of the best results in the country.

Weight Loss Surgery FAQ

In order to be eligible for weight loss surgery, it is required that you have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40, or between 35 and 40 with an obesity-related condition like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.

Weight loss surgeries fall into three categories:

  1. Restrictive surgeries work by shrinking the size of the stomach and slowing down digestion. 
  2. Malabsorptive/restrictive surgeries change how you take in food. 
  3. The newest weight loss surgery technique is to implant an electrical device which then prompts weight loss by interrupting nerve signals between the stomach and the brain.

Some of the different surgeries available include:

  1. Adjustable Gastric Banding 
  2. Sleeve Gastrectomy 
  3. Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) 
  4. Vagal Blockade or vBloc 
  5. Biliopancreatic Diversion 
  6. Gastric Balloon/Intragastric Balloon System 
  7. AspireAssist™

The average cost of gastric bypass surgery is $23,000, the average cost of a lap band is $14,500, and the average cost of sleeve gastrectomy surgery is $14,900. 

Most patients cannot afford to pay $20,000 out of pocket for weight loss surgery, but more and more insurance companies are starting to cover the expense, as losing weight will make you healthier in general and should lower your lifetime medical expenses. 

Before pursuing weight loss surgery too far, it is important to check with your healthcare insurance provider to see if they will cover the expense of the surgery.

Gastric banding is considered the simplest and safest weight loss surgery option. However, the weight loss is lower than some other weight loss surgeries and individuals who have this procedure done are more likely to gain back the weight long term.

The least invasive weight loss “surgeries”  are endoscopic weight loss procedures, which work by allowing doctors to use a thin tube with a camera that they run down your digestive tract to place special devices or medications into the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much you can eat.

Past studies have shown that gastric bypass appeared to be most effective for weight loss, with that surgery resulting in an average of 31 percent loss of total body fat in the first year and 25 percent after five years.

If you’re looking for a weight loss service in San Diego, please consider Kafri Wellness. We strive to provide you with the best care for your personalized weight and/or vein treatment plans. With over 25+ years of experience working with patients. We also take into consideration a cardiovascular approach towards your treatment to give you as much insight into your health as possible.

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