The LAP-BAND procedure has been done in the U.S. since 2001. We have
been established as a dedicated LAP-BAND center of excellence and we specialize
in weight loss surgery and the performance of the LAP-BAND procedure. Our
physicians have specialized in weight control and have many years of experience
in weight loss surgery. They are board certified and also LAP-BAND certified
and they have performed numerous LAP-BAND procedures. Our practice is dedicated
to helping patients achieve the weight loss they desire. One of our goals
is to make this procedure affordable and available to those who can benefit
from the surgery. Most people with a significant weight problem do not
have long term weight loss success with conservative measures alone of
diet, exercise, medications, and behavior modification. But when a weight
loss procedure such as the LAP-BAND system is performed, the long term
weight loss success increases dramatically. The national average weight
loss after LAP-BAND surgery is approximately 60% of excess weight after
5 years. This is equivalent to gastric bypass surgery results. Some patients
have even more than 60% excess weight loss.
LAP-BAND procedures are performed as an outpatient at Ambulatory
Care Surgical Center which is a State Licensed, AAAHC Accredited and Medicare
certified surgical center. The facility is centrally located to all of
San Diego County. Ambulatory Care Surgery Center was the first outpatient
surgical facility in San Diego County and also was one of the very first
surgery centers in the entire United States. The center has been doing
outpatient surgery including laparoscopic procedures since the 1970's.
You can start changing your life today. Let us help you achieve a healthier,
happier and longer life.
Ronald L. Gertsch, M.D.
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Dr. M. Khalil, M.D.
Dr. E. Martinez, M.D.