Sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough to help people lose excess weight. The Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center offers a range of surgical and nonsurgical interventions for significant weight loss. We find the right procedure or treatment for you, so you can lose the weight and keep it off.
Surgical and nonsurgical options for weight loss
Excess weight is not due to a character flaw or lack of willpower. It results from a combination of environmental factors and a chronic condition of digestive deregulation—your body makes you think you're hungry when you're not, leading you to overeat.
Our expert team customizes treatment to help you lose weight and keep it off. We offer many different types of surgical and nonsurgical weight loss therapies, including bariatric surgery and minimally invasive endoscopic bariatric procedures.
Many who struggle with losing weight long-term are unaware that they could be a candidate for bariatric surgery or nonsurgical weight loss therapy. Both types of weight loss treatments are safe, effective and can improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Weight Loss Surgery at Cedars-Sinai
Our surgeons specialize in performing a wide range of bariatric surgeries and procedures, including:
We offer these less common procedures as well:
- Duodenal switch, which combines a gastric sleeve and a bypass procedure
- Biliary pancreatic diversion, another type of surgery that uses restriction and malabsorption
- Gastric bypass revision
- Gastric sleeve revision
- Gastric band removal
- Revision band to sleeve
- Revision band to bypass
- Revision sleeve to bypass
Additionally, our expert gastroenterologists perform endoscopic (nonsurgical) bariatric procedures, including:
- Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)
- Trans-oral-outlet reduction (TORe)
- Endoscopic revisions of bariatric surgery
- Intragastric balloons
Our Approach to Weight Loss
Our team of expert-level weight loss specialists offer a personalized, supportive approach to helping you lose weight and keep it off.
Why Consider Weight Loss Therapy?
Undergoing bariatric surgery or an endoscopic bariatric procedure can help you lose significant amounts of excess weight and minimize weight-related complications such as:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Back and joint pain
Who Is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Most candidates for bariatric surgery have:
- At least 100 pounds to lose or a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40
- A BMI of at least 35 and a weight-related health complication, such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, joint disorders and gastrointestinal conditions
Many people who qualify for bariatric surgery don't realize their health insurance may cover the costs. Our team can help you determine your eligibility for weight loss surgery and launch you on a path to a healthier you.
Beating Obesity with Bariatric Surgery
After decades of struggling with obesity and illness, Bryan Wynn changed his life with gastric bypass surgery.