Bariatric Surgery

George G. Mutafyan, MD -  - Weight Loss Physician

George G. Mutafyan, MD

Weight Loss Physician & Bariatric Surgeon located in Glendale, CA

If you’re obese and have tried many diets to lose weight and failed, then you may be considering weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. George Mutafyan, MD, in Glendale, California, is an experienced and talented weight loss surgeon who can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options with you, and help you get to and stay at your goal weight. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Bariatric Surgery Q & A

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery refers to the surgical procedures used to help promote weight loss. Dr. Mutafyan is a top-rated weight loss surgeon and performs a number of bariatric procedures, including:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Lap-Band®
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

In addition to surgery, Dr. Mutafyan offers a medical weight loss program to help you reach your weight loss goals without any procedures.

Am I a good candidate for bariatric surgery?

Dr. Mutafyan works one-on-one with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for bariatric surgery during your bariatric surgical consultation. Generally speaking, you may benefit from weight loss surgery if you’re in good overall health and have a body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 40 with a coexisting obesity-related disease or condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

What can I expect during a bariatric surgery consultation?

Bariatric surgery is a serious medical decision and not something you should decide without first knowing all your options. Dr. Mutafyan always initiates care with a nonmedical approach. He wants to uncover the deeper issues behind your decision to have surgery.

During your bariatric surgery consultation, Dr. Mutafyan discusses many issues, including:

  • Your weight loss goals and needs
  • Your lifestyle habits, including what you eat and your food preferences
  • The pros and cons of your weight loss options, including all surgical approaches
  • The risks and benefits of bariatric surgery

Dr. Mutafyan also asks about your concerns regarding bariatric surgery, including the procedure itself, how to prepare, and what to expect after. Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure and he wants to make sure you’re prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally before making the decision to have surgery.

What lifestyle changes are involved with bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery requires a lifelong commitment to new eating habits in order to achieve your weight loss goals and prevent complications, such as chronic heartburn, ulcers, and nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Mutafyan reviews the lifestyle changes you need to put into place during your bariatric surgical consultation so you can decide whether weight loss surgery makes the best sense for you.

Carrying excess body weight affects your physical health, and, in many cases, your emotional health. Dr. Mutafyan is a weight loss surgeon who offers many options to help you achieve your weight loss goals. To schedule a bariatric surgical consultation, call George Mutafyan, MD, today or book an appointment online.