STARR Micro-Gastric Sleeve and Micro-LAPBAND

One of the concerns patients typically have when considering weight loss surgery to combat morbid obesity is the scars that result from surgical incisions. Here at Town Center Surgery has embraced the latest technology to help patients achieve successful weight loss through surgical procedures that leave little to no visible scarring. With STARR micro-gastric sleeve and micro-LAP-BAND® System surgery, patients can emerge from recovery with scars that are barely visible to the naked eye. STARR stands for Surgical Tiny Access and Rapid Recovery, and allows our surgeons to utilize a single, very small incision (2 to 3 millimeters) near the belly button to perform gastric sleeve or LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery. For the gastric sleeve procedure in particular, that’s up to five incisions less than traditional techniques.

The STARR treatment is possible because of the SPIDER® Surgical System, an innovative set of surgical tools that allow our bariatric surgeons to perform procedures with greater precision and smaller incisions, which can ultimately lead to less recovery time.

Basically, the STARR treatment makes it possible to emerge from your weight loss surgery recovery with a scar about the size of a freckle. The next time you wear your bathing suit, you may not even notice the scar yourself, much less those around you!

Learn more about the STARR treatment for gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND® System weight loss surgery.

Town Center Weight Loss Surgery Adopts Min-Invasive Procedure

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Bariatric Surgeon in Los Angeles Offering Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery

The SPIDER® Surgical System is a flexible, laparoscopic technology used to perform minimally invasive surgery. Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Marc Lussier says this latest advancement allows multiple instruments to be used through one incision, which not only reduces the number of incisions required with traditional procedures, but also offers the surgeon enhanced capabilities when performing single incision weight loss surgery.

Dr. Marc Lussier is the medical director of Town Center Surgery, which specializes in post-bariatric cosmetic enhancement and bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, CA. He is announcing the recent adoption of the SPIDER® Surgical System, which can potentially reduce the number of incisions, and lead to a faster recovery for patients undergoing weight loss surgery in Los Angeles.

The SPIDER weight loss surgery system® allows surgeons to perform a number of abdominal procedures through a single incision in the belly button, which is roughly the size of a dime. While minimally invasive techniques have been around for decades, Dr. Lussier says the unique design of the SPIDER system represents a significant advance over past procedures.

Dr. Lussier says he and his team constantly pursue the cutting-edge of their surgical field because the ability to offer their patients the safest and most effective procedures available is extremely important. Dr. Lussier adds that the ability to decrease the overall impact a procedure has on a patient not only improves intended surgical results, but can also improve the overall aesthetic result, which can often lead to a more satisfied patient.

About Marc Lussier, MD

Dr. Marc Lussier earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery training at the New York University Medical Center, and his plastic surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lussier is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Town Center Surgery is located at 24510 Town Center Dr. Ste. 180 in Valencia, CA 91355, and can be reached at (661) 260-3021, and found online at towncentersurgeryweightloss.com or facebook.com/pages/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Valencia-Town-Center-Surgery/179429731800.


Los Angeles Bariatric Surgeon Discusses Latest FDA Approval

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Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles Discusses Latest FDA Approval

At his Los Angeles, CA bariatric surgery practice, Dr. Marc Lussier discusses the latest approval from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration concerning the LAP-BAND System, and the potential effects it could have on more than 26 million Americans.

The FDA has approved the LAP-BAND® weight loss procedure for use in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. The approval could have a tremendous impact on the more than 26 million Americans that fall into this category. According to Dr. Marc Lussier, this news from the FDA is exciting because of the life-changing effects a procedure like this can have on his patients.

According to the annual data collected by the Centers for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the FDA approval could more than double the number of patients eligible for weight loss surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. Lussier highlights the high cost of “dieting” in the U. S., as Americans spend billions of dollars each year trying to make the transformation on their own. “Diets don’t last. The term ‘yo-yo’ dieting usually is what most obese patients experience. Where they go on a diet and lose weight, but very soon after they go back to their ‘normal lives’ and the weight comes back and sometimes more than what they started with. This is very frustrating and can be depressing, not to mention the financial waste on a short term solution to a long term problem.”

While weight loss procedures such as the LAP-BAND system® or gastric sleeve provide safe and effective pathways to weight loss, Dr. Lussier stresses patients must commit to permanent lifestyle changes if they hope to achieve and maintain a healthy transformation. He and his team of fellowship trained bariatric/weight loss surgeons and the Town Center Surgery team are committed and experienced in the needs of bariatric patients to help their patients achieve their weight loss goals throughout the entire process.

About Dr. Lussier

Dr. Marc Lussier is the medical director at Town Center Surgery, a practice dedicated to the comprehensive needs of the individual patient, ranging from weight loss surgery to post-bariatric aesthetic enhancement. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Lussier completed a general surgery residency at New York Medical Center, and a plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Town Center Surgery is located at 24510 Town Center Dr. Ste 180 in Valencia, CA 91355, and can be reached at (661) 260-3021, or found online at towncentersurgeryweightloss.com or the Weight Loss Surgery Valencia – Town Center Surgery Facebook page.


Gastric Sleeve (VSG) Surgery

Available at Town Center Surgery

The team of weight loss surgeons here at Town Center Surgery are pleased to announce a new surgical option at our practice that is gaining in popularity across the U.S.: the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. VSG, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, can help patients with severe morbid obesity lose large amounts of weight and reduce risks of developing life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. VSG surgery involves the removal of a large portion of the stomach. The remainder of the stomach is shaped into a thin “sleeve” for digesting food, leaving the natural food openings of the stomach intact. This tube-shaped stomach holds less food and helps patients achieve a feeling of fullness after much smaller portions at mealtimes.

Gastric sleeve surgery does not involve placing a foreign body onto the stomach, such as that with adjustable gastric banding procedures, and can be helpful for patients who are at extreme risk of health conditions due to morbid obesity. The entire procedure can be performed with a minimal number of very small incisions, resulting in less residual scarring and quicker recovery time.

In addition to state-of-the-art treatment from a skilled bariatric surgery team, Town Center Surgery offers a comfortable, private environment for our patients. We are here to help you in every step of the weight loss surgery process.

You can visit our Gastric Sleeve Surgery page for more information on this innovative weight loss surgery technique, or contact Town Center Surgery for details.

Town Center Surgery
Weight Loss Program Celebrates First Anniversary!

by Marc Lussier M.D., F.A.C.S. Plastic Surgery – Medical Director, Town Center Surgery Center

February marks the One Year Anniversary of the opening of the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Town Center Surgery in Valencia! Town Center Surgery is a fully equipped plastic and bariatric surgery center with surgical facilities on-site. Medical Director Marc Lussier, MD, FACS has developed a comprehensive weight loss surgery program, consisting of a team of experts including a bariatric surgeon, a nutritionist, registered nurses, and counselors whose purpose is to assist the patient in losing weight safely and successfully.

Over the last year, we have effectively performed Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (commonly referred to as Lap Band Surgery) on many individuals who are now leading healthier, happier lives. In celebration of our Anniversary and the amazing success of those who have been through our program, we bring you the story of our very first patient:

When Gary B. came to see us, he had a lifelong history of attempts with nonsurgical weight loss programs and no success at maintaining his weight loss. He suffered with numerous obesity related medical issues including high blood pressure, hypertension, sleep apnea, GERD, and
osteoarthritis of the knees, making him an ideal candidate for Lap Band surgery. Since his surgery, we are pleased to say that to date he has lost 69 pounds! His blood pressure has improved, he has shown considerable improvement in his sleep apnea, musculo-skeletal pain, and has an overall sense of well-being.

We applaud the success of our patient’s efforts and support the continuation of their goals!

If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, come see us! We offer complimentary seminars for you to meet our team of surgeons and learn more about how the procedures can help you as it has helped so many of our patients. Visit our website at www.Towncentersurgeryweightloss.com or call our office at 661-260-3021 to speak with our bariatric patient coordinator and schedule a consultation.

Town Center Surgery, a AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center, is run by Dr. Marc Lussier and is located at 24510 Town Center Drive, Suite 180, Valencia, 91355.

Dr. Lussier in the News with Innovative Bariatric Surgery

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Dr. Marc Lussier Implements Innovative Bariatric Surgery

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a type of stand-alone weight loss surgery that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. Over the past several years, the procedure has grown in popularity due to its recent acceptance by insurance companies, and the fact that it does not involve intestinal rerouting or food malabsorption. Dr. Marc Lussier recently began offering the gastric sleeve surgery in Los Angeles, at his state-of-the-art plastic and bariatric surgery facility, Town Center Surgery.

Recently approved for coverage by major insurance companies, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy has grown in popularity because it presents patients with a weight loss procedure that does not involve intestinal rerouting or food malabsorption. Also called gastric sleeve surgery, this type of surgical weight loss technique permanently reduces the size of the stomach, and does not rely on gastric bands (a weight loss method designed to create a smaller stomach chamber). At Town Center Surgery, Dr. Marc Lussier recently started offering this innovative form of bariatric surgery in Los Angeles. He says he is proud to offer this effective weight loss option that allows patients to lose a significant amount of weight while reducing the risk of developing serious diseases that can be caused by obesity, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 34% of Americans age 20 and older are affected by obesity. This amounts to more than 72 million U. S. adults. Weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and the LAP-BAND system in Los Angeles have been shown to help a majority of patients lose up to 75% of their excess body weight, coupled with a dramatic reduction in the risks of developing obesity-related diseases. In comparison to gastric bypass or gastric banding procedures, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy is not reversible; however, because the stomach continues to function normally, the gastric sleeve procedure requires fewer dietary restrictions and can often be performed when existing conditions would otherwise prevent a patient from having weight loss surgery.

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy is one of the latest advancements in bariatric surgery, and can often help people who suffer from morbid obesity keep their weight down and live healthier lifestyles. However, Dr. Lussier stresses that there is an inherent risk in all forms of bariatric surgery, which should be discussed in detail with a board-certified bariatric surgeon.

About Dr. Lussier

Marc Lussier, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his general surgery residency at New York University Medical Center, and his plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lussier is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Town Center Surgery is located at 24510 Town Center Dr., Suite 180 in Valencia, CA 91355 and can be reached at (661) 260-3021. The practice can be found online at http://www.towncentersurgeryweightloss.com/ or the Weight Loss Surgery Valencia Facebook page.


Obesity Risks
Vs. Weight Loss Surgery Risks

Dr. Lussier, Medical Director of Town Center Surgery Weight Loss, discusses the risks of obesity Vs. risks of weight loss surgery in a recent news article.

“Statistics show that being obese or severely overweight can lead to serious health conditions and even death. Although weight loss surgery is not without its own risks, the likelihood of complications may be much higher for overweight and obese individuals who do not undergo treatment. Valencia bariatric surgery practice, Town Center Surgery, advises patients on why losing extra weight is so important.”

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Valencia Weight Loss Surgery
Center Santa Clarita Press Release

Dr. Marc Lussier, Medical Director of Town Center Surgery Weight Loss in Valencia has created an innovative new website to help educate patients about their options as it relates to weight loss surgery options inValencia, Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas . The new website is focused on Lap-Band® and Realize™ Band. Click the article below for more information.

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