Weight Loss Surgery
Services & Procedures

At Town Center Surgery, our entire weight loss surgery team is dedicated to your overall success in losing weight and turning your life around. We offer state-of-the-art procedures for qualified weight loss surgery candidates that have proven safe and effective at helping patients lose large amounts of weight and keep it off. The goal is to fight obesity and assist you in developing healthier lifestyle habits, in addition to slimming down and looking better than ever! Our comprehensive weight loss program includes nutritional and psychological counseling, advanced bariatric surgery procedures, support groups, follow-up care, and much more.

The following information will give you some of the details of weight loss surgery procedures we offer, and what you can expect from the procedure. To schedule a consultation for LAP-BAND® System or REALIZE® Band surgery from our Valencia and Pasadena, California-area bariatric surgeon, please contact Town Center Surgery.

LAP-BAND® System Surgery

The LAP-BAND System, or LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery is an FDA-approved weight loss surgery technique that has become very popular over the last several years. Known for its safety and effectiveness, the LAP-BAND System involves the placement of an elastic band around the stomach, forming a smaller stomach chamber for food intake. The system is designed to help you feel full after a smaller portion of food, and the surgery is performed using small incisions for a quicker recovery time and less visible scarring. The band is adjustable and removable according to your needs, and has led to many patients losing 1 to 2 pounds per week. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the LAP-BAND® System for patients with a BMI of 30 or more, plus at least one obesity-related condition such as heart disease, sleep apnea, Type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions. This new FDA approval makes it possible for millions of patients who have previously not qualified for bariatric surgery to be candidates for LAP-BAND® System surgery.

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REALIZE® Band Surgery

Another adjustable gastric banding technique available here at Town Center Surgery is called the REALIZE® Band. This procedure involves a wider band being placed around the stomach to restrict the level of food intake. Like the LAP-BAND® system, REALIZE® Band surgery is performed laparoscopically, utilizing small incisions for a quicker procedure, more rapid recovery period, and scarring that can be much less visible when compared with other surgical techniques. REALIZE® Band surgery has proven to help patients safely lose large amounts of weight and effectively fight obesity.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve Surgery)

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is one of the most innovative new weight loss surgery techniques available. Designed to help patients who are at high risk of developing life-threatening health conditions due to morbid obesity, VSG surgery involves the removal of about 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining portion of the stomach is shaped into a “sleeve,” which fills more quickly after smaller amounts of food intake. This can give you an earlier feeling of fullness and lead to significant weight loss. Gastric sleeve surgery can serve as an effective alternative to procedures such as adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery.

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Our weight loss surgery team here at Town Center Surgery is committed to helping you lose weight and fight the physical and emotional effects of obesity. The programs offered through our practice are designed to support and assist you through every step of the process – before, during, and after surgery. Our assistance in your safe, successful weight loss does not stop once your procedure is complete. At Town Center Surgery, we are all in this together!

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Surgery

Town Center Surgery not only provides effective weight loss surgery treatment, we also offer a number of plastic surgery procedures to help you look more fit and toned once you have lost significant amounts of weight. Many people who have lost weight experience loose, excess skin and fat deposits in a variety of body areas that are often difficult to get rid of. Our medical director and board-certified plastic surgeon Marc Lussier, MD can reduce the appearance of extra skin folds and fat with an array of body contouring procedures. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery), liposuction, breast lift, and other options can tighten the skin and eliminate stubborn fat deposits – taking your slimmer physique to the next level and improving contours for a more desirable appearance.

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View our before-and-after photo gallery depicting the results of popular plastic surgery after weight loss surgery procedures.

To schedule a consultation for LAP-BAND System or REALIZE® Band surgery at our Valencia, Santa Clarita California-area practice – or if you have questions regarding our procedures and weight loss surgery programs – please contact our bariatric coordinator.

Driving Directions

Many of our patients seek our expertise and quality results in weight loss surgery from nearby cities. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following locations: