Dr. Mathias Fobi recalls the amount of bariatric surgeries he has performed. Dr. Fobi has been performing weight loss surgery for more than 30 years and currently practices his craft at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California.
Through the center, when I started doing this work I was in academic medicine. For the first four years I practiced in academic medicine and then in 1980, I opened the Center for Surgical Treatment in Los Angeles. Through this center I have treated more than 15,000 patients through this center.
This is a center now here at Tri-City Regional Medical Center. So we have donor shift. At one point we had the only bariatric practice west of the Mississippi and I had support groups in about 14 different states extending all the way to Corpus Christi, Texas and to Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City. I even had support group meetings in Alaska and Washington, Northern California, Nevada.
But now we limit ourself today, area around Hawaiian Gardens because there are many other doctors doing this surgery now so we don’t have to go that far.
About Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
For more information on the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center visit http://www.tri-cityrmc.org or call 888-777-6306 to make an appointment with Dr. Mathias Fobi.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™
Health Care Provider: Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center,The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Location: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Oceanside, Torrance, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, California, Hawaiian Gardens, 90716
Expert: Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, Mathias A. L. Fobi, M.D., Dr. Fobi, Doctor Fobi, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Fobi
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch