Dr. Mathias Fobi explains why he thinks the Tri-City Regional Bariatric Program in Hawaiian Gardens, California is unique.
What makes this special is that we have the expertise. Tri-City is a Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery and to be a Center of Excellence you have to have certain equipment in place. We have the large beds, the large wheelchairs, the large couch that can fit patients up to a 1000 pounds. We have operative room tables that can take patients up to a 1000 pounds. We have anesthesiologists who are used to putting these type of patients to sleep.
We use a multidisciplinary approach in treating patients at the center, which has cardiologists, pulmonary consultants, psychotherapists, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists and radiologists who are part of this team. So when a patient comes to this center they know they are going to get the best treatment.
Next, we do offer all the variety of operation that are available to patients who need weight loss surgery. The Fobi pouch, which is the permanent surgery we do here, the regular gastric bypass, the banding procedure, the LAP-BAND®, the REALIZE® band, the sleeve gastrectomy and the biliopancreatic diversion. We help the patients direct them to which of these operations we think is the best for them.
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