Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi has been performing weight loss surgery for over 30 years, and is the innovator of the Fobi Pouch bariatric surgery procedure. During that time, Dr. Fobi and his associates have helped more than 8,000 patients achieve an enhanced level of wellness through weight loss surgery. He is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson.
Dr. Fobi is Medical Director of the Tri-City Bariatric Program (designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the ASMBS) at Tri-City Regional Medical Center. He also is the past President of the California Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric (CCASMBS) and the immediate past President of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
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, of 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.
Dr. Fobi received his Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and his M.D. degree from University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fobi completed a General Surgical Residency at the King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was Chief Resident and later became a Professor at its affiliated medical school. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Mathias Fobi introduces himself and describes how bariatric surgery has evolved in the last few decades. Dr. Fobi has been performing weight loss surgery for more than 30 years.
January 6, 2010 - 12:18pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes what it is like to be a bariatric surgery pioneer in the early stages of the procedure.
January 6, 2010 - 12:12pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares which excellence award he received for his work in bariatric surgery.
January 6, 2010 - 12:08pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes the Fobi Pouch and how he feels about having a weight-loss procedure named after him.
January 6, 2010 - 12:03pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes bariatric revision surgery.
January 6, 2010 - 11:55am
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains what a comorbidity is and if it is common for obese patients to undergo bariatric surgery to cure comorbidities.
January 6, 2010 - 11:48am
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains how the Fobi Pouch is different from the standard gastric bypass procedure. Dr. Fobi is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of ...
January 6, 2010 - 11:33am
Dr. Mathias Fobi discusses how surgeons help their patients choose which bariatric procedure they need.
January 6, 2010 - 11:18am
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares what he would tell an obese woman who is too embarrassed to seek medical assistance.
January 6, 2010 - 11:06am
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes his experience treating celebrities undergoing bariatric surgery and shares his motivation to care for obese patients.
January 6, 2010 - 11:00am
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains why patients need to eat smaller meals throughout the day after having bariatric surgery.
January 6, 2010 - 10:53am
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes what occurs during the initial visit between a woman and her bariatric surgeon.
January 6, 2010 - 10:45am
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes what a patient needs to do before undergoing bariatric surgery.
January 6, 2010 - 10:31am
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares why patients should have their bariatric procedure performed at a hospital rather than a surgicenter.
January 6, 2010 - 9:51am
Dr. Mathias Fobi recalls the most common fears patients have before undergoing bariatric surgery.
January 5, 2010 - 5:30pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains how bariatric surgery will evolve in the next decade.
January 5, 2010 - 5:26pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains how bariatric surgery has become such a popular procedure throughout the world.
January 5, 2010 - 5:21pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes if type 2 diabetes is affected by bariatric surgery.
January 5, 2010 - 5:16pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares the advice he provides his bariatric surgery patients.
January 5, 2010 - 5:03pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares why obese patients commonly need reconstructive surgery after dramatic weight loss.
January 5, 2010 - 4:57pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares if a patient’s stomach will continue to make acid after bariatric surgery and explains what will happen to the remaining stomach after gastric bypass surgery.
January 5, 2010 - 4:52pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi shares how soon after bariatric surgery a patient can engage in sexual activity. Dr. Fobi has been performing weight loss surgery for more than 30 years and currently practices at ...
January 5, 2010 - 4:44pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi describes how a patient’s diet will differ after having bariatric surgery and if vomiting is a common occurrence. Dr. Fobi is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon at Tri-City ...
January 5, 2010 - 4:34pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains when a patient can return home after undergoing bariatric surgery. Dr. Fobi is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in ...
January 5, 2010 - 4:28pm
Dr. Mathias Fobi explains why he thinks the Tri-City Regional Bariatric Program in Hawaiian Gardens, California is unique.
January 5, 2010 - 4:22pm
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 ...
January 5, 2010 - 1:37pm