Weight Loss

Robotic Bariatric Surgery located in Rancho Mirage, CA

Weight Loss

About Weight Loss

It’s estimated that nearly 74% of American adults are overweight and at increased risk for potentially life-threatening health issues. At Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc., personalized weight loss services are available for adults who find it difficult to lose weight on their own. Expert bariatric surgeon Dr. Bobby specializes in gastric bypass and other minimally invasive, robotic bariatric surgeries. He and his team also provide nutrition counseling and fitness programs to guide you on your path to better health. Call the Rancho Mirage, California, office today to schedule a weight loss consultation.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss important?

Your weight plays a significant role in your existing and long-term health. Losing just a small percentage of extra weight can dramatically decrease your risk factors for a variety of chronic diseases and disorders.

Carrying excess weight can lead to chronic pain and conditions like:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem

Being overweight or obese also puts unnecessary pressure on your heart and forces it to work harder to pump out blood to the rest of your body. This can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, and premature death.

Dr. Bobby and his team of nutrition experts provide the nonsurgical guidance, bariatric surgery, and other resources you need to achieve your goals and maintain a healthy body weight for a lifetime.

Which weight loss services are available?

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc. provides a range of advanced bariatric surgeries to support large-volume weight loss in adults at risk for or who have obesity-related complications, such as Type 2 diabetes.

The practice features the daVinci® robotic system, a technology that allows Dr. Bobby to operate laparoscopically with a high level of precision. He maneuvers four robotic arms during bariatric surgery and can see a highly magnified, 3D view of the surgical site using the daVinci system to ensure better surgical outcomes.

Available bariatric surgeries include:

  • Lap-Band®
  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Duodenal switch

In addition to surgery, Dr. Bobby offers nonsurgical strategies, including physical fitness programs, free exercise classes, and nutrition counseling to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

When should I consider bariatric surgery for weight loss?

You might be a candidate for robotic bariatric surgery available at Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc. if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater and are unable to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Dr. Bobby might also qualify you as a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35 or more and already have obesity-related conditions.

After a comprehensive health evaluation, Dr. Bobby determines which bariatric surgery is a good fit for your health and weight loss goals. He also provides complete after-care services to help you recover fully and additional resources that make healthy weight maintenance possible.

Call the office of Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao MD, Inc. today to schedule a weight loss consultation.