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Surgeons specializing in bariatric procedures shared the latest research on revision surgery, debated what makes the biggest difference in helping patients who regain weight and experience complications, and reviewed new techniques during a conference at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital on Oct. 21.
Librado Heredia Villegar has a complicated bariatric history – too complicated for his local surgeon in Ensenada, Mexico, who recommended Dr. Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.
Librado Heredia Villegar flew from his home in Ensenada Mexico to have bariatric surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. Dr. Kelvin Higa performed his advanced revisional weight-loss surgery laparoscopically and now Villegar is back to doing the things he loves.Back to Videos
Some patients start to regain weight years after bariatric surgery because the size of their stoma (the opening at the bottom of the stomach pouch) or their stomach pouch itself has increased. Our surgeons use new surgical tools to solve this problem ... and there are no external incisions into the body.Back to Videos
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is the first in the region to be home to some leading-edge technology — a 256-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner — hauled in by a special lift. The CT scanner captures sharp, 3-D images of the heart between beats.
The Weight-Loss Surgery Center at Clovis Community offers FREE informational seminars for anyone interested in weight-loss surgery. By attending a seminar, you can learn more about our program, available surgery options and have your questions answered by surgeons who specialize in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.
At our three major hospitals within the Community Medical Centers family, we offer a full range of surgical care – from cardiac and orthopedic surgery to neurological and cosmetic surgery. Our teams of highly trained doctors, nurses and medical professionals use the latest in surgical technology to increase the speed of patient recovery and reduce pain.
If you’re struggling with obesity, then you know how challenging life can be. Simple everyday tasks like tying your shoes or playing with your children or grandchildren can be difficult, if not downright impossible. Social situations like going to the movies or riding in an airplane can be uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing experiences.
We’re proud to offer two of the top weight-loss surgery programs in all of California. Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital are each recognized for excellence by accrediting agencies and insurance companies for their patient outcomes. Our expert doctors perform Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass and lap band procedures as well as bariatric revision surgery and other bariatric procedures.
Accolades and Distinctions that set us apart