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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.
Clovis Community Medical Center - Bariatric Surgery explanation given by Dr. Felix, M.D.Back to Videos
Newspaper headlines this past week tout the benefits of using bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes -- even in people who are not morbidly obese. That’s old news to Drs. Kelvin Higa and Keith Boone, bariatric surgeons at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, who’ve seen these results again and again in their patients and have been studying the effect for several years.
A woman who had bariatric surgery suddenly develops severe stomach problems. Can her surgeon discover what's ailing her?Back to Videos
The severe stomach pain plaguing Shela Mangasarian kept her from living the active lifestyle she loved. Six years ago, she dropped 118 pounds with the help of Dr. Kelvin Higa, vascular surgeon and director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program. He performed Mangasarian’s bariatric (weight loss) surgery in 2006.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received top ratings again for bariatric surgery. HealthGrades, a national health care ratings organization, ranked the hospital third in the state for its patient outcomes and for the second year in a row gave it a 5-star rating, plus a Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.
Increasingly, countries with government-run health care or a more socialized medical system are recognizing bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment that improves lives and longevity, said Dr. Kelvin Higa, director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program and a frequent lecturer internationally.
Dr. Kelvin Higa wonders what he'll find when he performs bariatric revision surgery on Michelle Ardire 10 years after her original weight-loss procedure was done by another surgeon.Back to Videos