Bariatric Revision

Fourth year for 5-star bariatric rating

Collaboration and expertise are key to developing a bariatric surgery program that tops the state in volumes, low costs – and year after year earns top 5-star ratings.

For a fourth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received HealthGrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, placing it among the top 5% nationwide for the weight-loss procedure.


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Bariatric Conference

For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since the surgical technique has been around several decades, more and more patients with more historical surgeries are considering resurgery.

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Bariatric revision experts share research at Fresno Heart & Surgical

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.

Patient travels from Mexico to have bariatric revision

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.


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Bariatric Patient

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.

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ROSE Procedure - Bariatric Surgery Revision

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.

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Bariatric Surgery

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.


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Bariatric Surgery Introduction

Clovis Community Medical Center - Bariatric Surgery explanation given by  Dr. Felix, M.D.

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Bariatric Revision

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.

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A Second Chance

A Valley physician is gaining world-wide attention by educating others about revision bariatric surgery. MedWatch talks with Dr. Kelvin Higa and a patient who says this procedure helped get her going in the right direction.

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