Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Heartburn & Acid Reflux (GERD)
General Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery)
Endoscopy (Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy)
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (BARIATRIC SURGERY)
Bariatric surgery might be considered for patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 kg/m2 and above with obesity related disorders (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, etc) or 40 kg/m2 and above with or without obesity related disorders. In 2011, the FDA approved the use of the Lap band device for lower BMI.
Know your Body Mass Index (BMI): BMI Calculator
We implement minimally invasive techniques in performing weight loss procedures, the procedures include:
This involves creating a small pouch and rerouting the small intestine. Please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube channel
showing laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass.
This involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach aiming at inducing satiety. In selective cases, the surgery can be done through one small incision only (hidden in the umbilicus). For Single Incision Lap Band, please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube Channel.
This involves removal of large portion of the stomach. In selective cases, the surgery can be done through one small incision only (hidden in the umbilicus). For Single Incision Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy, please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube Channel
HEARTBURN & ACID REFLUX (GERD)
GERD is a common problem that can occur due to a variety of causes. We specialize in diagnosis and management of GERD.
If you suffer from heart burn, difficulty swallowing or acid reflux, our practice will undergo the necessary evaluations to identify the cause. Dr. Akkary performs advanced surgeries to repair hiatal hernia, treat GERD or achalasia. Dr. Akkary has extensive experience in performing Nissen fundoplication for GERD and Heller myotomy for achalasia using the minimally invasive laparoscopic approach More Information
Additional Information: Please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube channel
GENERAL SURGERY (LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY)
Dr. Akkary uses minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques allowing for fast recovery, short hospital stay, less pain and better cosmetic results.
Endoscopy plays a significant role in diagnosis of multiple GI abnormalities including GERD, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, difficulty swallowing, GI bleed, cancer screening, polyp removal.
This is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under sedation. Upper endoscopic examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (EGD) helps with diagnosis of many GI conditions including inflammation, ulcers, H-pylori infection, polyps, tumors, hiatal hernia and others.
Lower Endoscopy (colonoscopy):
This is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under sedation. Colonoscopy with screening and diagnosis of many GI conditions including inflammation, ulcers, AV malformations, divertiulosis, polyps, tumors and others
Dr. Akkary offers a wide variety of Cosmetic Surgery including Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Female and Male Breast Cosmetic Surgery, Face Lift, Neck Lift, Arm lift, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Eye Lid (Blepharoplasty), Brow Lift, Thigh Lift, Butt Lift, Butt Augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Akkary is an Active Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery (ASCBS), California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (CACS) and American Society of Liposuction Surgery (ASLS)