Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

You’ve tried it all — diet, exercise, powders, and pills — but in spite of everything you remain severely obese. Men and women often turn to our practice in Santa Barbara, California for bariatric surgery to attain a more rewarding, productive life.

We understand that because of your excess weight you are suffering physically, but you are likely suffering emotionally and socially as well. Dr. David Thoman, FACS, is here to help you make lasting improvements to your life. We routinely see patients from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Bakersfield, Ventura and Los Angeles, California.

Dr Thoman Specializes in minimally-invasive gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery

Are you experiencing physical problems?

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There are numerous life-threatening health risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, degenerative joint disease, cancer, headaches, shortness of breath, chronic back pain, sleep disorders, fluid retention, and early death. Most of these conditions will improve after weight loss surgery.  Over 90% of type 2 diabetics are cured with weight loss surgery. Over 70% of people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea are cured after surgery.

When it’s not appropriate

While Dr. Thoman will thoroughly review your health history and discuss your physical condition with you at your consultation, there are certain factors that usually indicate that weight loss surgery is not appropriate for you, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Alcoholism or drug addiction
  • Certain psychological diagnoses.

We are here for you

Are you ready to begin your journey to lasting weight loss? First we encourage you to attend one of our informational weight loss seminars. If you think surgery might be a good option for you, request a consultation with Dr. David Thoman or call the office of Advanced Surgical Associates at (805) 706-8840. We see patients from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Ventura, Kern and Los Angeles counties for bariatric surgery and other laparoscopic procedures.