Lap Band Surgery at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco
As “The Pioneers in Laparoscopic Surgery,” the team at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco (LAPSF) asks patients:
- Are you fed up with not being able to lose weight?
- Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and arthritis?
- Are you afraid you won't have enough energy to play with your kids or exercise?
- Are you morbidly obese with a high body mass index?
- Do you want to know what your thinner self will look like?
- Are you concerned about ongoing nutritional and dietary support?
- Do you want a better quality of life?
Promising the answers to these and other common weight-related dilemmas, LAPSF offers extensive lap band surgery experience, a low rate of post-surgical complications, personalized care, minimal scarring, and ongoing advice from an onsite registered dietician and psychologist. For each procedure, LAPSF promises to provide personalized attention, nutritional advice with a registered dietician including advice on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices, a highly praised After Care Program, ongoing lap band surgery seminars, plus post-surgery support groups with activities including a clothing exchange program, protein and supplement tasting, and relevant guest speakers such as plastic surgeons, exercise trainer, a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in eating and food issues.
Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco offers the lap band, REALIZE band, vertical gastrectomy, duodenal switch, Roux-En-Y bypass, stomaphyX, and esophyX procedures.
Dr. Paul Cirangle
Named a “pioneer and thought leader in the field of laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery,” Dr. Cirangle serves as Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii and The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Hawaii and the Pacific. He currently practices both in Hawaii and in the Bay Area. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic bariatric surgery (surgery for the treatment of obesity), laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery (surgery of the esophagus, stomach, colon and intestine), laparoscopic solid organ surgery (surgery of the pancreas, liver, spleen, and adrenal gland), laparoscopic biliary surgery (surgery of the gallbladder and bile ducts), laparoscopic hernia surgery, and minimally invasive spine exposure for spine fusion/disc removal.
Dr. Cirangle graduated from Washington University in St. Louis on full scholarship for academic excellence. He completed his surgical training at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Find Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco at 1700 California St, #280, San Francisco, CA 94109. Call the office toll-free at 866-957-3627. Visit them online at lapsf.com.
Lap Band Surgery at Pacific Laparoscopy Surgery for Morbid Obesity in San Francisco, CA
With more than 30 years of cumulative experience in innovative bariatric surgical procedures, Pacific Laparoscopy Surgery for Morbid Obesity Center in San Francisco, California offers proven weight-loss results. The center is a pioneer in surgical weight loss, boasting some of the first gastric bypass surgeons in San Francisco and developing and performing the first laparoscopic duodenal switch in 1999.
Pacific Laparoscopy offers the lap band, duodenal switch, vertical gastrectomy, revisions, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures.
Dr. John M. Rabkin
Medical Director Dr. Rabkin graduated from Boston University with a combined undergraduate and medical degree in 1982. He completed his surgical training and internship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rabkin joined the center in 2002 as a bariatric surgeon and also continues as a specialist in liver transplantation and complex hepatobiliary surgery. Over the past ten years, he has helped develop innovative surgical approaches to treat morbid obesity through weight-loss surgery. Dr Rabkin is a recognized expert on the laparoscopic duodenal switch procedure, having one of the largest series of patients in the US. Dr. Rabkin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of multiple surgical societies, including the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, the North Pacific Surgical Association, the Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Call the center at the toll-free number 888-848-THIN (8336) or locally at 415-668-3200. Visit them online at paclap.com or in person at their San Francisco office on the third floor of 2250 Hayes Street in San Francisco, CA 94117.