Weight Loss Experts in Bariatric Surgery
We specialize in weight loss surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, Lap-Band, Orbera gastric balloon, endscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), endo-sleeve as well as complex abdominal wall hernia repair and reflux surgery.
Endoscopic sleeve Gastroplasty
Treatment for GERD
Lactated Ringers (LR)
DaVinci Surgical Robot
Robotic Baritric Surgery
Robotic Hernia Surgery
Venous Dialysis Catheter
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
A Different Approach
At Lalezari Surgical we aim to treat surgical disease with the least invasive approaches that are currently being used today. These techniques help our patients minimize post-operative pain and help speed recovery.
Inquire about our robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and single-site surgeries.
Innovation and Education
We place great value on the importance of innovation in surgery and continuing education. Dr. Lalezari has authored numerous articles which have helped expand the field of surgery. An area of ongoing interest is enhanced recovery pathways and techniques to help minimize post-operative pain. Dr. Lalezari was an instructor at Johns Hopkins and has had a lifelong dedication to education.
Dr. Lalezari underwent his specialty training in the field of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive General Surgery at one of the world’s leading medical institutions, Johns Hopkins. This translates to excellent outcomes for our patients with a quicker return to work, less pain and faster recovery than afforded by other surgeons who do not employ the latest minimally invasive techniques and fast track/enhanced recovery protocols.
What is your interest in bariatric surgery?
As a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon, Dr. Lalezari, believes the procedures he performs is as much about the lives that are positively affected as it is about the weight loss or surgery itself. For instance, to take someone who has struggled with weight loss for their entire life, who are taking a multitude of medications, and then to see them be able to play with their kids, and go out and live a life that they could’nt before is very rewarding.
Tell us about your training?
Dr. Lalezari completed a bariatric and minimally invasive surgery fellowship (specialty training) at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Importantly, at Johns Hopkins, he learned the most cutting-edge procedures such as single-site surgery, robotic and endoscopic surgery truly incisionless surgery. As a result of training at Johns Hopkins he is in a unique position in private practice where he offers advanced cutting edge surgery to the community in a boutique style surgical practice.
Tell us about your background.
Born in Iran, Dr. Lalezari moved to California with his family at age 4. With the help of a highly influential primary school teacher, he overcame early difficulty with learning the English language to become a high achiever, eventually graduating magna cum laude – and two years early – from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.
As a result he has always been dedicated to education and after college he spent some time as a high school biology teacher. Subsequently, he set off on his journey to become a physician.
After medical school, Dr. Lalezari trained throughout the United States, including Florida, New York, California, and at Minnesota’s prestigious Mayo Clinic. Although he studied neuroscience as an undergrad, he steered his career toward bariatrics and minimally invasive surgery after seeing the long-term effects that his care and weight loss could provide, as well as the long-term relationships he could develop with patients similar to that of his primary care doctor growing up who first inspired him to pursue a career in medicine.
Why do you love what you do?
As a bariatric surgeon he noted his love for bariatric surgery and weight loss stemmed from the transformation in patient’s lives. He went on to say, “the relationships that develop with patients over time is why I got into medicine in the first place, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything!”
Sepehr Lalezari, MD