COVID-19 Update: In-office and virtual visits are available and our bariatric seminar is now online!
The team at VIPSurg, including Dr. Shawn Tsuda and Dr. Heidi Ryan are dedicated to improving the health of our patients with the highest in bariatric and abdominal surgical care.Watch Our Bariatric Seminar!
Drs. Tsuda and Ryan specialize in minimally invasive and robotically assisted surgical techniques including bariatric surgery (gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy), and general surgery including foregut surgery, hernia repairs, gallbladder surgery, GERD surgery, endoscopy other procedures to treat abdominal diseases.Meet Dr. Tsuda Meet Dr. Ryan
Currently the only long-term solution to obesity and its many related diseases, bariatric (weight loss) surgery has never been more effective or safer than it is today.Learn More
With millions of Americans suffering from poorly controlled chronic acid reflux, we have effective minimlly invasive surgical procedures to cure GERD once and for all.Learn More
From hernia repair to gallbladder removal, our doctors are highly experienced in general surgery procedures using advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques.Learn More
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The early phase of the post bariatric surgery recovery plan involves significant dietary restrictions. For the first several weeks after surgery, you will cycle through various restrictive dietary phases including clear liquids, liquids, soft foods and ultimately a modified regular diet. Some modifications will continue for the rest of your life, but after six to eight weeks, the overall diet will become somewhat less restrictive. There will be a point however where dietary restriction alone no longer works. This is why we stress that diet and exercise must go hand-in-hand. You will lose weight faster by limiting the number of calories you consume, but there is a finite number of calories you can cut before it becomes unhealthy.Learn More