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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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Pregnancy is a leading cause of hernia development because of the constant pressure on the abdomen, which becomes stretched and weakened over the course of the pregnancy. Typically, pregnant women will first notice their hernia after the birth of their child however, in some cases, the hernia will visibly manifest during the pregnancy. Unlike most symptomatic hernias, waiting until after birth to repair the hernia is the preferred course of action. And while a hernia repair does not directly typically affect the pregnancy, some of the inherent risks of surgery become more pronounced in pregnant women. The most important advice that we can offer is if you are looking to get pregnant and have a hernia you should, unless otherwise indicated by your surgeon, undergo a hernia surgery BEFORE getting pregnant. This reduces the risk of any complications during pregnancy and avoids many of the potential risks of having surgery while pregnant.Learn More