Lauren A Poliakin MD, FACS, DABOM


2750 Sycamore Drive, Ste 210
 Simi Valley, CA 93065

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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery


Lauren A. Poliakin, M.D. would like to be your partner in health care. Feel free to ask your questions and share your concerns with us. We will work with you to develop a wellness program for the care and treatment you need.

Procedures and Conditions Treated
  • Minimally Invasive and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • Gastric Band Placement, Removal, or Adjustments (Band Fills)
  • Upper Endoscopy With or Without Dilation
  • Obesity
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease After Bariatric Surgery 

Indications for bariatric surgery:

Adults (Age > 18)
1.  Body mass index (BMI) ≥40 kg/mwithout comorbid illness.

BMI 35.0 to 39.9 kg/mwith at least one serious comorbidity, including but not limited to:

Type 2 diabetes.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).



Obesity-hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).

Pickwickian syndrome (combination of OSA and OHS).

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Pseudotumor cerebri.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease.


Venous stasis disease.

Severe urinary incontinence.

Debilitating arthritis.

Impaired quality of life.

Disqualification from other surgeries as a result of obesity (ie, surgeries for osteoarthritic disease, ventral hernias, or stress incontinence).

Adolescents (Age < 18)
  1. BMI ≥120 percent of the 95th percentile for BMI for age or BMI ≥35 kg/mwith a severe comorbidity that has significant effects on health: moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), type 2 diabetes mellitus, pseudotumor cerebri, or severe and progressive steatohepatitis.
  2. BMI ≥140 percent of the 95th percentile of BMI for age or BMI ≥ 40 kg/mwith any obesity-related comorbidity or self-reported quality-of-life impairment.