Creator of Fobi Pouch talks about groundbreaking weight loss surgery


Losing weight is one of the top New Year’s resolutions each year. But for the millions of Americans who are overweight or obese, diet and exercise alone may not be enough to give them a second chance at life.

Many turn to surgery to lose weight, but it’s important to realize that bariatric surgeries are serious procedures that require proper patient follow-up.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Mathias Fobi has been pioneering surgical weight loss treatments. He’s known the world over for the Fobi Pouch, a combination of the Lap Band and gastric bypass. He later developed the Banded Gastric Bypass procedure, a modification of the Fobi Pouch which is now accepted as a proven safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity.

For much more on Dr. Fobi, check out our story below, airing statewide this week on California Life.