The Alternative Weight Loss Surgery For Life


No Hospital Stay | No Staples | No Band or Device

The WRAP Procedure


Still trying to lose that last 20 or more pounds?


The new WRAP procedure
state-of-the-art minimally invasive technique

 a few tiny incisions
  •  elegantly change the shape of the stomach
  •  feel 'comfortably full' on much less food
  •  feel less urge to eat randomly
  •  No cutting, dividing, rearranging, or removing intestine
  •  No device to adjust, repair, or replace 
  •  No significant scar
  •  No hospital stay - return home in hours !
  •  Reversible
  •  A world renown experience 


                                                                                                                             individual results may vary

... fall in love with yourself again...

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What is the WRAP procedure?


WRAP is our Weight Reduction Assistance Procedure, the new stomach re-shaping procedure revolutionizing weight loss surgery.*

Unlike traditional weight loss surgery, WRAP does not open, cut, remove part of the stomach, or leave a plastic band device inside. Dr. Waldrep researched this technique after performing thousands and thousands of laparoscopic weight loss and stomach surgeries, and first performed the WRAP technique in 2009. Dr. Waldrep has a leading world experience, publishing some of his WRAP experience in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons.

The WRAP's new elegant shape simply decreases the amount of food the patient needs to feel “comfortably full”. When effective, a person eats less food to feel satisfied; less food means less calories, leading to a lower body weight and improved sense of health. WRAP should be used with an effort to decrease calories by taking an appropriate diet. Most patients feel less hungry without feeling deprived.

WRAP is an outpatient procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay - though we are happy to arrange a room for you in one of our luxury aftercare suites or resort hotel. You can return from your appointment in just a few hours with only a few incisions so small, each could be covered with a dressing as small as a dime.

Call and reserve your private consultation to hear more about WRAP by calling (805) 230-0030
or emailing us at info@DrWaldrep.com



*  Similar surgical concepts have been referred to by many different names, including: Gastric Plication Surgery, Gastric Imbrication, Greater Curve Plication, Total Gastric Folds, Laparoscopic Total Gastric Vertical Plication, Greater Curve Inversion Surgery

What is the WRAP procedure?
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Additional Weight-loss Procedures Offered by Dr. Waldrep


Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

"The Gastric"

In a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is cut into two sections: a smaller upper "pouch" and larger lower “remnant”. The small intestine is cut in two and the lower intestine is attached to the pouch with stapler/sutures, the upper intestine is stapled/sewn to the lower intestine. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 2 nights or more.

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Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

"The Sleeve"

In a Sleeve, a tube is passed through the stomach along the inside curve. The tube is used to map out the tube or “sleeve” of stomach that will remain. The rest of the stomach is cut off and thrown away. Patients typically stay in an aftercare suite or hospital for 1-2 nights.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

"The Band"

A silicone ring-shaped balloon is placed around the upper stomach through a tunnel created behind the stomach. The stomach is sutured around the band. Tightening or loosening the fit of the band involves puncturing a port beneath the skin with a needle every few weeks or months.

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What clients say about Dr. Waldrep ...


What clients  say about Dr. Waldrep ...


Virt
If you pick anyone pick Waldrep… the best. I wouldn't have picked anyone else. Great bedside manner. Read more...


Ninn
Dr. Waldrep has an excellent reputation...  was referred to me by a primary care doctor who had her surgery by Dr. Waldrep... After surgery, I was even more impressed ... The nurses in the hospital and other patients have only the highest esteem for his surgical competence and professionalism. Read more...

Loui
His credentials, experience, and all the glowing reports of his expertise won me over... In addition to being a top rate surgeon, with a wonderful bedside manner, Donald Waldrep is also very cute! He seemed a little shy, but has a quiet sense of humor, and kind eyes. He clearly knows his stuff! In between the jokes and humor, I could see a man who genuinely cares about what he does. Read more...

Kit

I consider him the best in California ... I highly recommend him to anyone! Read more...

Jil
He is fantastic! I could go on forever... Dr. Waldrep is a very thorough surgeon, and quite a perfectionist (which is a GREAT quality in a surgeon)...   If you have a choice in surgeons, I say GO WITH WALDREP!! Read more...

Barb
My medical office said that Dr. Waldrep was the best. A lady that I worked with said that he was the best. My Bariatric physician said that he was the best...  Read more...

Melo
Dr. Waldrep, warm and very bright! Dr. Waldrep has a GREAT sense of humor & a GREAT bedside manner ... It was GREAT! I feel very lucky to have him as my surgeon! Read more...

RH
He is the best in my book. EXCELLENT. Read more...

Wend

What a delightful gentleman! He had us laughing so hard, my friend (who accompanied me was 4 days post-op) nearly had to leave she couldn't stop laughing so hard. Read more...

Walt
Dr. Waldrep's skill is nothing short of a miracle. Overall, I'd say he's the best!  Read more...

Winn
Everything I have heard about Dr. Waldrep is true; he was great!!!!! wonderful. Read more...

Dane

I would rate his bedside manner and skill an 11 on a scale of 1-10. He did an amazing job, I have tiny scars. For the first time in my life, I feel in control of my body. Would I recommend Dr. Waldrep??? You bet your life!  Read more...

Cat
Dr. Waldrep is AWESOME! ... I would refer someone to him in a heartbeat! . Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10 - I would have to give Dr. Waldrep an 11!  Read more...

GinS

Dr. Waldrep is a superb surgeon, and the most caring and involved physician you will ever meet in your life. There is not room for all the good things I could say about him ... The man is an awesome surgeon and is well-respected and well-liked at the hospital. He's also very funny and easy to talk to ... It just doesn't get any better than this! I just cannot recommend Dr. Waldrep enough.  Read more...

Maur
As a Critical Care Nurse, I am very cautious and particular picking the Drs. I choose for myself and family. I had a great review of Dr. Waldrep from a friend of mine, and was very impressed when I met him, reviewed his credentials. He is warm, caring, cautious and concerned...  Read more...


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WRAP Outpatient Weight Loss Procedure

Dr. Donald J Waldrep MD, FACS


Experience includes ...

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Medical Director for a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Assistant Clinical Professor for the first Minimally Invasive Surgery division at University of Southern California
  • Certification by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Essentials, Advanced, and Masters Courses
  • Certificates in bariatric surgery training from the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University
  • One of the first surgeons to participate in the ASMBS sponsored preceptorship
  • Appointed to the inaugural Bariatric Surgery Review Committee (BSRC) of the Surgical Review Corporation licensed by ASMBS to establish Center of Excellence criteria for bariatric surgery programs
  • Served on multiple weight-loss surgery expertise “thought leader” panels created by government, professional, regulatory, and industry entities, including California, national, and international forums
  • Showed interest and talent in advanced laparoscopy at the very advent of the minimally invasive surgical era and created what has been called the “top tier” of single surgeon weight loss surgical experience
  • Personally performed several thousand laparoscopic weight-loss surgeries, including Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, the first private-practice FDA sanctioned “Low BMI” Banding, revision surgeries, and now a leading experience in evaluating the role of Imbrication Gastroplasty
  • Currently innovating the next important phase of weight loss surgical care and patient access with the investigation and promotion of WRAP imbrication gastroplasty with the leading experience in the United States
  • Panel member for the Bariatric Surgery Policy Workgroup, a consortium of bariatric medical and surgical providers and California Association of Health Plans designed to develop a Consensus Statement for the evaluation, selection, and treatment of morbidly obese patients
  • Appointed as surgical expert on the Obesity Provider Toolkit Expert Panel; an educational consensus panel comprised of the California Medical Association Foundation (CMA Foundation) and California Association of Health Plans (CAHP). This is the first expert panel meeting to collaboratively develop an Obesity Provider Toolkit addressing the growing obesity epidemic in the state of California
  • Panel member of the Bariatric Challenge Advisory Meeting consortium of select leaders in the national bariatric surgery community as well as experts in diabetic management and bariatric medical care
  • Panel member for Global Insights for Gastric Banding as one of six US leaders in bariatric surgery were invited to meet with four similar surgeons from across Europe to discuss the possibility of producing a “best practice” consensus, as well as the future trends in gastric banding popularity, access, and design demands
  • Author for several articles on advanced laparoscopic surgery and traditional general surgery in Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons, Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and American Surgeon as well as several textbook chapters

Dr. Donald J Waldrep   MD, FACS

Thousand Oaks Location


110 Jensen Court, Suite 1B, Thousand Oaks, CA, United States


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(805) 230-0030

Beverly Hills Location


9301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410, Beverly Hills, CA, United States


Answers to your Questions


Generally, people consider having a weight control procedure when they feel they are unable to lose weight by "free will" or "self control" alone. Consider how many diets you have tried, how much money you have spent and still agonize about not being able to lose weight or keep it off. Perhaps you have a medical condition that demands you lose weight or will suffer dire consequences. Imagine what your day would be like if worrying about eating and your weight were a thing of the past. Please contact us to learn more.
Unlike gastric bypass that divides and rearranges the intestinal tract, or gastric sleeve that amputates most of the stomach, the WRAP simply reduces how much the stomach can hold without cutting any of the stomach or intestines. Please contact us to learn more.
For almost 20 years and thousands of patients, we realized that it's impossible to tell how heavy someone is by hearing his or her story. From our heaviest patient to the lightest, people express serious concerns about their weight, health, comfort, and self-esteem. All of these concerns area really about the single issue that we care most about, the patients "quality of life".
          Traditionally, weight loss surgery is reserved for people approximately 80 pounds or higher. These guidelines were developed decades ago when surgeries were more complex and required  relatively large "open" incisions - very different than the minimally invasive WRAP technique. And unfortunately, the diseases that effect patients health become more common at much lower weights.
          We are happy to discuss the role of WRAP for patients struggling to lose as much as 20 pounds, including additional therapies, benefits, risks, and alternatives.
Please contact us to learn more.
WRAP technique requires considerable experience and skill in performing "advanced laparoscopic" surgery. Dr. Waldrep has been practicing advanced minimally invasive surgery since it's earliest days, and has performed thousands upon thousands of laparoscopic surgeries.  Very few surgeons in the world perform these type of techniques since Dr. Waldrep's first WRAP surgery almost 10 years ago. The challenge for surgeons inexperienced with this procedure is to complete the surgery in a reasonable time and create a lasting effect. Gastroplasty is not listed with traditional surgeries because not enough surgeons are experienced enough in this technique yet. Please contact us to learn more.
Yes, Dr. Waldrep has always performed WRAP procedure on an "out-patient" basis, meaning patients are able to leave the surgery center in just a few hours.
We are able to assist those who wish to stay in one of our elegant after-care suites or our affiliate luxury hotel.
Please contact us to learn more.
We typically use 5 incisions, each five-millimeters or about as long as the button hole of a shirt. When you wake up after surgery, you will see only 5 small tapes about the size of a postage stamp. Even though these incisions are small, we take great care to use ultra-fine suture that dissolve over time, making these incisions essentially invisible when fully healed. Please contact us to learn more.
Our expert staff is always happy to help you navigate questions about your health insurance, which may cover all or part of your WRAP procedure. Please contact us to learn more.​Please contact us to learn more.​​​
The goal of WRAP is that you can eat healthy foods you enjoy, but without over eating. After surgery, you will be guided through a specific diet that will help start your weight loss while minimizing any discomfort during the healing process. Within a few weeks,  you should be able to enjoy your favorite foods, but be "comfortably full" after eating much less than you did before. Please contact us to learn more.
You can do anything you feel comfortable doing starting immediately after surgery - there are no formal restrictions. Generally, clients book surgeries at the end of the week so they can return to work by that Monday. Please contact us to learn more.
We have helped many band patients. It is possible to perform WRAP in addition to or as a replacement of an existing Gastric Band. Typically our patients achieve significant weight loss with significantly more comfort. Please contact us to learn more.
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