Dr. Helmuth T. Billy, MD

Dr. Helmuth T. Billy, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 52 years old

Dr. Billy is the leading Lap-Band, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgeon in...Read more

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Dr. Billy takes excellent care of his patients. His staff is very well trained in the diligent care he demands. He made me feel safe in surgery. I knew I could trust him. He removed my gall bladder a couple years ago and I had zero trouble. He is an outstanding surgeon. I am on this site because I am considering bypass surgery. I wouldn't even consider going to anyone else. If you are looking for a GREAT doctor, I give him my highest possible recommendation.
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Completed in 1997

    Stanford University Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1985

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Billy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Billy says...

Dr. Billy is the leading Lap-Band, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgeon in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. Dr. Billy relocated his practice to Ventura in July of 2002. Prior to that he had established himself as one of the premier laparoscopic surgeons in the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada region of Northern California. Dr. Billy was instrumental in developing the bariatric surgery centers at Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Centers. He is currently director of Bariatric Surgery at St. John's Regional Medical Center, a recognized bariatric Center of Excellence by the Surgery Review Committee, Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Health Net. St. Johns Regional Medical Center is located in Oxnard California. Dr. Billy also serves as the Medical Director of the Community Memorial Hospital, a Surgical Review Corporation accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence, located in Ventura, California. Dr. Billy obtained his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He subsequently received his medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Billy received additional training in the techniques of the Lap-Band system prior to its release by the FDA in 2001. He is actively involved as a teaching faculty member for placement of the Lap-Band® system and has educated and proctored dozens of surgeons throughout the west as part of their educational training. Dr. Billy has been a faculty member at numerous national educational events and surgeon training workshops. He has been a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and was a contributing author on the recently released SAGES Bariatric Surgery Manual published by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Billy has an international reputation and has lectured and taught principles of bariatric surgery in Mexico, Taiwan and India.

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Dr. Billy's Care Philosophy

Offers high-quality, individualized care with compassion. Believes communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health goals.