Helmuth Billy, MD

Dr. Billy Bariatrics

Dr. Helmuth Billy is a highly-experienced LAP-BAND® and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgeon, serving in both Ventura and Santa Barbara County, California. He has been a faculty member at numerous educational events across the country, and teaches 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.
Dr. Helmuth Billy
As a pioneer in the field, Dr. Billy was instrumental in developing the bariatric surgery centers at Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Centers. He was also one of the first surgeons specializing in the LAP-BAND® system, receiving training prior to its release by the FDA in 2001.

Successful Leader
Dr. Billy is currently Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California and helped lead it to its status as a recognized Bariatric Center of Excellence. He also serves as a proctor for the LAP-BAND® and realize band systems. Dr. Billy also used his leadership abilities early in his career when he served as a Commander in the US Naval Reserves.

Well Published
Dr. Helmuth Billy has published dozens of journal articles and abstracts including his most recent contribution “Gastric Erosion Following Adjustable Gastric Band” which was published in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Manual.

Nationally Recognized
Dr. Helmuth Billy is known across the country as a leader in weight loss surgery, has been a faculty member at numerous national educational events and surgeon training workshops, and serves on several advisory boards. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and has taught principles of bariatric surgery internationally in Mexico, Taiwan and India.

Highly Experienced
In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Billy is actively involved as a teaching faculty member for placement of the LAP-BAND® system and has educated and proctored many surgeons throughout the west.

Innovative Researcher
Dr. Billy is an award-winning researcher and has worked on several well-known studies, such as Allergan’s Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) FDA Trial and Allergan’s APEX Study. Most recently, he is involved with a post market study to explore the relationship of maximum tolerable fill pressure and optimal fill pressure in morbidly obese subjects newly implanted with the LAP-BAND® AP System Standard.

Professionally Connected
Helmuth Billy, MD is well-established in his field and is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the American Society of General Surgeons.

Award Winning
Dr. Billy was awarded both the Lillian Rap Research Fellowship and the Morten Levitt Student Research Award at the University of California Davis. Additionally, he received the WSCI Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research Abstract from the Western Society for Clinical investigation Carmel meeting.

You can contact Dr. Billy at Dr. Billy Bariatrics or by calling 805-676-9100.