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Dr. David Hargroder

Bariatrics
Joplin, MO
36 years experience

Locations

Office

Joplin, MO

Address

2702 N. Richard Joseph Blvd., Suite 114, Joplin, MO
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Bariatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 36 years experience
Character vs disease: Obesity is not a character flaw! unfortunately, many in our society look at overweight people with prejudice and disgust as if you are just too lazy or overindulgent to lose weight. Recently, the ama has identified obesity as a true medical disorder. There are factors beyond your control that predispose you to weight problems. Weight loss surgery is the only proven long term solution.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 36 years experience
Absolutely!: Not only can they have surgery, but if you have type ii diabetes and your body mass index is over 35 gastric bypass procedures like the roux-en-y and mini-gastric bypass will likely cure or significantly improve your diabetes. Immediately after surgery i take all of my diabetic patients off of their diabetes meds including insulin. 85% of them never need those meds again!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 36 years experience
Depends on procedure: Weight loss is usually reported as % of excess weight lost over time. Bypass procedures usually produce more weight loss than banding procedures. Restrictive only procedures (banding) results in a typical weight loss of 40-60% of excess weight while procedures that combine a restrictive and malabsorptive component (bypass procedures) typically result in 50 to 70% excess weight loss.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hargroder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hargroder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
Graduated 1985MD
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