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Dr. David Hargroder

Bariatrics
Joplin, MO
37 years experience

Locations

Office

Joplin, MO

Address

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 years experience
Length of stay: There are several different weight loss procedures. The length of stay will vary from procedure to procedure. I require a 1 night stay for the mini-... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 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. Res... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 years experience
No: Adipex is a brand name for phentermine, an amphetamine that is commonly prescribed and fairly well tolerated. Sibutramina is not an amphetamine, but ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 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 ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 years experience
Yes and no: Common table salt is actually the chemical compound sodium chloride. Excess sodium in your diet can lead to fluid retention which will increase weigh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 years experience
Definitely!: Smoking has a number of bad effects related to gastric bypass surgery. Some of the early post-operative complications that are effected include: 1. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 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 ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
Bariatrics 37 years experience
Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there ... Read More

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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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