A 37-year-old member asked:
What kind of doctor performs bariatric surgery?
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Bariatrics 29 years experience
Bariatric surgeon: While many general surgeons are able to perform bariatric surgery, bariatric surgeons focus in this area and often have additional training. Look for a bariatric surgeon who meets center of excellence criteria from a national surgical organization such as the american society for metabolic and bariatric surgery or the american college of surgeons.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Bariatric Surgeon: A bariatric surgeon performs weight loss surgery. Often they begin their training as a general surgeon. When you look for a bariatric surgeon, i advise that you find one who performs all three of the possible options, since it better ensures a capability of handling any type of surprise or issue that might arise after. Also he/she can make better recommendations for the optimal procedure for you.
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What are the different kinds of bariatric surgery?
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Bariatrics 15 years experience
Lots of options but: the most common in the US is still the roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The sleeve gastrectomy (or gastric sleeve) is fast on the rise, with good outcomes as well. The lap band, or adjustable gastric band, is another option but is falling out of favor due to complications/poor long term results. I personally have taken out more bands than put in. I recommend consultation with a good bariatric surgeon.
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