How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Surgery for You

choose the best weight loss surgery for you

Choosing the weight loss operation best suited for you typically means choosing between the sleeve gastrectomy operation and the gastric bypass operation. These two operations are by far the most popular weight loss operations performed in the United States. Before we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass, let’s […]

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery for Patients with Low Initial BMI (BMI 30-35)

gastric sleeve for low bmi patients (bmi 30-35)

I recently wrote a post entitled “Weight Loss Surgery for Low BMI Patients (BMI 30-35).” In this post I reviewed the guidelines published by the ASMBS for weight loss surgery for low BMI patients, and I reviewed some recent published studies on weight loss surgery for low BMI patients. In this post I want to […]

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Dominates the Field of Weight Loss Surgery

In a previous post from 2013 entitled “The Rise of the Gastric Sleeve,” I predicted that 2013 would be the year the gastric sleeve operation would surpass the gastric bypass operation and the gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) operation to become the most frequently performed operation for weight loss in the United States. During 2013, the sleeve […]

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How to Choose a Gastric Sleeve Surgeon

Once you’ve decided you want to get gastric sleeve surgery in Orange County, CA, the next step is to choose a gastric sleeve surgeon and program. But how do you go about choosing a gastric sleeve surgeon? What do you look for? The first step is to decide what your #1 most important goal is. […]

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Gastric Sleeve Operations Are Not All the Same

patient outcomes vary between gastric sleeve surgeons at bariatric surgery centers of excellence

Most operations are fairly standardized, meaning that all surgeons (given adequate training and experience) do pretty much the same thing when they perform the operations. Some operations – think cosmetic operations, for example – are not standardized, and therefore different surgeons do different things when they do the operations. The importance of surgeon technique variation […]

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