Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

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

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports a shockingly wide variation in patient outcomes across accredited bariatric surgery centers of excellence nationally. Claims data were analyzed from 145,527 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at one of 165 accredited bariatric surgery centers of excellence in 12 states. The rate […]

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Gastric Sleeve Patient Outcomes – Update 2016

gastric sleeve patient outcomes

It’s a new year which means it is time to evaluate my performance for the previous year, and update my outcomes statistics. This is am important and ongoing part of my practice. My #1 goal since starting my weight loss surgery practice in 2002 has been to achieve not just excellent patient outcomes, but industry-leading […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Trends 2016

weight loss surgery trends 2016

I have recently analyzed my 2016 weight loss surgery patient data. In this post I will discuss patient demographics and trends. To read about my 2016 gastric sleeve patient outcomes, click here. Of note, I am a private practice weight loss surgeon located in Orange County, California, so my data and the weight loss surgery […]

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Why Do Outcomes Vary Between Gastric Sleeve Surgeons?

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

For all operations, there is some variation in outcomes between different surgeons. For gastric sleeve surgery, there is a large variation in outcomes between gastric sleeve surgeons – some surgeons achieve much better outcomes than others. I’ve discussed this in previous posts (here, here and here). In this post I will discuss why patient outcomes […]

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Chance for Gastric Sleeve Leak Depends on Surgeon

gastric sleeve leak rate varies by surgeon

The gastric sleeve operation has quickly become the preferred operation for weight loss in this country and throughout the world. Although individual results vary, the operation is considered to be safe, effective, and easy to live with. As with all operations, however, there are risks. For the gastric sleeve operation, the most feared complication is […]

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Varies by Surgeon

Gastric sleeve weight loss distribution

The gastric sleeve operation has quickly become the most commonly performed operation for weight loss in this country and throughout the world. Although individual results vary, the operation is considered to be safe, effective, and easy to live with. The most important measure of effectiveness is weight loss, and the published studies unequivocally show that […]

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Achieving Gastric Sleeve Success

gastric sleeve patients

All prospective gastric sleeve patients of course want to achieve great gastric sleeve success. This means getting a great long-term weight loss outcome, and avoiding complications. The published studies, unfortunately, show that this doesn’t always happen. Many patients achieve excellent, long-term gastric sleeve success, but some don’t. It is important to understand that great outcomes […]

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Choice of Gastric Sleeve Surgeon Impacts Outcomes

Sleeve gastrectomy outcomes vary by surgeon

All prospective weight loss surgery patients of course want to get a great outcome after surgery. This means getting a great weight loss result, and avoiding complications. What do patients need to do to maximize their chances to get a great outcome? Choose a great gastric sleeve surgeon Establish and maintain good eating habits after […]

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Lucia’s Gastric Bypass Testimonial – 11 Years after Surgery

Wow! Looking at the before picture below, I hardly recognize myself – LOL! Since my surgery my whole life has changed physically and especially, emotionally. If I hadn’t had to go to work every day, I would have hidden myself away back then. I dreaded meeting new people and I especially dreaded meeting friends and family […]

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My Favorite Gastric Sleeve Photo – Jordan

Over my 12 year career as a weight loss surgeon I have seen lots of great before and after photos.  Recently a patient of mine showed me a gastric sleeve photo of herself before and after surgery that I thought was one of the best patient before/after photos I had ever seen, but not for […]

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