Bariatric Surgery Muscle Shoals AL
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital: Eliza Coffee Mem Hosp, Florence, Al; Helen Keller Hosp, Sheffield, Al
Muscle Shoals, AL
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No
Bariatric Surgery - What Are the Options?01/20/2010 - Articles
By: Susan Aldridge, medical journalist, PhD
Bariatric surgery is an option for those who are obese, because it can dramatically improve their health and quality of life. With nearly half of all men and one third of women being overweight and 13% of men and 16% of women being obese (UK figures) the demand for bariatric surgery is likely to increase.
Mr Ahmed R Ahmed, a bariatric surgery consultant at the London Clinic, says ‘It is important that people do not see weight loss surgery as an easy option to help them lose weight. Bariatric surgery should only be performed following an in-depth consultation with a surgeon, like myself, who can provide expert advice on a case-by-case basis and assess a patient’s suitability for surgery.
So what are the options in bariatric surgery? Often, a non-surgical approach will be tried first, with the patient being encouraged to lose 5-10% of their body weight through diet and exercise. If this is not successful, bariatric surgery might be considered. Usually it is the ‘morbidly obese’ patient, with a body mass index of 40 or more who is the ideal candidate for bariatric surgery. A gastric band is the simplest form of bariatric surgery. It involves placing an inflatable silicone ring in the stomach to limit the amount of food that can pass into the digestive tract. The gastric band is also the least invasive form of bariatric surgery.
The gastric bypass involves stapling the stomach ...