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What are good questions to ask if I'm trying to choose a weight loss surgeon?

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When you're considering bariatric surgeons, ask the following questions:

  • Are they board-certified by the American Board of Surgery?
  • Are they members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery?
  • What’s their success rate?
  • How many weight loss surgeries do they perform each year?
  • How often do their patients have complications? What side effects are most common?

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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