Louisville Bariatric Surgeon
3999 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 1E
Louisville, Kentucky 40207 US
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5 out of 5 stars Lap Band

Lap Band is a Tool, Not a Cure

Very knowledgable in his field. He will really take time to explain things. Will even draw diagrams!

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Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General

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I was wondering could I be a candidate for gastric by pass? (photos)

At your height of 5'5" and weight of 180 pounds, your BMI (body mass index) is 30.0 kg/m^2. this is too low to qualify for bariatric surgery.... READ MORE

I am 27 years old, I'm 5'7" and a half, and weigh 261lbs. What bariatric surgery is the safest?

At 5'7", 261 pounds, your BMI is 40.9 kg/m^2. I feel the lap-band is overall the safest procedure and is reversible, but typically is less effective... READ MORE

Is it possible after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass I'll weight around 130-140 lbs from 295 lbs?

I calculated your BMI as 44.85 based on your current height and weight. Weight loss after bariatric surgery is expressed as percent of excess body... READ MORE

I read that people with an auto-immune disease can not have the band. What about the gastric bypass?

Yes it is true that patients with auto-immune disease like lupus should not have a gastric band placed. This is either Lap-Band or Realize band. It is... READ MORE

I'm 24 years old 5'2 and weigh 235. Am I eligible for gastric sleeve?

Yes. at a BMI of 43 you are eligible. Unfortunately, long term studies suggest at this BMI the chances of significant weight loss are very low with... READ MORE

My father is going in for gastric bypass, what are the chances he won't make it through surgery?

Every procedure does carry some risks. There is even a very small risk of death. Overall the risk is related to the medical problems of the patient... READ MORE

What will Gastric Bypass do to me if I have it done a second time?

Success with weight-loss surgery depends not only on a well performed surgery but also on careful compliance and follow up. Results from revision... READ MORE

Have slipped band and liquid will be removed on tuesday. Shoulder pain is more persistent. Should I worry?

When there is pain involved and the patient has a slipped band I consider this urgent evaluation and treatment may just be to remove fluid. But in the... READ MORE

I want to get weight loss surgery. Which is the best option?

There are three main surgeries. Gastric bypass, gastric band, and sleep gastrectomy. They are all good choices. Gastric bypass obviously the bigger... READ MORE

Does the Stomach Stretch After Gastric Bypass? If So, Can I Have a Second One?

Yes the stomach can stretch after gastric bypass. In fact, many surgeons believe that stomach stretching is the reason that a typical gastric bypass... READ MORE

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