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Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: University of Minnesota Medical School
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
Advanced Laparoscopic Esophageal / Bariatric surgery
Solid Organ, Colon and Pancreatic and Robotic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006
Treatments offered at Puget Sound Bariatrics
Most popular answers from Jedediah Kaufman, MD
Great question and no right answer. Your BMI of 33.5 means you are not considered morbidly obese. Around 14-15 years ago the laparoscopic adjustable... READ MORE
It takes a lots of courage and bravery to ask this question. I respect your question greatly. Being overweight is such a struggle and as a Bariatric... READ MORE
No right answer here. What I see in my practice are patients in your BMI range(38+) who have a tummy tuck and liposuction then a few years later are... READ MORE
I had the gastric sleeve performed on 08/22, what is a normal weight loss? I only lost 1 pound in my second week.
Good question.Usually people lose weight in the first few weeks due to fluid shifts from around the time of the operation and based on the diet and... READ MORE
Gastric Sleeve and hysterectomy. Is it possible for these two surgeries to be done at the same time?
You've asked a complex question that is very smart to research with a gynecologist performing your hysterectomy. Most bariatric surgeons recommend... READ MORE
How long should I wait after Sleeve Gastrectomy before getting another procedure, eg tummy tuck and lipo?
Very good question. Most patients lose weight for 12-18 months after sleeve gastrectomy and many surgeons talk about the first 12 months as the most... READ MORE
Great question. Low BMI patients in your weight range should probably not undergo gastric bypass unless another problem truly exists such as Barrett's... READ MORE
Possible and probable are difficult things to discuss. I would never say it's impossible for a young, very motivated person willing to lift weights... READ MORE
My lap band has slipped and the doctors will only offer removing it. Is there a non surgical option instead?
Unfortunately no. A slipped band and a normal or low BMI won't qualify you for a revision operation. The great news is that you are now at a BMI where... READ MORE
Short answer is yes. In general patients with a BMI over 40 with or without comorbid conditions related to obesity qualify and those with a BMI... READ MORE
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