CBSI: Epicenter for Robotic Bariatric Surgery

As we begin 2018, it’s remarkable to reflect on the technological advancements achieved thus far in medicine. As technology continues to advance in all facets of our lives, so too have medical technologies become more readily available. Dr. Brown has been utilizing...

The Benefits of Bariatrics

Those that are considering bariatrics are often motivated by the capacity that surgery has to reduce the impact of their co-morbidities on their daily life. In addition to reducing the economic burdens of health care, bariatric surgery vastly improves the quality of...

Treating Type II Diabetes

After nearly a century of evidence insinuating that there is a correlation between Type II Diabetes (T2D) and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, the Second Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) released a report, which confirms that bariatric surgery can diminish or entirely...

“Weight Loss Partners: a Winning Team”

The summer edition of Parker Adventist Hospital’s “Grow” magazine featured two of Dr. Brown’s patients who embarked on their weight loss journey together. Amber and Matthew Smith both opted for robotic bariatric surgery this past year in pursuit of a healthier life,...

CBSI Has a New Parker Adventist Hospital Location

We finally have moved our office from Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center to Parker Adventist Hospital. It has been quite a process which all began in January with me doing all robotic bariatric procedures (sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) at...

2016’s Hottest Topics Concerning Obesity

To celebrate the New Year, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) compiled some of the biggest stories about obesity from 2016. Obesity continued to be a hot topic this past year, with articles highlighting (1) the discovery of the...

Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Video

I’ve been asked by several patients considering weight-loss surgery to post some procedure videos. Today, I am putting an example of the Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy on YouTube for all to review. Let’s discuss first. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common...

New Treatment Options for Type II Diabetes

Bariatric surgery has been known to improve or even put Type II diabetes into remission. For this reason a summit was held in London last September 2015 (2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit DSS-II). It was a multi specialty group of 48 international scholars, of which 75%...

If Your Lap-band Fails, then What?

I’ve been getting many questions about a resolution for patients who are having poor results with their Lap-band. As I’ve said before, if you have a Lap-band and have had good results with weight loss, keep using it for weight control. But if you have had...