“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,...

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%...

Diets Don’t Work

I’d like to start by telling you a story. Molly has been overweight her entire life and with encouragement from friends and family, this time it will be different. She’s buckled down and stuck to her diet. The first 10-­20 pounds came off so easily, it...

Gastric Sleeve vs the Gastric Bypass

The most frequent question that I get these days is “which weight-loss operation is the best for me?” While there have been many bariatric procedures that have evolved over time, the Roux-en-y gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve seem to have withstood...