Robotic Bariatric Surgery: Next Advance for CBSI

Last month I talked about how safe weight-loss surgery has become. As equipment and techniques continue to evolve, bariatric surgery has become even more efficient and safe. In my practice, robotic surgery is now making that difference. The use of the robot in surgery...

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...

Obesity in America

I’m recently back from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) annual meeting which was held in conjunction with The Obesity Society (TOS). I’m always inspired by new concepts and observations that are collectively made among my...