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...

The Lap-Band Revisted

I frequently get asked, “what has happened to the adjustable gastric band (Lap-band)”?  The Lap-band was introduced to the US in 2001 from Australia where it had been used with great success.  However, here in the US we have not had the same success....