If you are considering weight loss surgery be sure to do your homework. This week's guest on Healthy Rounds was Dr. Carlos Barba. Dr. Barba is director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He is among the busiest bariatric surgeons in the country with over 14 years experience.
Dr. Barba stresses the need for a team approach such as the one taken at the Hospital of Central Connecticut where registered dieticians, psychologists and exercise physiologists work with patients before and after surgery.
The two most commonly performed operations are the gastric bypass and the lap band procedures. Gastric bypass is a much more radical approach and less popular than laporoscopic banding.
The key to success with either of these procedures is commitment to a program of regular exercise and eating right. The procedure is just a way of getting started on a life-long journey to good health.
Listen to the podcast of Dr. Barba's interview http://www.wtic.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=4226868
If you are interested in bariatric surgery contact the Hospital of Central Connecticut at 1-866-668-5070 or http://thocc.org/services/weigh/surgery.aspx?fontsize=Large
Feel free to post any questions or information you may have about bariatric surgery.
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