Dr. Carson Liu explains why a bariatric patient should have surgery in a hospital rather than at a surgicenter.
The hospital is a terrific decision for a patient, especially people who have heart conditions, people who have issues that may require other specialists to follow them throughout the hospital course. The great thing about having a hospital is that you have an ICU as back up. So definitely all moderate to high-risk patients should have their procedure done in a hospital setting to minimize any complications.
About Dr. Carson Liu, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars
Expert: Dr. Carson Liu, Carson Liu, M.D., Dr. Liu, Doctor Liu, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Liu, Carson Liu, M.D.
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy