Dr. H. Joseph Naim describes if bariatric surgery is a life-saving procedure and shares his favorite patient success stories.
Definitely. It’s been shown that people who are overweight don’t live as long as people who have lost weight and are healthier. So that’s been documented, and I think that this is a life-saving procedure, and if you ask any of my patients, they will tell you that their life has changed.
Well, I have done about a thousand weight loss surgeries. So every patient is unique in his case. There’s always things that stay in your mind. I have to say that my youngest patient is 12 years old, so she has lost about 40-50 pounds. She is very happy, and my heaviest patient is about 640 pounds. He has lost about 300 to 350 pounds, and he is very happy. So they are all unique.
Very interesting that sometimes people, when they go under this stomach banding operations, I have a few patients that their husband even does not know about it. I don’t usually recommend this. I think that having a family support is important, but because these procedures are done so safely, it’s about half an hour procedure, they go home the same day. It’s interesting that the significant other would not even know that they had a stomach banding.
About Dr. H. Joseph Naim, M.D.:
Dr. Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with distinction in research with departmental honors. He then completed his medical training at prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. This was followed with four years of training in general surgery, which concluded with an additional year as Chief Surgical Resident at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. His interest in weight loss surgery took him to another year of fellowship training in University Medical Center in Princeton, under direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon, Robert E. Brolin, M.D.
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
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery