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Bariatric Surgery: What Is It And How Have Perceptions About It Changed? - Dr. Johnell

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Dr. Johnell describes bariatric surgery and shares how the perceptions once associated with bariatric surgery have changed. Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon in Greeley, Colorado.

Dr. Johnell:
Bariatric surgery is a discipline of medicine that includes various procedures that are done to help patients lose weight.

The interesting thing about bariatric surgery is that years ago it was just considered a weight loss operation. Now, today, it is considered more than that. It’s a metabolic procedure.

We are not only dealing with weight loss in our patients, we are dealing with various medical problems that result from the weight gain that patients have.

And so with the operation and with the weight loss from the operation we help patients become healthier and solve and deal with problems such as blood pressure and diabetes and cholesterol issues and back problems and depression and all sorts of medical problems that affect their lives.

With bariatric surgery and the weight loss from bariatric surgery we have the ability to improve patient’s quality of life, their health and also their longevity. So patients can actually live longer and live happier.

About Dr. Michael W. Johnell, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, specializing in the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure. Bariatric surgery constitutes 98 percent of his practice. He has 22 years of general surgery experience, 17 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery experience, and 7 years of laparoscopic bariatric surgery experience.

Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese

Related Terms: Adjustable Gastric Band, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, REALIZE® Band, LAP-BAND®, Sleep Apnea, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Nutrition, BMI, Body Mass Index

Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill Elm, 80631

Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell

Expertise: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Weight Reduction Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

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