Dr. John DeBarros shares the different bariatric surgery options offered at Banner Estrella Medical Center. Dr. DeBarros is devoted to a comprehensive surgical weight loss management program that emphasizes caring as part of the journey to restored health at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Well, currently we perform gastric bypass and LAP-BAND®. That is the most common bariatric procedure that’s performed. Gastric sleeve is also a procedure that we also perform. However, that in our practice, my practice has been not really become popular yet in terms of that.
Gastric sleeve patients, I personally use the gastric sleeve for patients who have done well with a LAP-BAND® or have had some type of complicating event where they have done well with a LAP-BAND®, they absolutely do not want a gastric bypass, but this would be sort of a bridge to give them that same weight loss they had with the band.
And once again, with a gastric sleeve, you really have not burned any bridges. It is not considered irreversible. However, the complexity of the operation is a lot less.
About Dr. John J. DeBarros, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. John DeBarros is an experienced surgeon and board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Maricopa Medical Society.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, 85037
Expert: Dr. John J. DeBarros, Dr. DeBarros, John J. DeBarros, M.D., Doctor DeBarros, Bariatric Surgery John DeBarros
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery