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Surgeon Brings Reassurance to Bariatric Patients

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Many times people facing surgery are afraid of dying. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Mathias Fobi does what he can to bring reassurance to those fears.

The bariatric patient might ask him about his experience and expertise as a surgeon. Dr. Fobi has no problem with this. He understands that this helps people facing surgery.

Bariatric patients have access to a website with information, and also to support group meetings. All of these things are made available for the purpose of bringing reassurance to the bariatric patient.

"Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program."


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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question and Welcome to EmpowHer!
Believe it or not, most people complain about the rapid weight gain following a total colectomy. The best way to gain weight is the slow but sure route. What have you tried? A well balanced diet is essential-- Have you scheduled an appointment with a Nutritionist? If not, your best bet is to have your physician refer you to a Nutritionist who will tailor a well balanced diet fit for your needs.

Hope this helps,


April 16, 2011 - 5:29am
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