Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible. Dr. Blackstone attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. After being accepted as a medical student at the University of Texas in San Antonio, she graduated and received her Doctor of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Blackstone then completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Colorado graduating in 1993 as a General Surgeon specializing in the leading-edge field of Advanced Laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Blackstone introduces herself and describes the adjustable gastric band.
January 25, 2010 - 10:57am
Dr. Blackstone shares how being overweight and weight loss impacts a woman's liver function.
October 9, 2009 - 5:06pm
Dr. Blackstone explains how gastric bypass surgery or an adjustable gastric band procedure will affect fertility.
October 9, 2009 - 4:57pm
Dr. Blackstone explains why some people are unable to lose weight after having gastric bypass surgery and what a doctor can do to fix this.
August 22, 2009 - 2:12pm
Dr. Blackstone shares the new options a person should consider if their adjustable gastric band procedure was not successful.
August 22, 2009 - 2:05pm
Dr. Blackstone shares the best resources to find useful information on bariatric surgeries and the surgeons who perform these procedures.
August 22, 2009 - 1:56pm
Dr. Blackstone describes why it is best for patients to find a bariatric program that provides a nutritionist, support groups, and post-surgery education.
August 22, 2009 - 1:43pm
Dr. Blackstone describes how a patient can determine if she should have an adjustable gastric band or gastric bypass surgery.
August 21, 2009 - 5:59pm
Dr. Blackstone describes the differences between the LAP-BAND® and REALIZE Band.
August 21, 2009 - 4:43pm
Dr. Blackstone explains how to know if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.
October 28, 2008 - 11:16am
Dr. Blackstone explains if insurance companies will generally pay for gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band procedures.
October 24, 2008 - 1:48pm
Dr. Blackstone shares if it is common for the stomach to stretch after gastric bypass surgery.
October 24, 2008 - 1:45pm
Dr. Blackstone shares how long a person must rest before returning to everyday activities after having gastric bypass surgery.
October 24, 2008 - 1:41pm
Dr. Blackstone shares how long a patient usually stays in the hospital after an adjustable gastric band procedure.
October 24, 2008 - 1:36pm
Dr. Blackstone shares how long most patients stay in the hospital after a gastric bypass procedure.
October 24, 2008 - 1:32pm
Dr. Blackstone shares the complications associated with receiving an adjustable gastric band.
October 24, 2008 - 1:28pm
Dr. Blackstone explains how to know if you are a good candidate for receiving an adjustable gastric band.
October 24, 2008 - 1:25pm
Dr. Blackstone shares the possible complications of gastric bypass surgery.
October 24, 2008 - 1:21pm
Listen as Dr. Blackstone shares what bariatric means.
October 24, 2008 - 1:17pm
Dr. Blackstone shares what gastric bypass surgery is.
October 24, 2008 - 1:13pm