Dr. Carson Liu explains which bariatric procedure patients prefer most often.
You know it’s hard, it’s hard to really choose at this time from the patient’s perspective because everybody has their own bias. So some people say the LAP-BAND® is great because it’s safe. Other people say, well the gastric bypass is great because, you know, it’s a fast recovery. I think it is a personal choice. I think that you can achieve the same weight loss with either procedure.
One takes maybe little less follow up than the other, but I think that it’s a great time for patients to use the internet, do their research, talk to different types of surgeons and find out which procedure is best for them. I don’t think they can go wrong with either gastric bypass or LAP-BAND®, both of which have been recognized by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery as a safe and effective weight-loss procedure. So patients have an opportunity to choose whatever procedure they want and I think they are going to do well with either procedure.
About Dr. Carson Liu, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his internship, residencies and research fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. In 1998, Dr. Liu was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA Medical School where he continued to hone his skills in clinical practice, teaching and research. Dr. Liu has conducted extensive research and is widely published in the fields of Bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery; he is nationally recognized in his field and has lectured extensively to professional societies on these subjects. Dr. Liu is board certified in General Surgery and over the course of his career has performed more than 2600 bariatric surgeries.
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, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars
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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, Sleeve Gastrectomy