Dr. Andrew Hajduczek describes why a patient should have their bariatric procedure performed at a hospital rather than a surgicenter.
The greatest benefit of having bariatric surgery done in a hospital versus surgery center is having all ancillary support and all services that are at hand when something is more difficult than was expected. And that may include anatomical anomalies that can, are discovered intra-operatively that prolong operation, making it much more complicate, complicated and also more risky.
And also, even in those low-risk operations on low-risk patients where quite a few adjustable gastric bands are done in outpatient setting in surgery centers may benefit greatly from overnight stay where pain, sometimes severe nausea, and few other symptoms may be handled much better and followed much more closely with greatest benefit to the patients.
About Dr. Andrew Hajduczek, M.D.:
Dr. Andrew Hajduczek was born and raised in Poland where he graduated from The Silesian Medical Academy and finished internship and surgical training (5 years). After immigrating to the United States, he completed internship and the surgical residency program at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA and started in busy private practice in the South Bay area in 1988. The scope of his practice included all aspects of general surgery (including laparoscopic – since 1990) as well as vascular and thoracic surgery. He served as Chief of Surgery in three hospitals (double terms after first being a Vice Chief there).
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