bariatric surgery

Springing Back from Obesity

The MWHC Blog Team January 05, 2017

Susan, 48, of Prince Frederick, Md., spent the last 25 years morbidly obese, reaching 360 pounds. After gastric sleeve surgery…

6 frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery April 11, 2017

Bariatric surgery has been available in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and surgeons are doing more every year….

3 precautions to take if you choose to travel for weight loss surgery

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery May 08, 2017

It’s difficult to pin down the exact number of people who travel abroad to access medical services, but the Centers…

Will I encounter digestive problems after gastric bypass?

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery June 15, 2017

The headlines may sound alarming: “Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues.” “After gastric bypass surgery, many experience eating…

How to reduce risk of kidney stones after bariatric surgery

Daniel Marchalik, MD, Urology August 07, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 22.1 percent of adults in Washington, D.C., are obese. Though…

Celebrated Physician: Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS

The MWHC Blog Team August 17, 2017

It’s hard to say whether Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS, chose surgery as her medical specialty, or if surgery chose her….