bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

How we evaluate young adults considering bariatric surgery

Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery December 22, 2017

Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year in the United States, and about 1,000 of them are teenagers. The…

After Unsuccessful Bariatric Surgery, Revisional Surgery Can Help

Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery May 28, 2019

Having bariatric surgery can be the beginning of a longer, healthier, and happier life for people with obesity, particularly those…

How Bariatric Surgery Can Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery June 25, 2019

Obesity is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the No.1 cause of death in U.S. adults. However,…

Bariatric Surgery: More Than Weight Loss

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery July 16, 2020

Some people still think of bariatric surgery solely as weight-loss surgery. But the benefits extend far beyond a leaner body….