weight loss surgery

Alternative Bariatric Surgery Option

the MWHC Blog Team January 27, 2016

A New Approach to Weight-Loss: vBloc® Pacemakers have long been used to regulate heart function. Now, a similar approach called…

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 Surgeon 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 Surgeon May 08, 2017

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

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…