Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery – Meet Dr. Jim Ku, Medical Director

Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery – Meet Dr. Jim Ku, Medical Director


hi I’m dr. Jim COO I’m the medical director at lancaster general health bariatric surgery program I’ve been performing bariatric procedures for the last decade I’ve performed nearly 2,000 primary surgical weight loss procedures over 1,200 gastric bypass procedures mostly done laparoscopically I performed over 500 gastric banding procedures started performing the newest weight loss procedure the vertical sleeve gastrectomy the overall vision for healthy weight management for the treatment of overweight and obesity it’s more than just doing the surgeries I see it as being a comprehensive approach to weight management starting from preventative measures not just for individuals who are struggling with a lot of the medical problems of obesity but sometimes even before those medical problems develop I give a gentler approach at the same time to be very clear and very specific about what I can offer what our program can offer what the different surgeries are what are the pros and cons of the surgeries so that the patients will have not just information that they can find online or that they can watch on television but also information that’s customized to their specific needs and then patients can go back and make an informed decision whether they want to continue with the program I will try very hard to customize it for that individual patient I was overwhelmed I was floored just seeing what a beautiful facility that I’ll be working in it is state of the art and our patients will have direct access to all those great things from the exercise facility to the professional kitchen to just beautiful exam rooms state-of-the-art all digital an all-electronic area for not just the patients who are waiting for their care but also for the support groups for the information seminars and just a great place for patients and their families so if you’re an individual who is dealing with overweight and obesity and you’re considering what medical options there might be I hope it will give serious consideration to Lanka’s general health I’m very excited to be a part of this team I’m very excited to meet patients and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed to check us out

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