Weight Loss Surgery – CoxHealth – 8/29/18

Weight Loss Surgery – CoxHealth – 8/29/18


♪ [♪♪] Kelly: WELCOME BACK. WE’RE TALKING TO DR. MATT SIMPSON WITH COX HEALTH. Guest: THANK YOU. Kelly: WHAT KIND OF A SURGEON ARE YOU? Guest: GENERAL AND BARIATRIC SURGERY. Kelly: WE’RE TALKING ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY TODAY. Guest: CORRECT. Kelly: THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT OUR TOPIC IS. HOW MANY SURGERIES? THERE’S SEVERAL THAT YOU CAN DO FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY. TALK ABOUT THEM. THERE’S A HANDFUL OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERIES, THERE’S THE GASTRIC SLEEVE, WHICH IS BECOMING POPULAR. THE GASTRIC BY PASS, THE MAIN STAY FOR 30 YEARS. THE DUODENAL SWITCH AND OPERATION THAT IS WE CAN DO TO HELP PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THEIR CANDIDACY, WHERE THEY FALL IN THEIR HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS AND WEIGHT LOSS THEY NEED TO ACHIEVE. Kelly: THE SLEEVE IS, IS THAT THE LEAST INVASIVE? Guest: NO. WE HAVE ENDOUGH SCOPIC THINGS. BUT THE SLEEVE AND THE BY PASS ARE THE MOST INVASIVE, BUT THEY’RE LAPAROSCOPIC, THAT YOU GO HOME THE NEXT DAY. Kelly: NOT EVERYBODY IS A CANDIDATE, CORRECT? IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT 15-20 POUNDS? Guest: THAT’S NOT SOMEONE WE’RE TARGETING TO HELP. Joy: WHO WOULD BE HELPED BY THE SURGERY? Guest: WE LOOK AT PATIENTS — WE LOOK AT A BMI OF WE TAKE BMI WITH CO-MORBIDITIES. IF YOU HAVE A BMI OF 35 AND HAVE

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