Dr. Umbach, recognized as one of the top bariatric surgeons in the United States by Newsweek discusses how to go about choosing a bariatric program and surgeon and why his team scores over others.
“One of the things I think is very important and a lot of times doesn’t come up when people are searching for bariatric surgeon is what is the experience of that bariatric surgeon.
“When we give a seminar or have a slide actually and you can quickly figure out if you have a high quality program or not. But, basically it comes down to dedication of the program, purely bariatric surgery, and experience. So, for example at Blossom Bariatrics, we typically do twenty to thirty cases a week.
“We have folks from all over the country come in and we also have patients from all over the country coming in for what we call revision surgery where they have already had bariatric surgery done elsewhere. And because of that, because our team is so experienced of dealing with the hard cases and seeing so much next time when someone comes in to see us, our team is that much more experienced — from the surgeon to the tech to the anesthesiologist to the recovery room.”
“Everybody is working at a much higher level because we are so experienced and have such a high volume here at Blossom Bariatrics. I think it’s important you want to go to somebody who can truly handle everything that happens with that bariatric operation and that’s the case here at Blossom. Thank you!”
Here is another video in which the surgeon discusses a new bariatric surgery — Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS) in Las Vegas. It takes the gastric sleeve one step ahead and is a modification of the duodenal switch. It leaves behind the disadvantages of
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