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What Is The Best Way To Treat Obesity?

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In part one and part two of our blog series on Obesity as a Disease, I discussed the need to increase the public’s access to treatment. However, the fact that morbid obesity is caused by so many contributing factors is one of the reasons the disease is very complicated to treat. When someone has a…

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Are More People Choosing Bariatric Surgery?

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As I discussed in my previous blog post, the American Medical Association’s decision to classify obesity as a disease is the first step toward necessary new legislation to increase access to proper health care through insurance coverage. The question on our minds at Kim Bariatric Institute is when will this happen? If 1/3 of our…

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Is Obesity A Disease?

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Since so many Americans are obese, you would think access to care for these individuals would increase. After all, one in every three Americans is obese and the condition has reached the point of an epidemic. Increasing the access this growing group of people has to proper health care – including insurance coverage for procedures…

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Recent Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Study Reveals Benefits of Outpatient Procedures

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A recent study cited on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website discusses the advantages of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed at an outpatient ambulatory surgery center (ASC) as opposed to hospital-based surgery. The procedure, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is quickly becoming one of the more popular surgical weight loss treatment options. An advanced…

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Dallas Weight Loss Surgeon On New Weight Loss Surgery Technique – The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™

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Dr. David Kim discusses a new step he created for vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures to provide patients with even greater benefits. Dallas, TX – Dr. David Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon, has performed more than 4000 gastric sleeve procedures. Gastric sleeve resection surgery, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (or VSG), is a weight loss…

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Benefits of The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™ Weight Loss Surgery

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The gastric sleeve resection procedure can be very effective for patients who are looking for alternatives to weight loss surgery procedures such as adjustable gastric banding or gastric bypass. Dr. David Kim has performed more than 4000 gastric sleeve procedures, and has even created his own technique to provide even greater benefits for patients. Dr….

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Recent Study Confirms: Skill and Experience Matters Greatly when Choosing a Weight Loss Surgeon

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A report in the Los Angeles Times recently cited a study which found that technical skill and the number of operations performed by a practicing bariatric surgeon made a significant difference in complication and mortality rates. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the best surgeons consistently performed more bariatric…

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Obesity Treatment: Why It Should Be More Accessible

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In our last blog post titled, “WFAA News 8 Speaks With Dr. Kim Regarding Bariatric Surgery for 12-year-old Girl,” our bariatric surgeon, Dr. David D. Kim, discussed some of the important concerns of Alexis Shapiro’s weight loss surgery. As Alexis’ story has received national attention, we feel this is also a great opportunity to address…

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WFAA News 8 Speaks With Dr. Kim Regarding Bariatric Surgery for 12-year-old Girl

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Somewhat recently in the news, you may have heard the special story of Alexis Shapiro, a 12-year-old girl from Ciobolo who underwent bariatric surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. When Alexis was just nine years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although doctors successfully removed the tumor, the operation left Alexis without her pituitary…

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