Dallas Bariatric Surgeon David D. Kim, MD on the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. David D. Kim with Kim Bariatric Institute discusses the ways in which bariatric surgery can improve one’s health and life.
Dallas, TX – Weight loss surgery is a way to give people who suffer from morbid obesity a chance at a new and healthier beginning, says Dr. David D. Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon and the head of Kim Bariatric Institute. Since 2002, Dr. Kim has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Arlington area. Obesity, recently classified as a disease by the American Medical Association, has been a growing problem in the United States. The most severe form of the condition, known as morbid obesity, has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and an array of other serious and life-threatening health problems. However, Dr. Kim says, bariatric surgery offers individuals a way to dramatically reduce the health risks associated with morbid obesity – and help them to considerably slim their physiques in the process.
Dr. Kim states weight loss surgery can be very beneficial for patients with morbid obesity – often defined as being 80 pounds or more overweight – who have tried other, more traditional weight loss methods without success. He notes that procedures such as gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass , and LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery give patients an advanced tool to help them successfully lose weight. Dr. Kim says these procedures are designed to give patients an earlier feeling of fullness at mealtimes and assist them to gradually lose weight safely and effectively. He also notes that advances in surgical techniques over the years, such as laparoscopic bariatric surgery, have allowed surgeons to perform procedures with incredible precision while minimizing recovery times and residual scarring. According to Dr. Kim, the potential benefits of weight loss surgery are almost too numerous to count – and they can include:
- Significant weight loss within one year of the initial surgery
- Reduced risk of developing serious health conditions related to obesity (comorbidities)
- The total resolution of conditions such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and others
- Less restriction in social, sports, work, and other activities
- Improved self-esteem and reduced self-consciousness about one’s appearance
- A healthier, happier lifestyle
In addition to weight loss surgery, Dr. Kim states laparoscopic techniques can benefit patients suffering from a range of abdominal conditions, including gall bladder disease and appendicitis. The Dallas weight loss surgeon believes it has revolutionized surgical care, and it has become the standard surgical technique for patients at his bariatric surgery practice.
It’s been estimated that hundreds of thousands of individuals undergo bariatric surgery each year – many of them wishing to successfully lose weight and become healthier for themselves and their loved ones. Overall, Dr. Kim says weight loss surgery can give people a chance at a better future – free of the serious health risks and the physical and emotional constraints that obesity can cause.
About David D. Kim, MD
Dr. Kim is the founder and Medical Director of Kim Bariatric Institute. He has been recognized as a “Surgeon of Excellence” by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (previously referred to as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery). Dr. Kim is a Fellow of the ASMBS and the American College of Surgeons. He is the first bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass operation, and he is the creator of The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™ – an advanced technique designed to enhance the effects of traditional gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Kim has been featured in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s list of “Top Doctors” in the United States. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Kim is available for interview upon request.
Kim Bariatric Institute
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX 76034
Fort Worth Patients: (817) 717-7447
Dallas Patients: (214) 614-7036