Dallas Weight Loss Surgeon at Kim Bariatric Institute On the Importance of Lifelong Support
Dr. David D. Kim says the KBI Cruisin’ Light 2015 event – a trip to the Western Caribbean for patients of Kim Bariatric Institute and their loved ones – is just one part of a comprehensive support program designed to help individuals in the fight against obesity.
Dallas, TX – Dr. David D. Kim, a bariatric surgeon in Dallas – Fort Worth and the Arlington area, says a solid system of support is crucial to ensuring success after weight loss surgery. As the founder of Kim Bariatric Institute, Dr. Kim heads a team of bariatric surgeons and healthcare professionals who provide treatment for individuals suffering from morbid obesity. While Dr. Kim says the initial surgical procedure is an important step in one’s fight to reduce serious health risks and lose significant amounts of weight, he notes that it’s only the first step in a process that requires major lifestyle changes. That’s why he has developed a comprehensive, lifelong support program for KBI patients that offers encouragement and assistance in a number of ways.
In September of this year, one feature of Dr. Kim’s support program will give patients and their friends and family members the opportunity to mingle aboard a Carnival cruiseliner heading to the Western Caribbean. The KBI Cruisin’ Light 2015 event will disembark from Galveston on a five-day trip to Mexico and back, stopping at Cozumel and Progreso, Yucatan. Dr. Kim says the entire trip is essentially a Kim Bariatric Community Event, allowing many of his patients to get to know each other and share their own personal stories while enjoying a vacation on the high seas. He notes that the KBI Cruisin’ Light trip is just one of the many options in the practice’s ongoing support program to provide patients with the physical and emotional assistance they may need after surgery.
Dr. Kim says the aftercare and support services at Kim Bariatric Institute are some of the most popular features of his practice. In addition to advice and inspiration from surgeons, dietitians, counselors, fitness experts, and other professionals, Dr. Kim says just being around others who are going through the same type of situation can be immensely helpful to patients. KBI sponsors regular support groups for patients to talk about their experiences, organizes community events such as the KBI Cruisin’ Light adventure, and puts together marathons and fitness sessions designed for individuals who have had weight loss surgery. In fact, former KBI patient and three-time Super Bowl Champion Nate Newton has routinely partnered with the practice to lead workout sessions and help others maintain effective exercise routines.
With the challenges many patients face in terms of adapting to new ways of living once weight loss surgery has been performed, Dr. Kim says it’s important to provide them with the tools necessary to successfully lose weight and truly conquer obesity. Dr. Kim notes that education, encouragement, and support in the days, months, and years after bariatric surgery can ultimately help patients through the adaptation process and keep them walking swiftly on the road to better health.
About David D. Kim, MD
Dr. David D. Kim is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (previously known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery) and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures, and has been designated a “Surgeon of Excellence” by the ASMBS. Dr. Kim was also recently recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He is the developer of the David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™, a technique designed to enhance the benefits of vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures. Dr. Kim and his team of bariatric surgeons at Kim Bariatric Institute in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Arlington, and Colleyville area offer all major types of weight loss surgery, including gastric sleeve surgery, LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding, and gastric bypass procedures. Dr. Kim is available for interview upon request.
Kim Bariatric Institute
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX 76034
8350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034
Fort Worth Patients: (817) 717-7447
Dallas Patients: (214) 614-7036
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