Dr. David Kim Joins Covidien to Advance Weight Loss Surgery in Dallas
Dr. David Kim recently became a proctor with Covidien to instruct surgeons on the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). Also known as the laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, the VSG procedure garnered national attention when Dr. Kim performed the surgery for former Dallas Cowboys star Nate Newton, and more recently when he performed the procedure for ESPN commentator Ben Rogers. Similar to other bariatric weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and the LAP-BAND® System in Dallas, the VSG procedure presents an additional option for patients in the fight against obesity.
In association with Covidien, Dr. Kim traveled to United Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX to instruct two surgeons on the VSG procedure. Coupled with Covidien’s experience in healthcare products, Dr. Kim continues to focus on innovation and excellence, not only in support of VSG, but within the field of bariatric surgery as a whole.