The Importance of Experienced Bariatric Surgeons
One of the most vital decisions you will make when considering bariatric surgery is the actual surgeon who will perform your procedure. Some of the factors to take into account include the practical experience of the surgeon, the treatments for which he or she is knowledgeable, the number of procedures performed, and the credentials and professional organizations to which the surgeon belongs.
Dr. David Kim and Dr. Bridget Holden at Kim Bariatric Institute have logged thousands of hours performing weight loss surgery. Our practice offers patients every major type of bariatric surgery, and our surgeons are extremely proficient at what they do. Since opening our doors, surgeons at Kim Bariatric Institute have performed more than 700 gastric bypass surgeries, over 4000 laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedures, over 1300 gastric banding treatments, and more than 70 Duodenal Switch surgeries. Dr. Kim and Dr. Holden are professional bariatric surgeons – weight loss surgery is not simply one of many different types of procedures they offer, it is the main focus of their careers. Our doctors also belong to a number of respected medical organizations that have strict requirements on the experience and skill levels of their members. In fact, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (previously known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery) has recognized Dr. David D. Kim as a “Surgeon of Excellence.”
At Kim Bariatric Institute, our surgeons understand that every patient is unique and, therefore, procedures are customized for his or her individual needs. Our treatments are some of the most advanced available, and our complication rates are well below the national average.
In your search for a bariatric surgeon, there are many things to consider. Experience with certain procedures is one of the most important. You can learn more about Dr. Kim’s credentials and experience here, and Dr. Holden’s background here. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about our surgeons and the procedures available at Kim Bariatric Institute, or assist you with scheduling a consultation to talk about your goals. Please contact Kim Bariatric Institute for more information.