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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


David Podkameni, MD practices at Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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Bariatric Surgery Video - Full Transcript

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provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Banner Health ©

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Image: David Podkameni, MD, on-camera throughout the video, speaks.

General Surgeon, Med. Dir. Bariatric Program - Banner Gateway Med. Center

Audio:  “I’m Dr. David Podkameni, a general surgeon and Medical Director of the Bariatric Program at Banner Gateway Medical Center.”

Text: Bariatric Surgery

Audio:  “Bariatric, or weight loss surgery, is a serious step to weight loss and is usually done after diet and exercise program fail.”

Text: candidates must be morbidly obese

Audio:  “Candidates for bariatric surgery must be morbidly obese…”

Text: more than 100 lbs over ideal body weight

Audio:  “…which means more than 100 pounds over ideal body weight…”

Text: a BMI of over 40

Audio:  “…a body mass index, or BMI, of over 40…

Text: a BMI of over 35 and have 1 or more serious health conditions related to morbid obesity

Audio:  “…a BMI of over 35, and have one or more serious health conditions related to morbid obesity…”

Text: inability to achieve healthy body weight even though medically supervised dieting

Audio:  “…an inability to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time even though medically supervised dieting.”

Text: after surgery, most patients are able to stop taking some or all medications for conditions such as:

Audio:  “After surgery, most patients are able to stop taking some or all of their medications and treat conditions such as…”

Text: diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastric reflux (heartburn), sleep apnea

Audio:  “…diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastric reflux and sleep apnea. Different types of surgical procedures are used to change the stomach and the small intestine…”

Text: reduce hunger, promote weight loss

Audio:  “…in ways that reduce hunger and promote weight loss.”

Text: reduce the size of the stomach

Audio:  “Some surgeries reduce the size of the stomach so patients feel full quickly and learn to eat less to feel satisfied.”

Text: reduce the amount of calories the body can absorb

Audio:  “Other types of surgeries reduce the amount of calories the body can absorb.”

Text: speak with an experienced bariatric surgeon for more information

Audio:  “You should speak to an experienced bariatric surgeon who can help you determine the best surgical procedure for your needs.”

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