Dr. Adam S. Goldstein's Four Office Locations:

2211 Chapel Avenue West
Suite 301
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

333 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

159 South Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096

354 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Suite 200
Sewell, NJ 08080

856-665-2017

Saturday, August 13, 2011

What about the other forms of weight loss surgery?

People ask me all the time why I have focused the bariatric portion of my surgical practice on performing LapBands.  Quite simply, it's because LapBand surgery allows people who desire surgical weight loss to achieve results similar to other more risky forms of weight loss surgery, without the high risks of complications and without the irreversibility of the other operations.  I wholeheartedly believe that I should only perform operations for weight loss that I believe in, even if I could do better financially by performing all the available forms of weight loss surgery.  I am fully trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery, and in all forms of weight loss survey, and could certainly perform sleeve gastrectomies, gastric bypasses, and other operations for weight loss, however, I don't believe it's necessary to subject a patient to the high risk of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass to achieve weight loss results that can be achieved with gastric band.  For example, did you know that the mortality rate currently quoted in the surgical literature for gastric sleeve surgery is three times higher than that of LapBand surgery, and the mortality rate for gastric bypass surgery is four times higher?

I invite anyone interested in finding out more about all these forms of weight loss surgery to attend my monthly free weight loss surgery seminar.  I offer them, at no obligation to use me as your surgeon or even make an appointment in my office, to anyone interested in weight loss surgery.  At the seminar I will cover the advantages and disadvantages related to gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and LapBand surgery.

Interested? Call my bariatric coordinator, Eva, at 856-596-7440 extension 213.