Marc Bessler, MD, Chief, Division of Minimal Access/Bariatric Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, discusses bariatric surgery and "dumping syndrome.
Dr. Bessler says that medical treatment for weight loss isn't effective because there is currently no way to manage appetite well enough, but surgery can have effects that permanently change a patient's hunger and response to food. Dr. Bessler describes the several different types of operations that are used for weight loss as well as "dumping syndrome."
Melissa Bagloo, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, talks about examples of diabetes, saying that some patients with the disease are able to come off their medications only days after weight loss surgery.
In this video, Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the sleeve gastrectomy weight-loss procedure and its advantages over gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries.