Member of Surgical Specialists of Mississippi, Dr. Donald Balder Interviewed about Gastric Bypass
Dr. Donald Balder, member of the Surgical Specialists of Mississippi in a recent interview shows the incontestable benefits that gastric bypass surgery offers to those who fight morbid obesity.
Gulfport, MS (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Gastric Bypass or you may know it as the Roux-en-Y procedure is one of the most common surgical weight loss options available today. The procedure performed for over 30 years now, became more effective and safer with the evolution of technology itself.
Dr. Donald Balder, bariatric surgeon in Gulfport, MS in a recent interview talks about gastric bypass surgery as a highly effective option to treat morbid obesity, condition which became the largest epidemic in the state of Mississippi.
The television interview features a new bariatric patient of Dr. Balder’s who decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery after years of struggle with obesity related health conditions, dieting, losing weight and gaining it back right away. The patient weighed more then 300 pounds and she experienced high blood pressure and constant joint pain.
Dr. Balder says that even if these minimally invasive surgeries have their risks, sometimes it is a greater risk staying obese and living with dangerous weight related illnesses like diabetes, heart problems, sleep apnea and hypertension.
Gastric Bypass is not a quick fix. Dr. Balder put his patient prior to the surgery to diet and exercise for four months. After the surgery she will need to adopt a healthy lifestyle and maintain it permanently.
“The success of weight loss surgery is highly dependant on what we teach the patients and the patients’ long-term follow up” – says Dr. Balder.
After about eight weeks following the surgery Dr. Balder’s patient feels that this surgery has changed her life. She feels good, she stopped taking blood pressure medicines and she experiences no joint pain anymore.
About Donald Balder MD, FACS, FASMBS
Dr. Don Balder is a board certified general surgeon; he is member of ASMBS, SAGES and IFSO, fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was designated by the ASMBS, Center of Excellence Surgeon. Dr. Don Balder has special training in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
WhyWeight incorporates the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and the Surgical Specialists of Mississippi. These highly skilled and experienced specialists provide laparoscopic gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Their reputation is known throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.
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