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January 11, 2024News

Type 2 diabetes and weight loss surgery

A recent study found that type 2 diabetes and weight loss surgery can result in diabetes remission under certain conditions. This occurs with or without significant weight loss. The diabetes remission after surgery lasted an average of s...

Joint Pain
November 2, 2023News

Reducing Knee Pain from Obesity

While we cannot stop aging, there is one step that can help avoid knee pain: managing your weight.   Many people expect to feel aches and pains as they age, including osteoarthritis, a degenerative and progressive wear and tear of joints...

Surgical Healing Arts Center
January 30, 2019Uncategorized


“Doc, I’m losing my hair?!” – I hear this often, and while hair loss after bariatric surgery can be very distressing, luckily it is only temporary. It can come as a surprise to patients that after going through this life changing...

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January 30, 2019Uncategorized, ,

I’ve had heartburn, regurgitation, and other GERD related symptoms for a long time and none of the medications seem to work for very long? Are there other options to treat my reflux?

There is a better way to manage these symptoms in patients who do not respond to medications in Southwest Florida.  It is called the LINX® Reflux Management System and it is an implant that helps keep acid in your stomach and out of you...

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March 14, 2018Uncategorized,

7 Chairs

Effective healthcare leadership incorporates seven qualities: (1) the ability to lead through change, (2) maintain one’s integrity, (3) foster teamwork and create a learning environment, (4) drive and accept innovation, (5) track the num...