Bariatric Surgery Helps Patients With Weight Loss and Health Improvement
Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, encompasses the surgical procedures used to help obese patients with weight loss, appetite control and long-term dietary modifications. Several surgical options are available; patients work with their doctors to decide which option is best. This procedure is actually a long-term process that involves active participation by the patient. Surgeons and team members may work with patients for a year or more, with comprehensive pre-surgery preparation and a comprehensive follow-up program.
The following bariatric surgeons practice at Central Maine Medical Center:
10 High Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill.
General surgery, Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wis.
American Board of Surgery
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, Calif.