What are the most common procedures that you perform on a regular basis?
Colonoscopy/EGD; hernia repair; gallbladder removal; colon resection.
The thought of surgery can still cause a fair amount of anxiety for some people; how do you go about calming such fears?
Firstly, you have to have empathy for patients as they fear the unknown. So you must assure patients that you will provide your best service and care. Secondly, you must thoroughly explain to the patient the procedure or expectations in order to instill their confidence in you as their surgeon. Lastly, be truthful about expectations and outcomes.
How have some of the modern minimally invasive techniques and practices helped your career and your patients?
Minimally Invasive Surgeries are one of the greatest advancements in modern medicine. It allows less tissue trauma, less patient pain & a quicker recovery. Also it has allowed the conversion of many of our major operations into Short Hospital Stays or Outpatient Procedures.
What type(s) of weight loss surgery do you provide?
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy & Lap Band are my most common performed Weight Loss Surgeries. I have previously performed many Gastric Bypass Surgeries but this is not as commonly performed in my practice.
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