The benefits of Bariatric Surgery are impressive. The difference between this and simple diet and exercise is that Bariatric Surgery has long term success. Patients are able to lose the weight but more importantly keep it off. Because of this, we see dramatic improvement in related health conditions.
In addition, many other conditions such as arthritis, skin infections, asthma, infertility and lymphedema can be improved. There is an improvement in the ability to participate in physical and recreational activities. The majority of patients notice improved social and economic opportunities. Patients who may have suffered from depression or anxiety notice an improved sense of well being.
|STEFANIE VAIMAKIS, MD, FACS, FASMBS
I was amazed at the difference the surgery made in people's lives, not just physically but socially, professionally and emotionally as well. It is like no other field in surgery because it allows the surgeon to have a lifelong relationship with the patient. It is the most gratifying field because it gives me the chance to really make a difference in someone's life. Because of that, I absolutely love what I do and have dedicated myself to this field. I came to Englewood Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center in 2002 and started my own practice in June of 2005. I am responsible for bringing the LAP-BAND to both of these hospitals. It would be a pleasure and an honor for me to help you on your journey to a healthier life.
|DUANE A. FREDERICKS, MD
Duane A. Fredericks, MD, is an ardent proponent of combining healthy lifestyle choices with the highest quality medical care. Because of this philosophy, Duane has dedicated himself to patient education and developing his surgical skills. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine and completing a residency at the Graduate/Temple University Hospital, Duane did a fellowship in bariatric surgery at NYU studying under renowned surgeons George Fielding and Christine Ren-Fielding with a particular focus on adjustable gastric banding technique in Bariatric Surgery. He then worked for Allergan, the originators of the Lap-Band and Ethicon, the originators of the Realize Band.
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