Bluegrass Bariatric Surgical Associates offers Minimally Invasive Surgical Weight-Loss Options including Lap Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band, Single-Port Band Placement, and the Incisionless Primary and Revision Obesity Surgeries POSE and ROSE. We have locations conveniently located across Kentucky so you can have your surgery and follow-up care close to home.
Our multidisciplinary, patient-centered surgical weight loss program offers Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Located in Lexington, KY.
If you are suffering from obesity, weight-loss surgery may be the solution for you. St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers free informational seminars so you can learn more about the latest weight-loss surgery options and our Center of Excellence program. Located in Florence, Kentucky.
Consumer Guide to WLS
Bariatric Surgeon Training:
Choosing a qualified bariatric surgeon may seem a bit overwhelming, but knowing what to look for can help make the decision making process easier. When interviewing a potential bariatric surgeon, it is important to ask about the doctor's level of training and experience.
Legally, any medical doctor can perform an operation of any type, even without specialized training or experience in a particular field of medicine. If you are undergoing bariatric surgery, choose a doctor who is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
Board-certification by these boards indicates that the doctor has gone through a specialized training program and has met certain standards in the field of surgery. In addition, choose a doctor that has completed a residency or a fellowship in bariatric surgery. A weekend course is not enough training to become a qualified bariatric surgeon.
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