Gastric Sleeve Surgeons in South Dakota

Weight Loss Surgeons
Sanford Weight Loss Surgery offers you the option to lose weight with the assistance of surgery. Bariatric surgery options include Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and the LAP-BAND System. Locations in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD.
Weight Loss Surgeons

Consumer Guide to WLS

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon Training:

Board-Certification

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.