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Weight Loss Surgery Bountiful UT

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Bountiful. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bariatric surgeons, lap band surgery, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as advice on weight loss, diet and exercise, nutrition programs and portion control.

Dr.Christine Chang
d102, 415 Medical Drive
Bountiful, UT
Gender
F
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Scott Kent Thompson
(801) 295-5581
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Dr.Gregory Kjar
(801) 295-9105
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr #360
Bountiful, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Joseph Gregory Kjar, MD
(801) 295-9105
469 Medical Dr Ste 100
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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David Snow Thomas, MD
(801) 355-0731
370 9th Ave Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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Daniel Shane Sellers, MD
(801) 295-6554
415 Medical Dr Ste C101
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Cosmetic & Reconstructive

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Joseph Gregory Kjar
(801) 295-9105
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Christine Ann Cheng, MD
(801) 298-9774
415 Medical Dr Ste D102
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Ut

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Angela M Keen
(801) 364-3613
370 9th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Larry Kent Patton, MD
(801) 408-8696
324 10th Ave Ste 260
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has been gaining popularity over the past several years, and may be available to you as a tool for weight loss. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health estimate that in 2005, 170,000 Americans underwent this operation. This is up significantly from 63,000 in 2002. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this surgery was fed by the publicity surrounding TV weatherman Al Roker’s and singer Carnie Wilson’s participation. Their results were dramatic.

However, this is really a last resort measure. Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery and, as such, has all the risks associated with any other invasive procedure. It should not be considered unless other less invasive means of weight loss have been given your full effort but still not helped you achieve a stable reduction in your weight. The Roux-en-Y is the most commonly performed gastric bypass operation. The procedure involves two steps: (1) Sectioning off a small segment of your stomach so that you can only take in small amounts of food, and (2) Cutting and reattaching a portion of your small intestine to this new small stomach, thereby reducing the amount of nutrients and calories you absorb from the food that you do eat.

To qualify for this procedure, potential patients must meet criteria set by the National Institutes of Health. For example, a person must have a minimum BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 with associated co-morbidities. In addition, prospective patients are required to have tried other weight loss methods or treatments already.

Although you must discuss this with your doctor, and ultimately your surgeon, to know whether you qualify for the surgery, here are the general guidelines...

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