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Weight Loss Surgery Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Kailua Kona. 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.

Paul Dennis Faringer, MD
(808) 326-2040
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy Ste A102
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1987

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Cervantes- William MD
(808) 323-3700
81-6627 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI
 
Hawaii Cosmetic Laser Center
(808) 323-2615
81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
 
Greco Joan M DDS
(808) 323-3434
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste K12-13
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Ressler Randy
(808) 327-9677
75-184 Hualalai Rd Ste 300
Kailua Kona, HI
 
David K Hiranaka, MD
(808) 334-0333
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste K12-13
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Kona Hosp, Kealakekua, Hi
Group Practice: Kona Center Of Facial Surgery

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Kona Oral & Facial Surgery & Cos
(808) 323-2600
81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
 
Larry S. Schlesinger, MD
(808) 329-6767
75-5665 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kona Plastic Surgery LLC
(808) 329-6767
75-5665 Kuakini Hwy Ste 3
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kona-Hilo Plastic Surgery Center
(808) 329-6767
75-5665 Kuakini Highway
Kailua, HI
 
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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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