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Weight Loss Surgery Twin Falls ID

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Twin Falls. 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.

Peter Henry Doble II, MD
(775) 289-3612
PO Box 1864
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Lille Ii, Ued Med, Lille, France
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Magic Valley Reg Med Ctr, Twin Falls, Id

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Julian O Nicholson Jr, MD
(208) 734-5917
PO Box 5378
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dell P Smith
(208) 735-8386
1880 Fillmore St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Dell Parker Smith, MD
(208) 735-8386
1880 Fillmore Ave N
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sawtooth Surgery Center
(208) 733-1662
115 Falls Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
 
Dr.Dell Smith
(208) 735-8386
1880 Fillmore Avenue North
Twin Falls, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Peter Henry Doble, MD
(208) 734-4555
PO Box 1864
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Lille Ii, Ued Med, Lille, France
Graduation Year: 1978

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Tyler R Wayment
(208) 735-8386
1880 Fillmore St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Tyler Wayment MD
(208) 735-2297
738 N. College Road Suite B
Twin Falls, ID
 
Kack Rod MD
(208) 735-1000
630 Addison Avenue West Suite 240
Twin Falls, ID
 
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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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