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Choosing a Highly-Trained Bariatric Surgeon Crucial as Surgical Weight Loss Procedures Rise and Less-Qualified Doctors Flood the Market
Date:1/8/2009

In response to the growing consumer demand for weight loss surgery, the number of physicians performing these procedures has also skyrocketed, enabling unqualified doctors to infiltrate the industry. Selecting a board-certified surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) helps ensure safe, permanent weight loss options.

(Vocus) January 8, 2009 -- Due to the increasing popularity of weight loss surgery, the number of physicians performing these procedures has risen to satisfy the growing demand. This can make the search for a qualified surgeon overwhelming for the potential patient. To help with this process, the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) has created a set of rigid standards to identify the most highly skilled leaders and surgical facilities in the field. Surgeons that meet or exceed their requirements may become members of the ASBS, and their approved practice may be deemed an “ASBS Center of Excellence.”

Because many insurance companies do not cover weight loss surgery it is more important than ever to choose a qualified surgeon and accompanying medical facility. By minimizing the chance of complications and future surgical revisions of gastric bypass surgery and other treatments, patients benefit from greatly minimized health and financial risks. Evidence has shown that the best outcomes and fewest complications occur in facilities with the most experienced surgeons.

About Dr. J.K. Champion, M.D. F.A.C.S
Dr. J.K. Champion is one of the esteemed professionals selected to join the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, and his Videoscopic Institute of Atlanta has been named an “ASBS Center of Excellence” with its consistently superior patient care verified by an indepe
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