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Dr. Dirk Rodriguez Recommends Obesity Surgery for Teens
Date:11/9/2013

ure that I understand them.”

A three-year follow-up report on more than 2,000 patients in the adult study was also published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It showed adults generally had fewer obesity-related illnesses than in the teen study, and most weight loss occurred within the first year after surgery. Gastric bypass surgery, the most common operation in the U.S., resulted in more weight loss and more improvement in related illnesses than stomach banding, as other studies have shown. Three-year death rates were low, and similar for both procedures, but band patients had many more repeat surgeries.

Rodriguez agrees with the study authors that the patient must be psychologically mature enough to understand the life changes that the operation will bring to their life.

“I also need the parents and family to be active participants,” he emphasized. “Without the family involvement, the surgery won’t give the results these teenagers need and expect.”

Rodriguez has been an obesity surgeon for 15 years with over 10,000 weight loss operations performed. He is a minimally-invasive advanced laparoscopic surgeon. He uses these surgical techniques for gallbladder surgery, hiatal hernia surgery, acid reflux (or GERD) surgery, belly wall hernia and other major operations that can be reduced in size and seriousness by doing them minimally invasively. He is a trained vascular surgeon having operated on difficult circulation problems. He is a decorated US Air Force military and trauma surgeon as well as a decorated flight officer.

<br>About the Company:<br>Dr. Dirk Rodriguez is a passionate believer that lap band surgery, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass can give patients back their life and health. To get started, browse his website at http://www.drdirkweightloss.com for all the information needed to make
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