Over the last 30-40 years, bariatric surgery has undergone an incredible evolution. In the 1980s and 1990s, weight loss procedures were open surgeries with high risk and questionable long-term results. After years of technological advances, the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure with proven long-term results and little to no risk.
I remember my first patient, Joe. Joe struggled with diabetes and was on hundred units of insulin every day. In addition to his diabetes, Joe suffered from various other obesity related medical problems. At the time, I performed a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass on Joe. The next day, he had normal blood sugar and no longer