When It Comes To Your Surgeon, Practice Makes Perfect
Weight loss surgery involves a lot of decisions: electing to have the surgery, researching which surgery is best for you, choosing your surgeon, finding the best time to schedule your surgery…and the list goes on. But the most important decision you will make is selecting an experienced surgeon.
Bariatric surgery has become more “safe, effective, and affordable.” However, despite the increasing quality of bariatric surgery with its ever-growing popularity, the establishment of medical fellowships, and implementation of “evidence-based standards for bariatric care,” some surgeons are still better (and safer) than others. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, dangerous surgical complications occur 2X more frequently in surgeries performed by less experienced surgical teams.
Lead researcher on the study, Nancy J.O. Birkmeyer, PhD, recommends that “patients should seek out high-volume hospitals and surgeons when considering bariatric surgery.” Other sources recommend that patients select a bariatric surgeon based on board-certification, number of cases performed, rate of complication, and easy and accessible aftercare.
You can rest assured that Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics is the safe choice. With more than 3,000 advanced surgical procedures under his belt, 4 leading industry certifications, 3 fully-staffed offices providing comprehensive and accessible care, and the title of Director of Bariatric Surgery at the RWJ University Hospital, Dr. Sadek is committed to the health, happiness, and success of his patients.