Original broadcast date: January 18, 2009
The number of bariatric surgeries (also known as gastric bypass) performed each year is increasing. There are numerous approaches with the end goal being substantial weight loss for the patient. Some of the surgical approaches are more invasive than others and each has its own set of risks and benefits.
A new technique has been performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center that is minimally invasive using the mouth as the route of access to perform the surgery and is indicated for patients who have had previous gastric bypass surgery.
- Dr. Michel Gagner, M.D., Chairman, Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gagner is an expert in gastroenterological surgery and hepato-biliary surgery and world renown for his contributions in the field of minimally invasive surgery.