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3 Tips To Help You Find The Right Bariatric Surgeon For You
Having bariatric surgery and changing your lifestyle and habits to lead a healthier lifestyle is a major decision, but the most important choice you must make moving forward is the surgeon who will perform your procedure and help you achieve optimal health. Dr V Kuzinkovas is a certified bariatric surgeon in Sydney who has helped countless men and women lead longer, healthier lives with lap band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and other weight loss surgeries.
1. Think About What You Need in a Bariatric Surgeon
Patients want a doctor whom they trust and feel comfortable asking personal questions. Your bariatric surgeon should be welcoming, knowledgeable, and available to help you before and after weight loss surgery. Make sure to ask if they provide ongoing care after the procedure and if they are affiliated with local support groups that can help you navigate life after bariatric surgery. Your bariatric surgeon should have an excellent bedside manner, extensive experience, and patients that rave about their results.
Ask if you can meet or talk with previous patients and read patient testimonials to understand how well they care for patients throughout the entire bariatric surgery process. Reading or listening to what other patients have to say about the bariatric surgeon will give you an idea of how they run their medical practice, including scheduling, wait times, friendliness, and patient safety.
2. The Bariatric Surgeon’s Credentials
Surgeons who actively participate in industry organizations and continuing medical education (CME) courses are excellent choices for your procedure. Discuss their credentials during your consultation and ask about all the procedures they perform and why. There are several types of bariatric surgery and the right procedure for your needs depends on your health, lifestyle, and goals.
Dr Kuzinkovas is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and certified bariatric surgeon. He completed a postgraduate research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland and worked with a world-renowned expert in upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery while there. He researched laparoscopy and surgical immunology and completed advanced surgical training at West Midlands University Teaching Hospitals in the United Kingdom. Throughout his extensive education and training, he learned to manage complex gastrointestinal surgeries, specifically weight loss surgery for obese patients. Dr Kuzinkovas began providing bariatric surgery in Sydney in 2008 and has helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life since then.
3. An Experienced Bariatric Surgeon
Your bariatric surgeon should have ample experience with your specific procedure with a supportive staff and patient resources for high-quality aftercare. During your consultation with a bariatric surgeon, ask about their complication rate and number of times they have performed your chosen procedure. Dr Kuzinkovas has performed more than 5,000 weight loss surgery procedures and countless endoscopies since founding Advanced Surgicare. He is actively involved in teaching surgical trainees and medical students and is a fellow of several local and international surgical societies, including:
- The Royal Society of Medicine of Britain
- The Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders