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Kim Bariatric Institute

September 18, 2014 08:03 ET

Dallas Weight Loss Surgeon on New Weight Loss Surgery Technique - The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve

Dr. David Kim Discusses a New Step He Created for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures to Provide Patients With Even Greater Benefits

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - Dr. David Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon, has performed more than 4000 gastric sleeve procedures. Gastric sleeve resection surgery, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (or VSG), is a weight loss treatment that removes about 75 percent of the stomach and converts the remainder to a slender, "sleeve"-like shape. This allows a person suffering from morbid obesity to eat much less before feeling full, and thereby lose weight and reduce serious risks to his or her health. While the procedure has been performed for years with great success, Dr. Kim recently developed a new step to the procedure designed to provide additional strength and protection for the stomach after the surgery. It's called The Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve.

In a recent blog post on Kim Bariatric Institute's website titled: "Benefits of The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™ Weight Loss Surgery Technique," Dr. Kim provides readers with an infographic describing the procedure and its benefits. The infographic has illustrations showing exactly how the stomach is reshaped, and it discusses many of the advantages that can be had from the new technique developed by Dr. Kim. The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™ essentially reduces the stomach by an additional five percent, and it is designed to make the stomach more resistant to stretching if the patient overeats. Like the gastric sleeve procedure itself, this technique utilizes minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which requires much smaller incisions. Smaller incisions can minimize recovery time and scarring for the patient. The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™ is also designed to significantly reduce the chance of leaks along the staple line and minimize the risk of other complications. Since Dr. Kim has been performing his new technique, no patients who have undergone this procedure have had a staple line leak. Dr. Kim says there are no additional fees for the extra step involved in the The David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™, and many insurance companies cover gastric sleeve surgeries.

Dr. Kim says, overall, his new technique is an enhancement to a procedure that has helped people lose significant amounts of weight and has improved high blood pressure and many other conditions related to morbid obesity, including type-II diabetes. He notes that the new infographic on his website can give patients a thorough and easy-to-understand view of exactly what the Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve Technique is -- and how it can help them safely lose weight and start living a healthier lifestyle.

About David D. Kim, MD
Dr. David Kim is the founder and medical director of Kim Bariatric Institute. He is known as the first weight loss surgeon in Fort Worth to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass operation, and has been designated a "Surgeon of Excellence" by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (previously known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery). Dr. Kim has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor" in the U.S. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Kim is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Kim Bariatric Institute, visit drdkim.net and facebook.com/kimbariatrics.

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