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Newspaper headlines this past week tout the benefits of using bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes -- even in people who are not morbidly obese. That’s old news to Drs. Kelvin Higa and Keith Boone, bariatric surgeons at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, who’ve seen these results again and again in their patients and have been studying the effect for several years.
A woman who had bariatric surgery suddenly develops severe stomach problems. Can her surgeon discover what's ailing her?Back to Videos
The severe stomach pain plaguing Shela Mangasarian kept her from living the active lifestyle she loved. Six years ago, she dropped 118 pounds with the help of Dr. Kelvin Higa, vascular surgeon and director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program. He performed Mangasarian’s bariatric (weight loss) surgery in 2006.
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received top ratings again for bariatric surgery. HealthGrades, a national health care ratings organization, ranked the hospital third in the state for its patient outcomes and for the second year in a row gave it a 5-star rating, plus a Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award.
Increasingly, countries with government-run health care or a more socialized medical system are recognizing bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment that improves lives and longevity, said Dr. Kelvin Higa, director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program and a frequent lecturer internationally.
Dr. Kelvin Higa wonders what he'll find when he performs bariatric revision surgery on Michelle Ardire 10 years after her original weight-loss procedure was done by another surgeon.Back to Videos
Dr. Keith Boone performs bariatric surgery to help an Atwater woman prevent future medical problems.Back to Videos
|Dr. Edward Felix performs minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center, which was just awarded another three-year accreditation as a Center of Excellence.|
A Valley physician is gaining world-wide attention by educating others about revision bariatric surgery. MedWatch talks with Dr. Kelvin Higa and a patient who says this procedure helped get her going in the right direction.Back to Videos