Bariatrics


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Bariatric Surgery Introduction

Clovis Community Medical Center - Bariatric Surgery explanation given by  Dr. Felix, M.D.

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New studies show bariatric surgery can cure diabetes

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.


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Exploratory Surgery

A woman who had bariatric surgery suddenly develops severe stomach problems. Can her surgeon discover what's ailing her?

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Bariatric revision patient free from stomach pain

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.

Bariatric surgery top-rated two years in a row

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.

Dr. Higa teaches weight-loss surgery internationally

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.


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Bariatric Revision

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.

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Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Keith Boone performs bariatric surgery to help an Atwater woman prevent future medical problems.

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