Why is having a fellowship-trained surgeon important?
Choosing a surgeon is a big decision, and there are many factors that should affect your choice. Level of training and expertise should be toward the top of that list. At Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery, you can be assured you are in great hands.
The surgeons at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery have all had one year’s fellowship training in addition to their residencies. Fellowship training is fairly narrow and allows the physician to obtain knowledge and skills needed to perform additional procedures or focus on treating patients with a particular type of problem. Our physicians completed fellowships in bariatric surgery.
When it comes to bariatric surgery, many physicians enroll in a weekend course to gain certification, and such little training can be pretty scary from a patient’s perspective. But Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery features the only group of fellowship-trained bariatric (weight loss) and advanced general laparoscopic surgeons in Arkansas. Joshua Roller, MD and Yong Kwon, MD offer the most sophisticated modern weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) techniques available, including roux-en-Y gastric bypass, lap gastric banding or LAP-BAND surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy, to help you take control of your weight and reclaim your health. Our doctors also perform other minimally invasive procedures, including many that can ease or resolve medical problems associated with obesity.
So, if you’re a patient who is shopping around for a bariatric surgeon, choosing a physician who is fellowship trained ensures you are opting for a doctor who has more education, experience and application. If you are unsure whether or not your doctor is fellowship trained, refer to their website or schedule a consultation appointment to ask voice any questions or concerns you may have. Weight loss surgery can be a life changing experience and you only get to choose a bariatric surgeon once. We encourage you to choose wisely and educate yourself on the level of experience you are entrusting your future with.
For more information, visit this page that reviews five critical questions you should ask your weight loss surgeon. For more information click here: www.rollerweightloss.com/critical-questions/