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Dr. Wittgrove's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Wittgrove "Dr. Wittgrove received his medical school training at the university of Missouri and surgical training in the US Navy. He served in the Navy for 10 years and left the service to set up his practice in San Diego. He has served the San Diego area for 30 years. Over this time he has become known as the "father of the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass" after being the first in the world to perform the operation in 1993. He has performed over 10,000 bariatric operations. Dr. Wittgrove teaches world-wide, has numerous articles and book chapter, is a past president of the ASMBS, and has received IFSOs highest award for his life-time service in the field of bariatric surgery."
This content was provided by Dr. Wittgrove "Dr. Wittgrove is know as the "Father of the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass". He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the world in 1993. Dr. Wittgrove has performed over 10,000 bariatric operations. He has trained surgeons all over the world and has published articles and book chapters on his findings and techniques. He is a past President of the ASMBS. In 2016 he was awarded IFSO's (The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) highest award for his lifetime achievements and outstanding service. Our program prides itself in providing individualized and compassionate care to those who suffer with overweight / obesity."