If you have been significantly overweight for very long, I am sure you already know that the key is not in the losing of the weight, but in the maintaining of the weight loss. Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity is a starting point. It will not miraculously change those factors which have contributed to obesity. Long term success will require change! We are here to help you help yourself!
John W. Baker, MD, FACS, is Senior Past President of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the largest association in the world dedicated to this particular specialty. He is also a past board member and past president of the ASMBS Foundation. Dr. Baker is a leading expert in the surgical treatment of obesity. He has performed more than 2,500 weight loss surgical procedures during his career. He is also an active member of several other professional associations and societies including the American College of Surgeons, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolism (IFSOM), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and the American Medical Association