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Bariatric Surgery: Do You Have A Favorite Patient Success Story? - Dr. Podkameni

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Dr. David Podkameni shares a favorite bariatric surgery success story about a nurse at Banner Gateway who decided to have laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery which reversed her sleep apnea and diabetes diagnoses. Dr. Podkameni is a an experienced bariatric surgeon at Banner Gateway Bariatric Center in Gilbert, Arizona.

Dr. Podkameni:
Here at Banner Gateway we have actually several stories of success and one that is very close to our heart is one of a nurse who works for our institution and after deciding having bariatric surgery she was having problems doing her job, doing her daily routine because of her weight and that was mainly the reason she came to us to have bariatric surgery.

She was submitted to a laparoscopic ROUX-en-Y gastric bypass, the bypass. And after six months she actually was excelling in her work. She was overall happier because of all the comorbidities that she got rid off like the sleep apnea and the diabetes and she thinks she is a much better nurse, although she was an excellent nurse before.

It makes me feel extremely, extremely happy, rewarding. It’s a feeling that you really did something for someone.

About Dr. David Podkameni, M.D.:
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Podkameni started his general surgery training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1996. He then returned to Brazil, where he became board certified in general and pediatric surgery. Dr. Podkameni finished his minimally invasive/laparoscopy training at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He serves as medical director of the Banner Gateway Bariatric Center. Dr. Podkameni specializes in Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery.

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Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese

Related Terms: Adolescent Bariatric Surgery, Obese Family History, Weight Loss, Nutrition, BMI, Body Mass Index

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Gateway, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center

Location: Gilbert, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Higley, Apache Junction, Sun Lakes 85234

Expert: Dr. David Podkameni, Dr. Podkameni, Bariatric Surgery David Podkameni, Doctor Podkameni, David Podkameni, M.D.

Expertise: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Splenectomy, Cholecystectomy, Pediatric Surgery

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