Bariatrics

The Digestive Health Center offers a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a wide range of bariatric issues.

Conditions Treated:

  • Anastomosis leak after bariatric surgery
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dumping syndrome after bariatric surgery
  • Dysphagia after bariatric surgery
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Malabsorption/diarrhea
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Micronutrients deficiencies after bariatric surgery
  • Morbid obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obstruction/ulcerations after bariatric surgery
  • Post prandial hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery
  • Weight regain after bariatric surgery

Testing Options:

  • Basic metabolic profile (BU, CR, Na+, K+, Phosphorus)
  • Calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • CBC
  • CT scan of abdomen/pelvis
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • EGD
  • Fasting glucose, HbA1C
  • Fasting lipid profile (Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, TG)
  • GI follow-through series
  • Iron, ferritin, iron saturation
  • Liver enzymes (AST, ALT, alkaline phosphatase, GGT, Bilirubin, INR)
  • Stool studies for fat quantification
  • Vitamins (A, D, E, B1, B12)

Treatment Options:

  • Anti-diabetic medications
  • Anti-obesity/appetite suppressant medications
  • Bariatric endoscopy
  • Bariatric surgery (RYGB, sleeve gastrectomy, etc.)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dietary modification
  • Endoscopic dilation of strictures
  • Endoscopic treatment of ulcers
  • Physical activity/exercise consultation
  • Placement of feeding tubes
  • Vitamin supplementation

Care Team