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A small number of patients who have weight loss surgery relapse years later. How much depends on the procedure they've originally had to address their obesity. These individuals may benefit from an additional procedure, called a revision surgery, to help them lose again and treat specific symptoms.
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Gastric bypass surgery, performed for over 50 years, is one of the most common weight loss operations in the United States. Columbia bariatric surgeon, Dr. Abraham Krikhely tells why it’s especially effective for those with GERD (acid reflux) and diabetes.
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Sleeve Gastrectomy—a minimally invasive surgery to reduce the size of the stomach--is now the most popular weight loss surgery at our Center and in the world. Columbia surgeon Dr. Abraham Krikhely tells how it can help patients achieve their desired goals—improving both their health and quality of life.
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Finding Diet Pills that Work
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

New Faculty in the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is delighted to welcome the following new faculty this fall.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery New Practice Locations

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What's New in the Department of Surgery

FDA Approves Orbera™ Balloon for Weight Loss

Temporary, endoscopically placed device helps patients feel full without surgery.
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When you think of Iowa, maybe you think of Field of Dreams, Presidential politics, or heartland Americana like county fairs and apple pie. But did you know that Iowa is also home to a giant in medicine, a brilliant physician who founded a brand new field of surgery in just a few decades?
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