Colleyville, TX (Vocus) September 28, 2010
Dr. David Kim has teamed up with healthcare products leader, Covidien, in an effort to advance the field of weight loss surgery in Dallas, across the Midwest, and throughout the country. Dr. Kim recently became a proctor for Covidien, and traveled to United Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX to instruct two other surgeons on the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, is the same procedure Dr. Kim performed for Nate Newton, which has been a tremendous success, leading to a 130 pound weight loss for Mr. Newton. Like other bariatric surgery procedures such as laparoscopic gastric bypass and the LAP-BAND System in Dallas, Dr. Kim says the vertical sleeve gastrectomy is providing patients that may not be eligible for other weight loss surgeries another option in the fight against obesity.
Before the vertical sleeve gastrectomy was first introduced to the U. S. in 2007, it was part of an older operation known as the biliopancreatic diversion. With the updated, innovative approach to weight loss surgeries, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy ultimately removes 70% of the stomach to reduce the amount of food the patient can consume. Since it was first introduced, Dr. Kim has gained extensive experience with the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and as the procedure increases in popularity—due in part to the high profile partnership with Nate Newton—Dr. Kim remains dedicated to improving and advancing the field of bariatric surgery, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, through further relationships like the one formed with Covidien.
About Dr. Kim
David D. Kim, M. D. earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities. He completed his general surgery residency at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kim received a Fellowship for Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Park Medical Center, and another for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass at the Medical College of Virginia. He is a member and fellow of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of General Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the Tarrant County Medical Society.
Dr. David D. Kim has two locations, the first of which is the Live Life Again Center for Bariatric Surgery, and is located at 35 Veranda Lane Ste. 100 Colleyville, TX 76034; the second location, the Advanced Bariatric Center of Dallas, is located at 11990 North Central Expressway in Dallas, TX 75243. He can be reached at http://www.mylapbanddallas.com/ or http://www.drdkim.net/index.html - (214) 614-7036 for his Dallas patients and (817) 717-7447 for his Fort Worth patients.