Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011
Once weighing in at 400 pounds, former NFL Pro Bowler Nate Newton has undergone a transformation over the last year following his gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) at Dr. David Kim’s Live Life Again Center for Bariatric Surgery in Dallas, TX. HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble recently welcomed the Dallas Cowboys all-star and Dr. Kim to discuss Mr. Newton’s weight loss surgery.
During the episode, the Real Sports cameras join Newton for an office visit with Dr. Kim, where he records his lowest weight to date. When asked how he decided it was time to address his battle with obesity, Newton credits an encounter with his son, saying he finally realized he needed to lead by example to ensure his children developed healthy lifestyles and avoid their own weight problems.
While adjustable gastric banding procedures such as the LAP-BAND System® are the most popular form of weight loss surgery, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy is an innovative surgical weight loss treatment gaining in popularity. Also known as laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, Dr. Kim says the vertical sleeve gastrectomy is an effective alternative for patients who may not be candidates for gastric banding procedures. He adds that the VSG weight loss procedure can provide an excellent option for losing a significant amount of weight to get started on the road to a healthier, slimmer lifestyle.
About Dr. Kim
David D. Kim, MD earned his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He then completed a general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at Park Medical Center, and a laparoscopic gastric bypass fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Kim is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and the American Society of General Surgeons.
The Live Life Again Bariatric Center is located at 35 Veranda Lane Ste. 100 Coleyville, TX 76034. Fort Worth patients can reach the practice at (817) 717-7447, and Dallas weight loss patients can reach the practice at (214) 614-7036. Dr. Kim and his weight loss surgery practice can be found online at http://www.mylapbanddallas.com, http://www.drdkim.net, or the Live Life Again Center for Bariatric Surgery Facebook page.