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Body Contouring

Stapling stomach

Laurie Fort worth, TX
6 months ago

Do plastic surgeons do stomach stapling?

Thomas Fiala, MD, MBA, CPE Altamonte Springs, FL
6 months ago

Hi Laurie: Most plastic surgeons do not do Bariatric Surgery -the formal name for weight-reduction surgeries. Typically, Bariatric surgeons are General Surgeons who have done additional training in this area.

Jon Ver Halen, MD Colleyville, TX
6 months ago

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. No, plastic surgeons do not perform stomach stapling. Good luck!

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
6 months ago

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. In most cases a general surgeon or bariatric surgeon would perform stomach stapling. Hope this helps.

Jose Luis Valero, MD Tijuana, B.C. - Mexico
6 months ago

Dear Laurie:

This is the field of the so-called Bariatric Surgeons, which really are General surgeons, with the special aim of helping obese patients in reducing weight with surgeries altering the gástric or/and intestinal flux or physiology. So if you happen to be an obese patient, you should research for a Bariatric Surgeon or General surgeon with bariatric expertise in your area

Adolfo Sesto, MD Santo Domingo, NC - Dominican Republic
5 months ago

Hi. You need to contact a Bariatric Surgeon since we as plastic surgeons do not perform that procedure.


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