Surgeon at Texas Health Denton to Operate Before 2,000 Peers|
DENTON, Texas — On May 31, Dr. David Provost, a surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, will be part of a first for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
Provost will perform a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery at Texas Health Denton, which will broadcast to 2,000 of his colleagues at the ASMBS conference in New Orleans.
In 1999, Provost was the first surgeon in Texas to perform a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. At that time the procedure lasted 9.5 hours. Today the surgery takes less than an hour to complete.
“I am honored that my fellow surgeons selected me to perform the procedure,” Provost said. “Bariatric surgery offers morbidly obese patients the opportunity to improve their health and reduce the risk of developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes.”
Laparoscopic surgeries involve smaller incisions that help patients recover faster and reduce the risk of post-op infections and complications.
“Dr. Provost has been an integral part of the development of the weight loss surgery program at Texas Health Denton,” said Stan Morton, hospital president. “For patients who qualify, weight loss surgery can be a key component to helping them improve their well-being.”
In 2010, Texas Health Denton announced that it had been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. The ASMBS center of excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
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