Dr. George R. Merriman II Answers Important Questions
What is the biggest change in the treatment that you have seen over the life of your 30 year career?
Currently, the biggest change lies in our understanding that the basis of the obesity problem is not what we thought. When I started my training in the early 1980s, I was taught that a gastric bypass was curative of morbid obesity. We had a woefully inadequate understanding of the problem.
Many patients suffer with uncontrolled Reflux or GERD. Many are on daily medications and still don't have adequate control of their symptoms.
Long term Reflux, even when controlled by medications, can still cause devastating effects to the esophagus, including in the worst case, cancer. If you are concerned about your Reflux, the new LINX device may be the tool you need
Weight Loss Surgery – When is it time to consider a Revision?
By George R. Merriman II, MD, FACS, FASMBS
What is Bariatric Revision Surgery?
A bariatric “revisional” surgery is a procedure correcting a complication of a prior bariatric weight loss surgery and/or modifying a prior bariatric surgery to reestablish its effectiveness as a metabolic and weight loss tool.